Society & Culture

Meet the woman behind Libs of TikTok, secretly fueling the right’s outrage machine

Meet the woman behind Libs of TikTok, secretly fueling the right’s outrage machine

Placeholder while article actions load On March 8, a Twitter account called Libs of TikTok posted a video of a woman teaching sex education to children in Kentucky, calling the woman in the video a “predator.” The next evening, the same clip was featured on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News program, …

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‘That’s it? It’s over? I was 30. What a brutal business’: pop stars on life after the spotlight moves on

In her classic memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, Viv Albertine recounts not only the time she spent as a punk during the 1970s in her pioneering band the Slits, but also documents her life after the band had ended. This is unusual. Most music books …

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Opinion | How to Make Sense of the New L.G.B.T.Q. Culture War

Opinion | How to Make Sense of the New L.G.B.T.Q. Culture War

Where the gay rights movement emphasized biological realities (“born this way,” etc.) and bourgeois aspirations (to monogamy and marriage), today’s gender-identity advocates promote “wild claims” about the social-constructedness of sex differences and dismiss any contravening evidence as “violence.” This risks backlash, it endangers all the accommodations to transgender rights that …

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