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A Harvard researcher was convinced he’d found evidence of 1930s movie mogul fascism. But did he get it wrong?
The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities
I found a memento from my bar mitzvah in my parents’ house. Was it finally time to let go of the past, or was it worth keeping?
I tried to get pregnant for months. But when my fertility treatments worked too well, I faced an unexpected moral quandary.
Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return
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Chart of the day
(H/t Dan Klein.)
10 Charts About Sex [oktrends]
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Today on Tablet
OKCupid asks if you you’ve ever masturbated? Is that one of their criteria for compatibility?
If you’re not compatble with yourself, how can you be compatible with anyone else?
Ah–as Wilde had it:
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
You young folk have no idea how easy you have it. As Larkin said:
Up to then there’d only been
A sort of bargaining,
A wrangle for the ring,
A shame that started at sixteen
And spread to everything.
So a post about Onanism has produced the most highbrow comment the Scroll has ever seen.
Oh, sure. But how many of those agnostics and atheists are MOT?
…and how many of us just didn’t answer the question because we thought it really wasn’t relevent to how “datable” we think we are? (raises hand)
In Judaism male masturbation is prohibited. Meaning that most religious Jews will not masturbate due to the fear of terrible retribution, or not to get a red mark in their grade books. Others will lie because for them, being there is a religious prohibition on male masturbation the shame of masturbating is greater than the sin of telling a lie. If you wanted to make a fair question that does not have to do with specifically ones religion, ask if they have tried drugs or alcohol before the age of 18.
Im ayn ani li, mi li?
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