relationships

Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

Anna Rooney7 months ago
Love After Abuse
One of my very first memories as a child is of being beaten by a Goliath of a man. My father is 6'6", 500 pounds. Why he ever felt the need to beat a tiny little girl is beyond me. I will never, ever,...
Aleea Whitmire7 months ago
The First Time
His hands around my throat, gasping, scratching, pushing at him but, I couldn't get away. I could hear my daughter crying. Too young to understand but, she knew he was hurting me. When did it get this...
Lucy Sammons7 months ago
My Experience With Sexual Harassment: A Message to the Fearful
He asked me at least once every shift if I wanted to go out with him. No. I did not. First of all, I was dating at the time, second of all, I was just plain not interested in this flirtatious boy I wo...
An Open Letter to a Victim of Abuse
The word abuse is a very serious one and is not to be taken lightly. It usually takes an awful lot of courage to use it. Abuse is when a person repeatedly/regularly mistreats you. It is cruel, and can...
N A8 months ago
I Am Me, Not You
“I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a poisonous situation with someone you love deeply. So if you’ve done that today or any day, I’m proud of you.” - ...
Elieza Pereira8 months ago
A Minor Incident Can Ruin a Lot
I learned from this experience and to all the ones who have gone through this, you do not have to face it alone. Just around this time last year, I decided to visit my boyfriend at the time, as for he...
Bella Harris8 months ago
Me Too
You are told through scrolling videos on Facebook that automatically play while you sit in the bathroom at work “taking a shit,” but your pants are still up, buckled, and zipped, that if you have been...
Anne Reboa8 months ago
From Weakness Comes Strength: Part Two
If you haven't read my "Part One," certain references used throughout this Part Two will be confused. I suggest reading Part One to understand this part fully. However, a small recap: I was bullied ho...
Liz B8 months ago
Not Rape
Do you even remember me? Remember the years ago when we first met? I'm not sure how we met... you would think I'd remember. However, it seems my memory from that entire school year is a little fuzzy. ...
Mathilda Burton8 months ago
Afraid of Intimacy
His name was Jeremiah and I met him when I lived in Australia. He was the second of twelve children, 24-years-old, and born into a conservative family. I was close to his younger sisters, my brother w...
Marnie Grundman8 months ago
How Does This Grab You?
I have written and re-written … re-thought this article over and over again. I've been trying to figure out how to dive in and more importantly unravel the feelings that a man who crossed the line on ...
Lauren Charles9 months ago
I Did It for Me
I was late. It wasn't a cause for concern. My cycle was pretty irregular, I was stressed out between work, my relationship, and other life spheres, and I had an upcoming vacation I was making sure I w...
Ashley Cataquet9 months ago
My Worst Date
After already having used the app for a year, I went on my very first Tinder date. I use the term “date” semi-loosely, because it definitely wasn’t your classic dinner-and-a-movie. He came to campus, ...
Annabelle Rager10 months ago
Domestic Violence Is a Problem
Domestic violence. In those two words what do you think about? Is it the way a man hurts his woman? Or how he forces her to have sex with him? Choking? Screaming? Or simply your childhood? When those ...
Nikoleta Koleva10 months ago
Living in an Abusive Relationship
Let me tell you a story about love, which turned out to be the worst story of my life. It all began in winter 2015. I met this guy on social media; he is five years older than me. He seemed genuinely ...
Summer Minors10 months ago
The Untold Story of My Abuse
I finally broke down today. Seven years after the fact, but it finally happened. One minute I’m listening to music and driving down the road, then the next, I’m sobbing uncontrollably. I pulled into a...
J.A.K. Hansen10 months ago
Hell Into Heaven: Final Chapter
Chapter 7: Nikki November, 2012 My stomach is starting to hurt again. Thankfully my classes were done with for the day. I walked to the bus stop that I usually take to go to the hospital where I volun...
J.A.K. Hansen10 months ago
Hell Into Heaven: Chapter 6
Chapter 6: Jesse Holy Fuck! I'm going to be a dad! I was happy and freaking out at the same time. I didn't plan on coming back home with my mom after my break up with Nikki. I don't even remember my r...