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Boys Are Taught To Pressure Girls For Sex

Boys Are Taught To Pressure Girls For Sex

Whether we like it or not, boys grow up in a society that tells them they are owed sex. That, in turn, affects how boys look at girls and perceive relationships. This toxic perspective is changing, but it’s best to recognize the problem areas. If you grew up in the United States, it is almost inevitable that you’ve been subject […]

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Emotional Labor Has Become A Woman’s Responsibility

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In our society, women are often looked to for emotional support by everyone else around them. This responsibility is a full-time job. And women are conditioned during their youth to take on this responsibility. Here’s one experience of how this is so. “I want to say: we come from difference, Jonas, you have been taught to grow out, I have been […]

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50 Feminist Dating Rules

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How many times have you heard that women shouldn’t be picky when it comes to dating? It’s repeated often, but the reality is that women should be picky. They shouldn’t compromise who they are or what they believe in for romantic relationships.  This goes especially for feminists. Back when I used dating apps, the word “feminist” appeared on my profiles. […]

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Why Women Fake Orgasms

Why Women Fake Orgasms

It’s true – women may fake orgasms. But there are multiple reasons as to why this happens, many of which support a patriarchal system. Here are four reasons below: About a year ago, I ran into a guy I’d been on two dates with at a Metric concert. I’d declined the third date because I wasn’t really feeling it, but […]

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Why I Don’t Believe in a Soulmate—and Why You Shouldn’t Either

Why I Don’t Believe in a Soulmate—and Why You Shouldn’t Either

It’s clear that America is obsessed with the idea of true love. America’s hyper-romanticized culture is traced back to misconceptions like “love-at-first-sight” propaganda, romantic-comedy fantasies, and Disney’s influence on our perception of relationships. The idea of true love—the undying devotion and never-ending passionate bliss with someone— is making us unhappy. It’s preventing us from fostering positive relationships by creating unrealistic […]

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Women Are Not Complicated – Here’s Why

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Throughout history, literature, and media, women are lauded to be “complicated” or a “mystery.”  The minds and emotions of women are especially perplexing, apparently. This stereotype continues today and perpetuates multiple negative connotations about both women and men. But the truth is: Women aren’t complicated. Here are five reasons why. When a friend of mine told me she only dated […]

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What’s Up With Your Sex Drive During Your Cycle

What’s Up With Your Sex Drive During Your Cycle

Fertility can come with a lot of baggage. And by baggage, we mean all the not-always-glamourous side effects associated with menstruation and ovulation. Women are no strangers to the ups and downs in our fertility cycle—especially when it comes to our sex drive during this time. But how much do we really know about how our sex drive can affect […]

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How To Reclaim Sex And Safety After Sexual Assault

How To Reclaim Sex And Safety After Sexual Assault

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it is critical that we better support survivors. We must help cultivate a safe environment. Many survivors of sexual assault will experience changes or difficulties when engaging in sexual activity afterward. When we conceptualize the ways a person is changed after sexual assault – whether big or small, temporary or permanent, and anything in […]

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No Fear, No Walls: How To Foster A Better Relationship With Yourself

No Fear, No Walls: How To Foster A Better Relationship With Yourself

We did it! We’ve survived an agonizing first month of the Trump Presidency with little to no relief to look forward to. In the last few weeks we’ve covered ways that we can start strengthening relationships in the Trump Era, starting with our communities and our loved ones. Now it’s time to tackle building a stronger relationship with someone who’s […]

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Break Down Walls By Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Loved Ones

Break Down Walls By Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Loved Ones

Navigating the Trump Era is no easy course, and it has definitely put a strain on the relationships we have with the people we encounter on a daily basis. We’ve addressed how we can build stronger relationships on a larger scale, starting with our communities. Now we’re getting a little closer to home by figuring out ways we can strengthen […]

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The Art Of Reconciling The Sexist Attitudes Of Those You Know

The Art Of Reconciling The Sexist Attitudes Of Those You Know

It’s one thing to dismiss a stranger’s sexist remark or attitude. You probably won’t see them again after that encounter. But what happens when it’s with someone you’re related to, a close friend, or even someone you have to work with on a daily basis? As much as we’d like to see it cease to exist, sexist attitudes are out […]

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Build Relationships, Not Walls: Reconnecting With Your Community

Build Relationships, Not Walls: Reconnecting With Your Community

It hasn’t even been a full month yet and Donald Trump’s presidency has already turned the world on its ear. From trying to erase evidence of climate change to enacting what people have dubbed the #MuslimBan, we’ve seen the love/hate battle from both sides of the spectrum. In a presidential era where hateful rhetoric, claims of fake news, and the complete […]

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Desirability And Attraction Are Always Political

Desirability And Attraction Are Always Political

Many of us would like to think that our attraction to others is simply our own. That, perhaps innately or from experience, we learn what we like in a romantic interest. But inevitably, desirability and attraction are shaped by oppressive systems in our society. “He’s nice, but you know you could do better,” my friend told me shortly after meeting […]

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