Posts Tagged love

Quick Hit: Are you an undergrad with something to say about love?

The New York Times is hosting their annual Modern Love college essay contest. In the spirit of Ann’s last post, you should write!

If you have a personal story that illustrates the current state of love and relationships, e-mail it to us at essaycontest@nytimes.com. The winning author will receive $1,000 and his or her essay will be published in a special “Modern Love” column on May 1, 2011, and on nytimes.com.

Full details here.

The New York Times is hosting their annual Modern Love college essay contest. In the spirit of Ann’s last post, you should write!

If you have a personal story that illustrates the current state of love ...

Single ladies remix

Another guest post from the truly talented J. Victoria Sanders.

Revolutionary uprisings and mancessions not withstanding, it’s fascinating that the true epidemic of the 21st Century has become the fact that there are single women in the world who just don’t give a damn about marriage. God help us if people all over the world get free and there’s no real news. That’s when the very center of hell for cheerfully Beyonce-humming happy women becomes most apparent: all these unmarried hoes are dragging the world down into lopsided destitution, poverty and Steve Harvey-Nightline necessitated uplift.

I forced myself to read a full fourth of the Moynihan Report because I used to think this was a black woman issue. But Tracy McMillan ...

Another guest post from the truly talented J. Victoria Sanders.

Revolutionary uprisings and mancessions not withstanding, it’s fascinating that the true epidemic of the 21st Century has become the fact that there are single women in the world ...

A few thoughts on the nature of feminist lovin’

As much as I resist a commercialized expression of love, I can’t resist an opportunity to reflect on the nature of it. Valentine’s seems like a bit of a provocation, eliciting my feminist commitment to reclaim and reframe all those hearts, roses, and tired cliches in favor of a radical, conscious, and liberatory love. So here’s a little list of things that I’ve learned along the way…

1. What makes a relationship feminist has little to do with appearance or Politics and has everything to do with subtle, daily interactions. If you want to know if you’re experiencing a feminist relationship, pay attention to the most seemingly mundane of things and most unspoken of assumptions.

2. The most feminist I ever feel ...

As much as I resist a commercialized expression of love, I can’t resist an opportunity to reflect on the nature of it. Valentine’s seems like a bit of a provocation, eliciting my feminist commitment to reclaim and ...

Cracking down on the dangers of online dating

The NYT reports that the growing online dating scene isn’t without risk, and the private and public sector are starting to take notice:

For a small fee, a nascent crop of companies wants to help you find out by running background checks on the potential flames you encounter on Match.com, eHarmony or any of the nation’s nearly 1,500 dating Web sites.

At the same time, at least two states, New York and New Jersey, have begun regulating Internet dating sites, and legal experts say they believe changes to the liability laws that protect such sites are on the horizon.

This is not just fear-mongering or profit-seeking, of course. Cases like Jeffrey Marsalis, a serial rapist who met his victims online, are ...

The NYT reports that the growing online dating scene isn’t without risk, and the private and public sector are starting to take notice:

For a small fee, a nascent crop of companies wants to help you find ...

Help Colorlines celebrate love

Colorlines Editor Kai Wright told readers earlier this month that he wants to celebrate love more at Colorlines. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe it’s in response to the recent barrage of youth suicides.

Either way, I think it’s a fabulous idea. In Kai’s words:

There may be a long road ahead to justice, but surely it begins with everyone doing their best to love themselves and one another.

You can support this effort by sending in ideas for posts celebrating love. Instructions here.

In the latest celebrating love post, Colorlines highlighted the incredible journey of Mia Mingus and Stacey Millburn, two queer disabled diasporic Korean women of color who are moving from their respective Southern ...

Colorlines Editor Kai Wright told readers earlier this month that he wants to celebrate love more at Colorlines. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe it’s in response to the recent barrage of youth ...

Book Review: Raised By The Mistress

The mistress or the “other woman” is a role and archetype that has existed all throughout history garnering disdain and intrigue. More often than not, the mistress to a married man, or otherwise “spoken for” man, becomes the target of scorn and attack instead of placing the blame on both parties (gasp, the man plays a role too!). But the book, “Raised By The Mistress” candidly explores the mistress from another vantage point: from the eyes of a woman who grew up as the daughter of a married man’s mistress of over 20 years. Scandalous.

The mistress or the “other woman” is a role and archetype that has existed all throughout history garnering disdain and intrigue. More often than not, the mistress to a married man, or otherwise “spoken for” man, becomes ...

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