relationships

Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

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Clare Scanlan13 days ago
Domestic Violence and Pregnancy
For most couples, pregnancy is a wonderful time when they become closer to the prospect of becoming parents and embarking on this amazing journey. According to Refuge, 20 percent of the woman who need...
The Difference
The word “No” doesn’t mean “convince me!" I just wish I lived by that saying. Today, I want to call 911 and tell them how my boyfriend has been using me as a slave instead of a girlfriend for three ye...
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Clare Scanlan17 days ago
Financial Abuse After Separation
You’ve finally managed to get the courage and support to leave your abusive partner. You think you can breathe again and start rebuilding your life. Think again. Immediately post separation is a very ...
Ashley Hamiltona month ago
#WhyIStayed
If you (or someone you know) are a survivor of or are experiencing domestic violence whether it be physical, mental, emotional, sexual, some, or all then you know how hard it was/is to actually leave....
8 Phrases that Threaten a Woman's Self Esteem
This story, and others like it, for that matter, is a hard one for me to tell. Namely because it involves divulging personal feelings surrounding people who've left a few scars emotionally, as I am th...
Sarah Hong2 months ago
An Open Letter to Men Who Took a Liking to Me a Little Too Fast
Dear You, Before I begin, I want you to clearly understand that this isn’t about you. This isn’t about you, because you’re not the only one. This isn’t about you, because you hardly left any scars on ...
A Letter to a Black Man
A Letter to A Black Man To Whom It May Concern: Although, I don’t know where you are at in life of thought, I would like to say that I love you. And contrary to what may think about white society and ...
Gabriella Elaine3 months ago
An Open Letter
My first week of college, I was raped. For the longest time, I could not bring myself to say that I was raped. I started off by denying that it had ever happened to me. Yet when I finally did begin to...
Drea Williams3 months ago
Where Do Broken Hearts Go?
Too little to take.
What Is Consensual Sex?
Being a woman, I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Being a human being with a sensitive heart and kind spirit in a world full of energy-drainers, THAT I would definitely trade. Aliens, beam me up! But,...
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anyonymous a4 months ago
Mental Abuse
This is my story on suffering mental abuse in a relationship. I guess I will just start from the beginning. I met a guy in a time of my life where I felt I absolutely needed someone to be happy. I did...
Victoria K4 months ago
To the Women in My Life
I LOVE female relationships. I love sleepover rituals of face masks & Love Island reruns, the unspoken solidarity of passing a tampon to a girl in a pub toilet. I often sit yearning for more girlfrien...
Icarus Bandela4 months ago
Consent, Consent, Consent!
Verb: Give permission for something to happen. One of, if not the most important fundamental required to get your freak on with someone you're sexually attracted to and yet frequently misunderstood. W...
Nicole Christina4 months ago
Think
So how many times have you said to yourself that "this is the last time," only to find the cycle starting over again? How many times have you beaten yourself up because of mistakes that you made, beca...
J A N E Y .5 months ago
Dating with Priorities
Dating can be daunting. It forces us to look within ourselves, and expose our vulnerability to total strangers, in the hopes of building a long lasting connection for life, and the older you get the m...
Singster Jones 5 months ago
The Violence of Hurricane Noah
Hi there, it's Luna again. By my previous stories, you're maybe under the impression that I am girly and maybe even weak minded, or not. I can assure you that I'm nothing like that. I'm a proud strong...
Christina St-Jean6 months ago
Women Need Women
In my travels throughout the internet the other day, I came across a TED Talk featuring Hollywood legends Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. These are two women whom I've seen throughout most of my life; my ...
Sasha Konikovo6 months ago
10 Ways Toxic Masculinity Affects Dating
People, I gotta tell ya. The dating pool needs chlorine in it, big time. It's not that there aren't sexy people out there; even the average person is fairly good looking. No, the problem isn't looks. ...