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A little lost in it all.
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Les hommes pensent que les féministes détestent le sexe,
Mais c’est une activité très stimulante et naturelle que les femmes adorent.

These girls aren’t wounded so much as post-​wounded, and I see their sisters everywhere. They’re over it. I am not a melodramatic person. God help the woman who is. What I’ll call “post-​wounded” isn’t a shift in deep feeling (we understand these women still hurt) but a shift away from wounded affect: These women are aware that “woundedness” is overdone and overrated. They are wary of melodrama, so they stay numb or clever instead. Post-​wounded women make jokes about being wounded or get impatient with women who hurt too much. The post-​wounded woman conducts herself as if preempting certain accusations: Don’t cry too loud; don’t play victim. Don’t ask for pain meds you don’t need; don’t give those doctors another reason to doubt. Post-​wounded women fuck men who don’t love them and then they feel mildly sad about it, or just blasé about it; they refuse to hurt about it or to admit they hurt about it—​or else they are endlessly self-​aware about it, if they do allow themselves this hurting.

The post-​wounded posture is claustrophobic: jadedness, aching gone implicit, sarcasm quick on the heels of anything that might look like self-​pity. I see it in female writers and their female narrators, troves of stories about vaguely dissatisfied women who no longer fully own their feelings. Pain is everywhere and nowhere. Post-​wounded women know that postures of pain play into limited and outmoded conceptions of womanhood. Their hurt has a new native language spoken in several dialects: sarcastic, jaded, opaque; cool and clever. They guard against those moments when melodrama or self-​pity might split their careful seams of intellect, expose the shame of self-​absorption without self-​awareness.

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Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly faced off over white privilege on The Daily Show. Click here to watch the extended interview.

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Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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Meet the Peace Cars! Over the next two weeks, cars will be traveling from Peace Corps headquarters in D.C. to Atlanta, Los Angeles (via Chicago and Denver), and one will be traveling around the D.C. Metro area. Share your photo of the #PeaceCars and tell us why you’re interested in service.

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Meet the Peace Cars! Over the next two weeks, cars will be traveling from Peace Corps headquarters in D.C. to Atlanta, Los Angeles (via Chicago and Denver), and one will be traveling around the D.C. Metro area. Share your photo of the #PeaceCars and tell us why you’re interested in service.

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A lot of people have ventured to Paraguay over the years in search of some sort of a dream. My great, great grandfather, Jean Bourdain was one of them.
I’ve looked for this mysterious ancestor before—in Uruguay, with my younger brother Chris. We were disappointed when our trail ran cold. We…

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