relationships

Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

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 Konikovo9 days 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. ...
Michaela Brenham3 months ago
I Wanted to Leave
The worst part is that I wanted to leave. I planned on leaving, I had it all set up, I was going to get out. Start again, have someone I could really rely on. Instead, I got pregnant…. Whoops. Just on...
Trinity Shadow3 months ago
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
When I was a teenager, something unexpected happened to me that was hard to overcome, but as the years went by I learned to accept that what happened happened and to move on from it. Sadly, that was h...
How Tinder Sent Me to Therapy
I have noticed a trend around me… a trend that often inspires me to watch the movie He’s Just Not That Into You. You probably know what I’m talking about before I even describe it. We all have probabl...
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Keara Jo3 months 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 Monica4 months 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 poetry4 months 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....
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Princess Martin4 months ago
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 R4 months 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 Kerr4 months 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 Konikovo5 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 Bailey5 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 Exxe5 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 Chains5 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 Baxter5 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 Sunset5 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...