Tag Archives: Relationships

“Check your bitch,” side chicks, and dehumanizing other women

Tweet So I finally forced myself to catch up on Vh1′s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. It was quite the task and left me grateful for the healthy relationships that I’m involved in. At the very least, I can write pieces like this with at least a little bit of authority. And good thing for [...]
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Does a more equal marriage mean less sex? 5 alternative theories

Tweet Lori Gottlieb had a piece in the New York Times Magazine this weekend called “Does A More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?” By “equal marriage,” she means that “both spouses work and take care of the house and that the relationship is built on equal power, shared interests and friendship.” And aside from a [...]
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On texting, boundaries, and consent

TweetA few months ago, I received a Kickstarter perk for being a contributor to FORCE’s fundraising campaign. As someone deeply passionate about feminist, anti-sexual violence efforts, I was proud to be a supporter and was excited to not only get my perk, but to also share it with others in hopes to spread the word [...]
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Scandal and respectability politics: Olivia Pope is not setting her race or gender back by having an affair

TweetPopular reactions to Olivia Pope’s extramarital affair with white president Fitzgerald Grant reveal the (internal and external) racism of respectability politics and a sentiment of entitlement and control towards women of color’s sexuality. Tweet
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Girlfriend or “no” friend: Platonic relationships and sexist tropes

Tweet  Platonic relationships between women have always been “suspect” in the general opinion. We can look back as far as the Salem witch trials, for example, to see exactly how dangerous it was in America for women to build sustainable relationships with one another without the supervision of men. Back then, women who were single, [...]
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