Relationships

Performance Anxiety: Why I’m Here to Watch Drake Worship Rihanna

Black women deserve to be loved out in the open, away from the shadows where darkness often conveys shame. Read more »

Ask Bear: I Know My Boyfriend is Abusive. Why Can't I Leave?

That’s his game. To assert his power. To gain control. Read more »

In "Take My Wife" Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Serve Up Charming Self-Awareness With a Side of Sly Pop Culture Critique

Take My Wife is an exciting addition to a growing roster of TV shows that feature great comedians who reflect the diversity of the scene. Read more »

Magical Thinking: The Media’s Disturbing Portrayal of Katinka Hosszu’s Relationship with Her Husband and Coach

NBC sports commentators have been criticized for several other gaffes in the past few days that all display a traditional and conservative approach to gender and relationships. Read more »

Ask Bear: Oh No! I'm Losing Interest in My Partner

“Does that mean I’m broken?” A reader asks for advice.  Read more »

Bisexual Erasure in Grace and Frankie

The show’s creators completely ignore the possibility that Robert and Sol could be sexually interested in both men and women. Read more »

New Film "Maggie's Plan" Puts a Refreshing Twist on the Love Triangle Trope

The high-minded rom-com stars Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore as women who are frustrated by the pretentious man in their lives.  Read more »

As a Biracial Woman, It's Powerful to See "The Mindy Project" Explore Identity

In my family, my race and my culture made perfect sense. Outside it, people didn’t always know what to make of me. Read more »

Ask Bear: I Wanted to Join the Peace Corps, But then I Fell In Love

Should you follow your life-long dream? Or stick around for a budding romance? Read more »

The Questioning Continuum: Seeking Sexuality as a Lifelong Process

While the Q of “Queer” is rightfully gaining more traction, the Q of “Questioning” doesn’t get a lot of love in a culture that demands definition.   Read more »

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