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Holly Whitman
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Journalist and Freelance Writer
Journalist and Freelance Writer

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Misinformation, willful blindness and squeamishness have all conspired to keep America’s pandemic of sexual violence off the radar for many years. Thankfully, recent months have seen awareness of this issue explode into the mainstream, generating new…

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When it suits her, Hillary Clinton isn’t afraid to distance herself from President Obama’s priorities and achievements. It’s no secret that she’s essentially running as Obama’s third term, but she’s also distinguishing herself from the outgoing president…

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Ask any woman you know, and I’ll bet she has some sort of story about a time a man did or said something in public that made her uncomfortable. It happens all the time. Women live in fear because of it. Yet society still tries to make it look like woman…

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As someone who has spent a significant amount of time in northern California, I always looked forward to visits to the city. San Francisco’s painted houses, high-rise buildings and bustling waterfront were always there to greet me. A place so densely…

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With only a few months before we vote to decide on the 45th president of the United States, campaigns are in full swing. That means no holding back with the insults and accusations. Both major party candidates accused their competition of suffering from…

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Breathe. It’s almost over. By now you’ve probably noticed that the election process in the US is absolutely interminable. We stretch these things out well past the point of reason — we’re coming up on 15 months after Trump descended on his escalator and…

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Though the United States doesn’t have a national requirement for learning a foreign language in schools, most high schools either have the option or require kids to take at least one year. Most high schools only do this because of the foreign language…

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It seems like most folks these days have come around to the idea that sexuality can (and often is) a continuum, rather than a binary quality. Why, then, can the same thing not be true of gender? Nevertheless, recurring controversies crop up all across the…

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“Boys will be boys” is a phrase that should be retired sometime around middle school. As adulthood encroaches, certain minimum standards of good behavior should be expected from young men. Or so Emily Post told me. The truth is, far too many emotionally…

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Women are people, right? Right. For most people, that goes without saying. But for others — the ones we’ve trusted to speak plainly and sanely on live television, that truth seems a little harder to grasp. There’s practically no end to the salvo of…
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