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Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well' Is an Excellent Critique of Men Dating Younger Girls
A couple of months ago, Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well' was re-released in a 10-minute version. It included extra lyrics and an accompanying 14-minute short film, telling the story of an age-gap heterosexual relationship.
No, 'Women and Children First' Rule Was Never a Real Thing
I just love it when random men remind me how much happier women used to be. You know, before we got all crazy and demanded equality. We had blissful lives spent taking care of our husbands, children, scrubbing dishes, and baking pies. We didn't have to worry about who to vote for or any of that hard stuff. We were praised, protected, and taken care of by our strong, chivalrous men.
How Men's 'Weaponized Incompetence' Is Screwing Over Women
In the earliest kind of human societies - the hunter-gatherer societies - men hunted, and women gathered. And then women waited at home for men to bring the meat. At least, that's what we were taught at school.
What Happened to Emily Ratajkowski Happens to Too Many Women
Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness & foreignness of a stranger's hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. - Emily Ratajkowski, 'My Body'
Can Everyone Stop Being Jerks About Women's Bodies Already?
Every time my parents call me they ask me if I got fat. No, I'm not kidding. Although I wish I was. If you think women in Western countries have it bad when it comes to body standards, you should be glad you weren't born in Eastern Europe. Because Slavic people take fat-shaming to another level. What are you even doing with your life if you aren't as skinny as your mother or grandmother were during the Soviet times after giving birth to six kids?
Are Men Biologically Hardwired To Chase After Much Younger Girls?
I was only 16 when I started dating a man significantly older than me. He was in his mid-30s back then. Yes, that was legal. The age of consent in my home country - like in the vast majority of other European countries - is 15.
It’s No Wonder Men Objectify Us When Our Bodies Are Asking for It
In Spain, it is legal to be naked - anywhere. Not that many people do it, but it means they are more liberal about where and when you can be nude or semi-nude. For instance, it's a common sight to see women sunbathing on the beach topless, even with their children nearby. There is no shame in it. It is perfectly ordinary.
We Need to Talk About the Emotional Labor of Raising Adult Men
My family frequently forgot my mother's birthday. If she failed to remind her husband or her children about the upcoming big day, we would completely ignore them. Remembering everything - from important dates, our favorite foods, allergies, to what was in the basement pantry - was her 'motherly' duty. As well as keeping everything organized and making sure everyone was happy and healthy.