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If you've watched BoJack Horseman, read recent Archie comics, or been rejected by someone who says they like you but your genitals gross them out, then you're familiar with asexuality⁠—but probably not as familiar as you think.

A 2019 poll found that 76% of those surveyed weren't able to accurately define asexuality, despite 53% of respondents asserting that they could.

And that's fine. I can barely do it after years of research, and according to modern definitions I'm a full-fledged "heteroromantic" "asexual," which, according to Dr. Google, places me among an estimated 1% of the population who are incapable of feeling sexually attracted to anyone, regardless of gender or sex. Or, as Stefani Goerlich explains in sex-therapist-speak, "Whereas heterosexuals are sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex, and homosexuals are attracted to folks of the same sex, asexuals are [sexually] attracted to nobody."

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From Billie Eilish to AOC, 10 Highlights from the Democratic National Convention

Despite some technical difficulties and some uncomfortable moments, the Democratic National Convention was an attempt to provide solace to a fractured nation.

Democratic National Convention Roll Call

As tensions around the 2020 election rise to a near-fever pitch, all eyes are on the Democratic party.

The Democratic National Convention was an important moment, one that was inevitably rigorously analyzed by pundits across the political spectrum. But did it hold up to expectations?

First off, the convention was held virtually over Zoom, leading to a fair amount of awkward technical issues. But it did feature a number of highlights, some of which came from unexpected places. Overall, the DNC was a lot of things, but ultimately it was a call to action.

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Rihanna, Billie Eilish, and More Sign Letter in Support of New Justice in Policing Act

People have been marching in the streets for weeks; now an act wants to codify some of their demands, and it has high-profile support.

Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Migos, Meek Mill, Future, the Jonas Brothers: These are just a few of the artists who have signed a new open letter that essentially states: "Bad cops must be held accountable."

The Justice in Policing Act (tentatively called the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act) is a plan intended to hold law enforcement accountable for their behavior. It includes motions to establish federal oversight of police, a restriction of qualified immunity protections—which prevent officers from facing legal consequences for deaths that occurred while they were on the job.

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