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  "Men’s greater tendency to violence also probably creates greater public awareness. (Female incels, however grumpy they get, do not generally express their dissatisfaction by shooting up malls.) Nevertheless, Lutkin is surely right that women’s authority over their sexual and romantic fates is not as complete as the popular imagination would have it. Asked to explain why one out of four single American women hasn’t had a sex partner for two or more years (and more than one in ten haven’t had a sex partner for five or more years), researchers have cited women’s aversion to the “roughness” that has become a standard feature of contemporary, porn-inflected sex. In one recent study, around twenty-one per cent of female respondents reported that they had been choked during sex with men; around thirty-two per cent had experienced a man ejaculating on their faces; and thirty-four per cent had experienced “aggressive fellatio.” If, as Stephanie Coontz suggests, women feel freer these da


  Storytelling is so basic to human art-making. It's so basic to human life. The proof is our dreams. We make art every night when we go to sleep. It's incredible to think about that. No wonder human beings have always made art. We do that in our sleep—literally. One of the things that's so scary is that everyone has access to all the same tools of disseminating their stories, but the stories don't align. We really don't agree on what reality is. That doesn't make me think about fiction. That makes me think about psychosis. Because that is what psychosis is. I find that so frightening. Link:  Jennifer Egan's New Novel Imagines a Dark Digital Future