Also.Also.Also: Stop Me If You’ve Heard the One About White Men Committing More Mass Shootings Than Any Other Group

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+ White Men Have Committed More Mass Shootings Than Any Other Group.

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Doll Parts

First of all, some Hugh Hefner takes to get you off on the right foot today:
Hugh Hefner’s World Wasn’t Just Bad for Women, It Hurt Men, Too.
Hefner’s Final Resting Place? Right Next to Marilyn Monroe. Please tell me you read Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck. Please tell me the section on Marilyn Monroe’s nonconsensual Playboy centerfold was the first thing you thought of when you learned of this man’s death.
The Fantasy of a Female Hugh Hefner.

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  1. Taking a news break by watching the new Curb Your Enthusiasm from last night… no endorsement for how it ends as it’s ten minutes in, but came here to report that Carrie Brownstein (my #1) is in it and furthermore the whole episode so far is about gender performance, gendered expectations, and dapper queers.

  2. The fact that STIs are higher than ever before really scares me because I have a friend who thinks an IUD is enough for some guy on Tinder. I dated a guy who plainly stated you could not get an std orally, he had genital warts….. Use some form of barrier method people, but also realize there are still ways to get stds even with condoms. Sigh I have so many fustrated words. What ever happened to std education?

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