relationships

Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

Kara Ossolaa year ago
Sixteen
This story is true. I don't post it for sympathy or empathy. I post is so others are aware. So you can see the signs. So no one has this happen to them on a day that is supposed to be amazing! The day...
Pinned2 Papera year ago
Just to Be Happy
As most little girls are bred to want the perfect family at a young age, many may go about it the wrong way. Knowing the yellow house with the white picket fence, beautiful children, and a faithful hu...
Kody Klinea year ago
What I Learned by Leaving My Abuser
For the longest time I was in denial about being a victim of domestic violence. When I finally came to accept it, escape seemed dangerous and impossible. It was anything but easy, however walking away...
Kali Reddinga year ago
10 Reasons Why
This is the story of a girl who got cheated on, lied to, manipulated, and eventually left to clean up after the boy who destroyed her mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. This is the story of a gir...
Kaitlyn Parkera year ago
A Year That Broke Me
I was 12 when he asked me out. Although I agree that is young for dating, it has changed how I approach every and any relationship. We were in the same school, all the same classes, and rode the same ...
Ann Zukona year ago
Fight or Flight? Is Your Relationship Worth It?
So, you’re on your second year of a relationship and the honeymoon period seems to be over. Do you stick it or bail? For years it was the expected thing to obey one’s husband and women were obedient t...
Do You Remember Me?
Do you remember me? I'm the girl that looked "cute enough" to send a message to. I'm the girl that you relentlessly complemented. I'm the girl that you felt oddly comfortable with. I'm the girl that y...
J.A.K. Hansena year ago
Hell Into Heaven Chapter 3
Chapter 3: Nikki January, 2011 *Smack* “DAMN IT NIKKI! YOU DIDN'T SET THE ALARM ON THE CLOCK! GET UP OR I’LL BE LATE FOR WORK!” screamed my dad. He hit me again. Why am I not surprised? I got up fast ...
J.A.K. Hansena year ago
Hell Into Heaven Chapter 2
Chapter 2: Jesse November, 2009 “Your tie is crooked again, want me to help you?” Said mom. “Thanks, mom, but I got it.” I replied back as I walked back to the bathroom to look in the mirror. I hated ...
J.A.K. Hansena year ago
Hell Into Heaven
Chapter 1: Nikki November, 2009 [Nightmare: “I want you to marry me and be my wife,” said Gil. “Your wife? You’re too old for me, silly. I’m like 6-years-old,” I said and gave Gil my tiny fist to his ...
Nancy Da year ago
Sexual Harassment in High School
It's been a few years since I graduated high school and I've been doing much better now. However, I still remembering realizing what it meant to be a woman... I remember teachers and police officers s...
Debbie Gabriela year ago
The Loved Less Swine
Hi, my name is Debbie, and in 2005 I was sexually assaulted by my ex boyfriend. I never reported it, because I guess in many ways I thought I deserved it, especially for how I treated him in the begin...
Hannah Gonzaleza year ago
To the World, It's Just a Really Bad Tattoo
I had $120 left in my bank account when I broke up with him. My neck felt sore, I felt weak, and I guess I just really needed a nap. It was summer time and I was wearing a long sleeve shirt because th...
Lena Marquesa year ago
Let's Talk About Consent
This piece is my view on #consent. It is the first of a series of essays breaking down the poem "My Truth" to address in depth the social problems I refer to in that poem. If you haven't read it yet, please do. It'll give you context for this piece. Thanks :)
Courtney Moyera year ago
Learning to Love Myself
It was love at first sight, or so I thought. The first year together was probably one of the best years of our lives, like a fairy tale, but with the snap of a finger, things went down-hill, rapidly. ...
Fight or Flight
My best friend told me time after time that I shouldn't have gone out that night. She was always worried about the guys that took me out, since I was fragile and needed someone to be my father figure,...
Opal O'Malleya year ago
Was I Raped?
It was past my little brother's curfew. The street lights had been on for almost an hour; he knew to be home before they turned on. I was in charge. I was supposed to make sure that he was okay. I had...
RaeAnna Mercadoa year ago
Unexpected Friendship Part 4
July 2014 The day that stays engraved in my brain. The day my fear was intensified, my trust in local law enforcement was broken, and the day I learned exactly the type of crazy I was dealing with. It...