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Amy Schumer Flips the Usual Sexual Politics in Trainwreck

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Any romance novel fan is familiar with the trope of the virginal woman and the more experienced man teaching her about sex. Hell, it’s practically standard in bodice rippers, where the man tends to be a recently reformed rake, only changing his womanizing ways for the right (and often pure) woman. And sure, in more contemporary novels the woman is rarely a virgin, but she still often needs to be sexually taught or enlightened by the new love in her life. Think 50 Shades of Grey or even Twilight. Both women are a little more naïve, needing almost constant guidance in the bedroom area. I love romance novels, but even I’m getting sick of the sexual politics that bleed into…

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Inside Out: Pixar’s best movie to date perfectly captures emotions

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So you sometimes feel as if your emotions are running your life? Go with that feeling. Because according to neuroscience and psychological research, you may be right. In fact, a new movie—and animated movie, of all things—centers on the role of emotions in our lives. In the story, a young girl’s mind is run by a “staff” of emotions, portrayed in the form of cartoon characters. According to experts, however, the film is not only accurate, but may be about to change a lot of perceptions about the importance of how we feel. The movie is Inside Out, Pixar’s latest release. In it, Riley is an 11-year-old girl whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves across the country.…

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