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Friday, January 8 2021


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Women should not go out at odd times under the influence of any person. I think this incident would not have occurred if the woman had not stepped out of her house alone or had she been accompanied by a [male] child of the family.

That’s Chandramukhi Devi—member of the National Commission for Women—who was part of a two-member team sent to meet the family of the woman gang-raped and killed in Badaun. She later claimed her remarks were taken out of context.

Big Story

The Trump presidency ends in a whimper

TLDR: After a day of unprecedented chaos and violence, Trump has finally embraced the inevitable—with a concession speech that may be the most ‘normal’ of his presidency. More importantly, the yawning divide he created between Red and Blue America remains as vast as ever. 


Biden is finally in!

Determined not to be cowed by the riots, members of Congress filed back into the Capitol building to certify the election of Joe Biden. Despite the mayhem, 147 Republicans still voted to overturn the election results, but mercifully the majority carried the day. Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn into office on January 20th.

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  • Elon Musk topples Jeff Bezos
  • Army cracks down on farmer sympathisers
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  • Men get sad after sex

 

Weekend Advisory

  • Best life lessons learned from 2020
  • The origins of nachos—and the man named Nachos.
  • Why sex in Netflix’s hottest series, Bridgerton, is actually kinda crap.
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