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Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

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Keara Jo10 days ago
Deafening Silence
The door closed and that was it. It was done. No more yelling. No more fighting. No more hatred, at least not from him. After years of manipulation and control I was free, or so I thought. I set about...
Sis Monica18 days ago
Without Regret
With an unladylike howl, she slammed the clam-shell grill closed a bit harder than she should have. Here's another burn to add to her collection of scars. Furiously, she swiped the dirty blue rag acro...
shiney poetry24 days ago
The Red Flags I Should Have Seen
I was 16 when I tried my hand at online dating, at the time I didn't think about the dangers and didn't get how easy it is to get pulled into the black magic of the online world and the online people....
Don't Let "Love" Ruin You
From me, to really anyone. I was in a relationship for four years, and to everyone, I looked happy. I always had a smile on my face, I was hyper, I seemed like I was so happy in the relationship. Ever...
Bells Ra month ago
To the Girl Who Doesn’t Know If She Can Do It
At the beginning of every relationship it’s sunshine and roses, unicorns fly by farting rainbows and everything seems perfect in the world. He is the one for sure, three months in. Than something happ...
Sophie Kerra month ago
Pain Into Power
Yesterday for a few short hours, my world fell apart. I ended up being that girl I swore to myself I would never be again. The victim! The mentality I worked so hard to rid myself of crept back in. I ...
Sasha Konikovo2 months ago
10 Signs You're Dating a Red Piller
Once in a blue moon, people will see a philosophy that is so toxic, it's incompatible with having healthy relationships. It's rare, but it happens. Sadly, it also happens with increasing frequency now...
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A Letter from a Hurricane Survivor
It started out quaint. I had always done best alone, in my own little desert with my books and starry nights. I liked it that way, until I didn’t. I wanted to share my books and words with someone els...
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Lena Bailey2 months ago
My Assault Story
It happened to me about 4 years ago. I just got out of my first relationship and I went back on a popular dating site (I won't name it because it may not want to be associated with this). About a week...
Elle Exxe2 months ago
Will You Change Your Name?
When you get married, should you change your name? Will it be assumed that this article is aimed at female readers? I hope not. Once upon a time a woman's name would be changed because in a sense the ...
Captive Chains2 months ago
The Beginning of Real Life in Captivity
This is my personal story (FROM THE BEGINNING). PRELUDE: I was told to take my children and run after visiting the family of my new companion for the first time. It was meant to be the initial introdu...
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Danni Baxter2 months ago
The Narcissistic Storm Cycle
So many of us share this story. We met the man of our dreams. He was everything we had always hoped for and more then we had ever imagined. In just a few short weeks we felt as though we knew him fore...
Amidst the Sunset2 months ago
Last Night I Saw My Rapist's Name on Facebook
Facebook is something we use to stay connected with one another. Something we use to see the experiences we have and share. Something some rely on to keep occupied in the bathroom. We play games, like...
Morgan E. Westling3 months ago
Things Every Feminist Should Ask on a First Date
In today's day and age, it is an interesting concept to consider why men are weird about strong women. When feminists try to build close relationships with people and begin dating, it is more serious ...
Janetta Poitra3 months ago
The Life I Lived Before You (Chapter 2)
Chapter 2 Family Meet-up A couple days after she had taken the pregnancy test her dad ended up finding it behind the toilet when he washed himself off. He put it in the way back in his sock drawer as ...
Alexis Hart3 months ago
I Was Able to Escape
High school love is extremely blinding. I believe the reason that I was blind in love was because I learned to love someone else before loving myself, or even knowing myself. However, in your teenager...
Aleea Madden3 months ago
Open Letter to My Abuser
Recently, in therapy I was given an assignment to write all the things unsaid to my abuser down, seal it in an envelope, and never send it to him. "Well what good does not sending it do?" you may ask....
Aimes Israel4 months ago
A Letter to My Abuser
Last January I met you at the bar across the street from where I lived. I never saw you there before and by looking at you, I could tell I was interested. You were sitting next to two guys and talking...