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#204: The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman

Thank you for your kind birthday wishes last week, loyal readers. I’m also extremely appreciative of
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#204: The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman
By Mark Isero • Issue #204 • View online
Thank you for your kind birthday wishes last week, loyal readers. I’m also extremely appreciative of all the thoughtful comments you’re sending in about the articles. Our (inter)national article club momentum is growing, and it’s great to witness what we’re building.
If you have time to read just one article this week, I highly recommend Jia Tolentino’s “Athleisure, Barre, and Kale: The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman.” Everything Ms Tolentino writes, I devour, and this piece is no different. I am very interested in hearing your thoughts — do you think she gets things right about society’s expectations of women, or do you think she misses the mark?
+ Also in today’s issue, read about a joyful, successful school in Ohio, the crisis of homelessness in San Francisco, and the unexpected positive social effects of the extraordinary drought in Cape Town. Happy reading!
+ Do you like the idea of meeting other loyal readers and discussing articles together in real life? Sure you do! Sign up here for your chance to attend an upcoming Pop-Up Article Club. If you don’t live in the Oakland area and are interested in something similar, only not in person, please let me know.

The Tyranny Of The Ideal Woman
LeBron’s School, One Year Later
Delia, who belongs to loyal reader Allison, wishes a happy birthday to her owner and to all Leos. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Delia, who belongs to loyal reader Allison, wishes a happy birthday to her owner and to all Leos. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
One Day, One City, No Relief: 24 Hours Inside San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis
Dry, The Beloved Country
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