Relationships

Warrior To Wallflower: “Stranger Things” Shrinks Nancy Wheeler

Nancy doesn’t need Jonathan or Steve to get out of Hawkins. Read more »

Social Lies vs. Social Lives: Friendships in the Age of Instagram

“Ingrid Goes West” proves nearly everybody uses social media to lie about who they are. Read more »

Small Change: Queer Feminist Characters Deserve “Happily Ever After” Romance Novels

I wanted the romance genre to have space for a character like Ginger. Read more »

Popaganda: Redefining Dating

How many more trend pieces can you stomach on the theme of “Millennials Killed Traditional Dating”? There’s this idea in our culture that this generation has fundamentally changed dating—for the worse. That we’re getting away from “traditional” dating and into some terrible uncharted... Read more »

Teenage Fever: “Everything, Everything” Subverts the Whiteness of Teen Romance Movies

Everything, Everything proves that teen romance movies don’t have to revolve around whiteness. Read more »

Be a Man: The Disruption of Toxic Masculinity in “Master of None”

Master of None models what healthy platonic relationships should look like for men. Read more »

Mommies & Murder: "Big Little Lies" Roundtable for Two

We gathered for a roundtable on schoolyard scandal, parents, and murder predictions. Read more »

Mallory Ortberg: Q&A

Since becoming the latest arbiter of life decisions at Slate’s Dear Prudence column about a year ago, hilarious writer, founder of the beloved and now-defunct feminist humor website The Toast, and unbelievably empathetic human Mallory Ortberg has been providing sensible,... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: A Day in the Life

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly NSFW comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week: Erika Moen gets personal with her entry for Hourly Comics Day. Read more »

"We write for our community and the people that we love": A Q&A With Brown Girls Creator Fatimah Asghar

Brown Girls is a show we didn’t know we deserved, and it is so necessary to see ourselves reflected back at us, in our messiness, in our richness, in our small funny moments—in our own stories. Read more »

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