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A short story in the New Yorker sparks an intense debate on social media

A short story in the New Yorker sparks an intense debate on social media

For once, it wasn't politics, television or film that sent social media into a frenzy — a short story published in the New Yorker set off a fierce debate on Twitter over the weekend.

“Cat Person,” a short story by Kristen Roupenian, drew strong reactions from social media users, many of who lauded the story for its unflinching look at misogyny as seen through the eyes of a 20-year-old woman.

The story follows Margot, a college student and art house movie theater employee who goes on a date with Robert, a 34-year-old man to whom she's not quite attracted. After she ends their brief relationship, the man sends her a string of angry text messages, the last of which just says,...

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