Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just how many women are victims of sexual harassment.
Kylie* had been chatting with Marco* for about a month after having connected on OKCupid, but they hadn’t yet met in person..
Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects nearly one third of American women. Although technology can provide tools for victims (e.g. for collecting evidence against an abuser), it can also unfortunately be used by perpetrators.
I am standing in the bathroom of an Airbnb with my skirt around my ankles holding a piece of toilet paper with orangey-peach streaks of blood. I track my cycles; I know I shouldn’t be bleeding yet and I can tell something is different.
Today is Mother’s Day, a day where, those of us who choose to, can revere our mothers and celebrate all of the hard work they put into turning us into well-adjusted people.
My friend and I have been bffs since kindergarten and she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
I struggle with pretty regular panic attacks. When I'm having a bad week I don't like to go out and do things because I'm afraid I'm going to have an attack.
My boyfriend doesn't like to wear a condom; he says it's uncomfortable. What should I do?
My boyfriend isn't treating me very well. He is usually very sweet, but lately, he seems to be getting more and more controlling. He hates when I hang out with my friends and wants to know where I am every second. I really love him but I hate how he's acting. What should I do?
There’s been a lot of buzz around the topic of consent recently. More and more people are talking about the importance of affirmative consent, but many are still having a difficult time understanding this concept. In fact, in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, some men are claiming that they are now afraid to associate with women in public or the workplace, for fear that they might of being accused of sexual harassment or assault.
It’s still February, and that means it’s still Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. And if your sex ed classes were anything like mine, this topic probably got skipped right over. You know how to put on a condom, what birth control options are out there, and the names of a whole host of sexually transmitted infections. Your educators prepared you to practice sex safely. Except, they didn’t. Not really.
“What is love?” is an age-old question that can be answered a million different ways. The meaning of love is shaped and defined by our experiences, our culture, our personal beliefs and our own wants, desires and motives. Personally, I define love in the doing, not the saying.
I am notoriously bad at maintaining relationships. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I'm an introvert. Maybe it's because I view my life in sections rather than one continuous journey. Either way, I have let a few too many close friendships fall away over the years, and it's kinda sad.