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JoAnn Wypijewski | The Nation

JoAnn Wypijewski

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JoAnn Wypijewski

JoAnn Wypijewski, who writes The Nation’s “Carnal Knowledge” column, has been traveling the country to research a book on America in a time of crackup. Contact her at jwyp at earthlink.net.

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Straight culture teaches its children that sex is either of the jungle or the picket fence.

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

If the director of the CIA and a Reserve intelligence officer can’t even conduct a decent affair, what does that say about the institution that groomed them?

In a desperate election, nostalgia for an America before the decline is the GOP’s only message.

The imperatives of the national security state override the possibility that Assange could face a fair investigation in his sex crimes charges.

For what the ancients called avarice and iniquity, Alex’s hate was pure. No writer had a deadlier sting against the corruptions of empire.

When it comes to the distant past, there’s a lot we don’t know about what occurred sexually.

The Supreme Court—as well as the Obama administration—upholds the right of the world’s biggest jailer to strip everyone who comes into its grasp.

The pursuit of reproductive freedom and civil freedom need to be seen as one and the same.