relationships

Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

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...
Defining Solidarity
For years I have wanted to start the conversation about how women can be more supportive of each other. I have wanted to build communication among sisters. How often have women been able to get to a p...
Zoey Michaelsa year ago
Letter to My 'Almost Abuser'
I’ve been reading a lot of your words posted about the election lately. You’ve posted a lot about the sexism involved in the election, and about the fear women (as well as minorities, LGBTQ+ community...
Mikaela Merritta year ago
Grateful for the Pain
Sometimes being protected is the very thing that gets us hurt. I grew up in a rather strict and devoutly religious home. We still acted like normal people, watching movies and spraying whipped cream i...
Verity Browna year ago
Woman to Woman, What Can You Learn from Someone You Don’t Like?
I must admit, the news that two of Sex and the City’s most loved actresses have a lot of issues, animosity, and possibly hatred between them, really broke my heart. I ADORE the show that follows four ...
Morgan Peñaa year ago
Sticks and Stones
I’ll never forget the look on his face. The noise I made when I felt his hands on my shoulders and my feet give out from under me. The rug burn I got as I tried to pull myself away from him, but the p...
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Celest Nyte a year ago
From Savior to Destroyer
I am a military brat. I have never been in one place long enough to forge relationships with people. I was born on one coast and moved to another in my early childhood and that is when my life began t...
Tonya Sherwooda year ago
I Married a Narcissist
I went into "Attitudes Bar" on a whim to find a part-time job to earn some extra cash. I used to frequent this establishment some years back with a neighbor of mine before his untimely exit from this ...
Cassy :)a year ago
Finding Courage
It blinds you. That feeling of being desired, the feeling of being enough, the lust. The feeling of love rushing through your veins, your mind constantly occupied by the one person who claims all the ...