Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.
- Top Story - December 2023
Is Personal Agency Only for the Young?
I am angry. This week I was Threading through Threads and came across a post from a woman that said, among other things: "How can I make my mother stop coloring her hair and just go grey? She's 62 and not fooling anyone; she and her friends are old and it's time that she acts her age."
One Secret Factor Boosting Women’s Self Worth
In the last decade, women have become a force to be reckoned with in determining significant others. Self-value and dignity-alongside matching demands for respect from their male counterparts-are on the rise.
'Til Death Do Us Part
Friendship, like marriage, is a funny thing. You never know what might happen. My friendship with Charlotte was strong, as friendships formed through the rigors of caring for infants are. Our sons were the same age, give or take a few weeks, and Charlotte and I came to know just about everything there was to know about each other as at first we sat nursing our babies, then while sitting in a pile of toys designed to stimulate and educate, then while running after toddlers who seemed hell-bent on doing themselves, or each other, in. And now, with the boys aged three, at last we could sit, have a coffee and chat at the kitchen table while the boys played and fought and played again in the basement.
Three Times Nine
THREE TIMES NINE Once upon a time there was a young woman and her life was perfect. She had an exciting job in the big city. She had a cute one bedroom she'd decorated with items she'd carefully curated from antique stores and outdoor markets that she'd discovered on walking tours of the city, hand-in-hand with her boyfriend, on Saturday mornings. Sunday mornings were for lounging in bed, catching up on the news and eating bagels, wiping the cream cheese from each other's lips, while gazing into each other's eyes. She had nothing to complain about. Except one small thing. So small she berated herself for letting it bother her at all. But bother her it did and increasingly so, as these things do.
How I Survived
My early childhood was probably the hardest fears of snakes, fears of making mistakes, and fears of always messing up being scolded for it.
SACRIFICIAL LAMB The late afternoon sun worked its way through the filthy attic window and drifted lazily down onto the stack of boxes that loomed in front of me, silently challenging me to get to work. One more chore to check off on the never-ending list. The funeral arrangements, check, flowers, check, notified family, friends...I didn't know my mother's friends and hadn't been about to search her cluttered desk for an address book. That would be too organized for my mother. She likely kept phone numbers on bits of paper, scattered amongst other bits of paper. My sister, Carole, wasn't inclined to search either, so we'd put a notice in the paper, check. Met with the lawyer about her will, check, canceled credit cards, check, and bank accounts, check. Every one item spawned two more, it seemed. And now we were faced with her house; a lifetime of stuff we'd have to pick through and decide what was garbage and what not, check.
Heartstrings and Highways
Heartstrings and Highways In the heart of a small, picturesque town where life flowed like a gentle river, two souls, Ellie and Noah, discovered that love could be a harmonious journey, much like the beautiful sound of a well-tuned orchestra.
Ghana's LOUDLY Silent Femicide, Suicide & Rape As Gender Minister's Continue Their Silence; Culture Is Killing Women!
Friday, 5 September 2023 By: TB Obwoge I can't write somedays, through tears as I continue to watch the news of new cases of suicide, femicide and rape in Ghana. Just a few days ago a young woman was found hanging in her university hostel, news claims were that she had completed suicide by hanging herself.
The Impact of Trust in Personal Connections
Trust is the cornerstone of any meaningful personal relationship. Whether it's a romantic partnership, a friendship, or a familial bond, trust forms the bedrock upon which these connections are built. The impact of trust in personal relationships is profound, shaping the dynamics, depth, and longevity of these connections in ways we may not always fully appreciate.
**Exploring the Cosmos of Imagination: Top 5 Science Fiction Books**
Science fiction, often regarded as the genre of boundless imagination, has the power to transport readers to worlds beyond our own, where technology, space, and the human spirit collide in fascinating and often mind-bending ways. In this article, we embark on an interstellar journey through the Top 5 science fiction books that have enthralled readers and expanded our understanding of the universe.
Patricia THREESOME Experience
Allow me to recount a significant and cherished personal experience from Patricia's life – a story of her initial encounter with a trio that holds a special place in her heart. This episode left an indelible mark on her outlook, shaping her understanding of relationships and personal connections.
Why are women valued first for their looks and second for their abilities?
In a world where women have made significant strides towards gender equality, it is disheartening to acknowledge that they are still often valued first for their looks and second for their abilities. It raises the critical question: why does society continue to prioritize physical appearance over the talents, skills, and achievements that women bring to the table? This societal bias not only perpetuates harmful stereotypes but also undermines the progress towards true gender equality. By examining the underlying factors that contribute to this phenomenon, we can shed light on the complex dynamics at play and work towards dismantling the notion that a woman's worth is solely determined by her appearance. Join us as we explore the multifaceted reasons behind this issue and strive for a future where women are valued and celebrated for their abilities above all else.