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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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We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

The tangled web of affairs, accusations and legal battles that defined Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s relationship unfolded over three decades. 

A society hot for punishment is quick to play judge and jury. But there’s nothing feminist or radical about pretending to know the truth.

When Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly and capitalism killed sexual liberation.

A new book by Stephen Jimenez tells a very different story about the killing of Matthew Shepard by Aaron McKinney.

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Someone somewhere must die for the pleasure someone somewhere else takes in a $4.95 bikini top.

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