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The Object

Hint: there isn’t one.


Like kgibbel and others, I found Kate Taylor’s recent New York Times ‘whoa, women enjoy casual sex’ piece to be troubling. I am not going to recount other criticisms already leveled on this blog. Instead, I would like to focus on a false narrative that Taylor incorporates, undoubtedly without realizing it, into her entire article, and which transforms the piece from perhaps-well-meaning-but-nevertheless sensationalist drivel into something much more sinister and offensive. This is not a particularly new false narrative, or newly false narrative, or even really a growing false narrative, but it is, regardless, irreparably false.

That narrative is all claims laid to The Object.