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Who Asked for Michelle Obama’s Misguided Dating Advice?

What Obama says about marriage and dating matters because of her credibility, and her audience.

Fanfiction to Film: “The Kissing Booth” Brings Misogyny from Wattpad to Netflix

Why are the fanfics that become films so misogynist? Read more »

“365 Days” is another Abuse Story Painted as Romance

The romance genre has been dominated by dominant men for years. Read more »

Sticky Fingers: What Have We Learned from a Decade of Sexting?

Regardless of the progression of sexting as a practice, the way women are exploited online has yet to change. Read more »

(Black) Girls Need Love Too: R&B Creates New Standards for Situationships

This generation of Black women R&B artists are seeking clarity and setting new relationship standards for themselves—and their devoted fanbases. Read more »

From Online Discourse to IRL: 4 Bisexual People Define Bisexuality for Themselves

Bitch is lucky to have multiple bisexual employees, so we’re using this roundtable to parse out our own experiences as bisexuals. Read more »

What Do We Do with “Good Boys?”

“The internet really flattens a lot of conversations that require a lot of nuance.” Read more »

Swipe Left: When Marginalized TV Characters Turn to Dating Apps

For marginalized characters, small-screen depictions of dating apps are more regressive than excitingly futuristic. Read more »

I Thought My Immigrant Mother Would Never Accept My Queerness. I Was Wrong.

It was the most devastating moment of my 26 years on this earth, that phone call. Read more »

Who Is Valentine’s Day For?: Finding Space Beyond Hetero Holiday Traditions

Carving out space for LGBTQ-specific V-Day observance requires mainstreaming a sanitized version of queerness. Read more »

You Equals You: Who Benefits from Being Undetectable?

Undetectability isn’t a form of protection in a world where men still hold immeasurable power. Read more »

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