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Valerie Bertinelli's truth

Think we're moving past the days when a woman's body was everybody's body -- there for the ogling, the analyzing, the commenting on, judging, shaming? We can always harbor that hope -- but then along comes a story like the one this week about actress Valerie Bertinelli, who, thanks to the internet, has become the latest celebrity victim to serve as public fodder for trolls.

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Travel shaming -- another plague of 2020

For many people, travel these days is fraught with second-guessing, extra research and plenty of confusion by way of logistics, travel restrictions and safety -- and that's before you add in what everyone else has to say about your decisions.

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Opinion: It'll take more than online shaming to silence Tyra Banks

The whack-a-mole of cancel culture moves swiftly, so you'd be forgiven for forgetting that just two short months ago, according to the unremitting jury of Twitter, the supermodel Tyra Banks got canceled forever. It would be especially understandable considering that, earlier this week, ABC announced that Banks would be the new host and executive producer of "Dancing with the Stars."

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Opinion: The problem with 'the letter'

It's already being referred to as "the letter" -- a brief, but somehow still wordy missive, formally titled "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate," initially signed by 153 writers, artists, academics and journalists, and published by the venerable Harper's Magazine (it appeared online July 7 and will be printed in the October issue). In it, this cohort of artists, intellectuals and public figures decry a landscape in which "intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty" have, in their eyes, become rampant.

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