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Letter from the HQ
Letters & Comments
Love It/Shove It
Annals of Junk technology: G-Spotting

The complain List

||| at the Page—A Q&A with author G. Willow Wilson

||| at the Web—Is Pinterest is as girly because the media paints it? And if that is so, who cares?

||| On Activism—Sarah Schulman talks activism, publishing politics, and making paintings from the margins

::: Nude Awakening Can the nudist flow get its groove again?

::: Sugar Rush—Speaking with writer and recommendation columnist Cheryl Strayed

::: lifestyles on Mars (Hill)—In the nation's fastest-growing megachurch, religion and feminism don't mix

::: highway Smarts—The gender justice of graffiti artist Panmelo Castro

::: ailing Advised—A new team of courting specialists are profiting from the single-black-woman meme

\\\ Bookmarked—Why does gender want its personal genre?

\\\ intercourse and Salacity—Should we snicker or recoil while ladies are weak onscreen?

\\\ Rapped Up—Why can't the mainstream media deal with lady MCs one after the other?

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The clothes-free lifestyle may sound sexy, but as Sedaris discovers, it’s anything but. Can the nudist movement get its groove back? BY VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS | ILLUSTRATIONS BY BLAIRE ANNE STAPP An almost-equally common perception is that nudists are naive exhibitionists, a portrayal used in media and popular culture as an emphatic punch line. ”) to the 2012 film Wanderlust, which features a largely clueless band of hippies at a stranded-in-time backwoods commune, nudists are often painted as people who, at best, simply don’t get other people’s discomfort—or, at worst, pressure them into awkward co-nakedness.

Their relationship continued to deteriorate, and when she confessed an infidelity to Jeff, the church leaders took action, drawing up a “spiritual discipline contract” for Kailea. It promised, among other things, that she and Jeff would move back in together immediately, and that she would stop seeing her therapist, who was unaffiliated with Mars Hill. When Kailea refused to sign, she was kicked out of the church. The leadership posted a letter on the church’s member website asking her friends to stop contacting her, and she has not heard from a single one of them since.

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