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Real Talk

4 Things That Happened When I Ended My Engagement

By Dannielle Norman On September 9, 2014

At the end of 2012 I broke off a five and a half year relationship and engagement that I’d previously had every intention of keeping. I’m writing because I know, from experience,… Read More

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Editorial

Can We Stop Acting Like Not Having Kids is a Controversial Decision?

By Sarah Willis On September 4, 2014

Childlessness is entering the mainstream. The Underwoods in House of Cards – the power couple du jour – are deliberately childless. A recent Open University study found that childless couples have more… Read More

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Editorial

The Problem with Changing Your Name For a Man

By Michelle Cason On September 3, 2014

The other day while standing at my front door signing for a package, the FedEx guy said to me as he was leaving, “last name Insertmyboyfriendslastnamehere?” It caught me so off-guard that… Read More

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Memoir

Why I’m Happy/Not Happy That My BFF is Pregnant

By Alice Willow On August 18, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of abortion. About an hour ago, I found out that my best friend is pregnant. Not last week, not last night—this afternoon. 47 minutes ago, according to my… Read More

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How My First One Night Stand Helped Me Reclaim My Sexuality

By Elan Carson On August 13, 2014

I’m 24 and I’ve just experienced my first one night stand. The scenario is everything you’re already picturing: Drunk guy and drunk gal meet at a bar, they dance together while poorly… Read More

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Editorial

The Truth Behind the Growing Sex Work Industry

By Ella Jameson On August 6, 2014

Since the economic crisis of 2008, the increase in the number of women working in the sex industry has been significant. Desperate times often call for desperate measures, so while this fact… Read More

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Body Image

The 10 Worst Analogies for Sexual Purity

By Becca Costello-Thomas On August 4, 2014

I heard my first misogynistic analogy of sexual purity as a very small child, watching the movie The King and I. My mom has passed down a love of musicals to me… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Don’t Care Why You Don’t Use Birth Control

By Jackie Klein On July 28, 2014

In a recent article on Buzzfeed, 24 women outline the reasons that they do not use birth control. It’s exactly the sort of thing that you would expect from Buzzfeed, in that it’s more… Read More

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Featured

6 Reasons Why We Should Stop Telling Each Other it’s “OK” to Be Single

By Ana Urena On July 18, 2014

As someone currently living the quarter life, I have been single in the past and remember it as one of the greatest times of my life. Now that I am no longer… Read More

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Memoir

I Thought I Met “The One” – Until I Found Out He Had a Girlfriend

By Diana Trinh On July 15, 2014

What does it mean to be the other woman? In our heads, we imagine someone who is selfish – someone who wants our relationship and would do anything to ruin it. After… Read More

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Memoir

Why I’m Dating a Shorter Man

By Rebecca Pitzer On July 7, 2014

I’ve always been tall. I was constantly towering over my classmates in elementary school, I’m always the one shoved into the back of any sort of gathering so that I don’t block… Read More

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Editorial

I Won’t Be Your Muse (Or Your Yoko Ono)

By Ana J. Urena On July 3, 2014

“Behind every great man is a great woman.” This is what I was taught growing up. It not only puts women a few steps behind men, but it downplays our role in… Read More