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Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

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Princess Martin8 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 R8 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 Kerr8 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 Konikovo9 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 Bailey9 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 Exxe9 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 Chains9 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 Baxter9 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 Sunset9 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. Westling10 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 Poitra10 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 Hart10 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 Whitmire10 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 Israela year 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...
Janetta Poitraa year ago
The Life I Lived Before You (Chapter 1)
Chapter 1 Raped It was 8:00 PM and she stood in front of the bathroom mirror getting ready for bed. Her reflection staring back at her. Her hair, which she dyed the week before, flowed down past her s...
Do Abusers Feel Remorse?
I remember when I finally dumped one of my abusive exes. He bawled his eyes out, promised he would change, the works—just as he did last time. I wasn't having it. I knew, deep down in my heart, that h...
Lilly Tairia year ago
The Pitbull
No this is not a dog, but a person. A person I don't speak of often because to speak of him is almost like giving him power over me. I was, in all honesty, almost prepared to never have to speak of hi...