Amazon sent out early copies of the Handmaid’s Tale sequel. Indie booksellers aren’t happy.

Amazon delivery vans are seen on May 14, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. | Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The online retailer broke a giant publishing embargo, but it probably won’t face consequences. Margaret Atwood’s sequel to her 1985 classic The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, is scheduled to come out in print on September 10. The day was all set to be a heralded unveiling — until Amazon mailed copies to its customers one week early….

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This company is advertising MeToo-branded at-home rape kits. Experts say it’s a terrible idea.

A sexual assault evidence collection kit in the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Laboratory on January 27, 2016, in Richfield, Ohio. | Ann Hermes/Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images The MeToo Kit is marketing itself as an alternative to a professional examination. It’s unlikely to stand up in court. “Your experience. Your kit. Your story. Your life. Your choice.” That’s the pitch a Brooklyn company is making for a product called the MeToo Kit: a…

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One Trump fundraiser was all it took to slash SoulCycle’s attendance

Sometimes boycotts work. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images New data shows attendance dipped in the weeks following the boycott. Last month, cancel culture came for SoulCycle. The stationary bike exercise company’s liberal user base was outraged at news that one of SoulCycle’s major investors was hosting a reelection fundraiser for President Trump, whose misogynistic, racist and anti-gay policies and rhetoric seem to contradict SoulCycle’s purported socially conscious values. Devotees (including high-profile ones like Chrissy Teigen, Billy…

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