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Head in the Cloud

Yet I felt stumped by my online expression of solidarity and questioned whether publicly expressing my thoughts even added anything to the conversation.
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The hookup hypocrisy

A Modern Feminist?

As a feminist, I believed in women’s free sexual expression, and that included their participation in the same hookup culture that I had a problem with accepting for myself.
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STEMulate her mind

We need more from other Silicon Valley firms and organizations in the Bay Area to address inequalities in STEM education for girls of color.
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The intimacies of shower sex

Sex on Tuesday

The pure intimacy of sharing a shower can also bring a false kind of connection between two strangers — one that mimics the closeness felt in relationship sex but lacks the deep meaning partners might share.
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Swallowing my pride


Pride is a political statement. But it’s also more than that. It’s about surviving against the odds. It’s about celebrating and showing support for the LGBTQ+ community.
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Toward a Berkeley where all residents feel safe

CITY AFFAIRS: Recent police reforms in Berkeley mark significant progress in public safety, should be only the beginning of transformative change

Reforming an institution rooted in a legacy of state-sanctioned racial violence will take a paradigm shift, both in police culture and public attitude.
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