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An American man and a French woman meet on a train in Eastern Europe. They live on different continents. But before the sun comes up, they have spent the night together. What happens next? You’d expect the answer to be, nothing. It’s just a one-night
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Beyond Sexual Orientation: Sexual fluidity is a challenge to both traditional and alternative sexual narratives.
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Elegy With a Side of Applesauce
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Changing The Face Of Hollywood Jimmy O. Yang
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Why Sex Is Mostly Binary but Gender Is a Spectrum: A short genetic history of one of the most profound dimensions of human identity.
Anyone who doubts that genes can specify identity might well have arrived from another planet and failed to notice that the humans come in two fundamental variants: male and female. Cultural critics, queer theorists, fashion photographers, and Lady G
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When the cicadas of Brood II burst into open air—and into song—later this month, after living 17 years in darkness below ground, they will have one thing on their collective, eerily synchronized mind: sex. Though millions of humans inhabiting the mid
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THE BORDER OF WEST VIRGINIA and Ohio is full Appalachia, deep football country. It’s not where you might imagine the modern discussion around consent and privilege would have been jump-started, but that’s where it happened. At a Saturday-night Steube
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