Relationships

Best Friends Forever: 11 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is way better than Valentine’s Day. Read more »

Golden Girls: Galentine’s Day, from Lady Friends to Shine Theory

Galentine’s Day reflects a long-standing desire to express love in new ways, no matter how much of a premium society puts on the old forms. Read more »

Touch Too Much: Let’s Talk about Consent beyond Sex

Even within social-justice circles where we regularly espouse the necessity of consent and the importance of teaching it, we rarely talk about touch separate from its relationship to sex. Read more »

Lane Moore On Surviving Lifelong Loneliness

I wanted to write a book for people like myself because no one writes for us.  Read more »

Platonic Ideal: In “My Brilliant Friend,” Companionship and Survival are Forever Linked

Safety in any manifestation is a luxury for Elena and Lila, as is liberty. Read more »

No Foes, Real Friends: “Insecure” Has a Love-Hate Relationship with the Classic Marriage Plot

In a time when there are more single adults in America than ever before, it’s depressing to see Insecure suggest that Issa requires this much contrived romantic failure to justify her realization that a man won’t “fix” her life. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Queer Love on “The Bachelor”

Finally, the queer love story we all deserve. Read more »

The Parent Trap: Birth-Control Sabotage Is an Insidious Kind of Abuse

The high-profile nature of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s relationship exposes young people to this horrific form of abuse through a joke that downplays its actual harm. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Retroactive Representation of Fantastic Beasts

Who knew that Nagini was actually a Korean woman this whole time? Read more »

Popaganda: Queering Virginity

On her Netflix one-woman show, Nanette, Hannah Gadsby opines, “There’s only ever been two options for a little girl to grow up into: virgin or whore…. And I don’t fit neatly into either of those categories. Virgin or whore? I mean, on a technicality, I’d get virgin.” Virginity is a weird, nebulous... Read more »

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