I recently stumbled upon an article outlining why it’s unfair for racially ambiguous and mixed-race people to argue that they can choose when it comes to their racial identity. Especially in the aftermath of the racial reckoning, evading consequences through privilege unattainable for black people should no longer be an option for racially ambiguous and mixed-race people.
Men are at it again. Well, they’ve never stopped condescendingly explaining the world to women while showing off their hyper-confident smug smirk.
Remember when an ignorant Matt Damon explained diversity in film to the award-winning producer of acclaimed HBO films such as Stranger Inside or Real Women Have Curves, Effie Brown? Or when Steve Santagati insisted he understands the issue of street harassment better than CNN host Fredericka Whitfield and guest Amanda Seales? There are numerous cringe-worthy accounts of mansplaining spanning many topics from women’s culture to their jobs and areas of expertise. …
Rejection stings. And yet, being rejected is an inevitable part of the dating process.
However, for some men, this reality is almost unbearable. In their logic, they’re entitled to sex, love, and the girlfriend of their choosing. Blinded by entitlement, self-proclaimed nice guys and pick-up artists (PUAs) seem to have forgotten that women are human beings with their longings, wishes, and plans for their future.
Plans that, in a lot of cases, don’t include them.
With their views splattered all over the internet, the question isn’t if these men are capable or not of handling female expectations (they’re usually not)…
When you think about your perfect partner, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? For example, would you date someone much shorter / taller than you? Do you think you will fall in love with someone who is not the type that you like?
“Love happens when you least expect it.”
“Enjoy your time on your terms while you still can.”
“There’s someone out there just waiting to meet you.”
These are some of the empty phrases of sympathy geared to cheer unhappy and lonely singles up. Because singles are desperately seeking sympathy for the unfortunate state of their love life, right? Wrong.
When it comes to singles, we’re quick to judge.
For some people, being single is associated with the failure of finding a partner. For others, it’s inconceivable that someone could dare to admit to being happy without a romantic partner. Remember…
If I were to ask you how your last date went, what would you say?
The truth is that online dating is a minefield. It doesn’t matter whether you’re seeking a long-term relationship or something casual. When it comes to online dating, nothing is certain, and navigating the pool of dating apps almost requires a degree. With the many options, desires, and wishes, online dating is obviously more complex than simply swiping right (or left) on Tinder.
And yet, we’re all on these platforms to meet someone. We are looking for someone to whom we feel connected. And this is…
Unlike other people, I’ve never looked at dating as a hunt. For some, dating is more like crossing an item from their list, hunting for the perfect partner as if looking for the best sales deals. However, with online dating, “relationshopping” has become easier than ever.
This behavior is facilitated by search filters since they aid daters in seeking the perfect combination of attributes while neglecting the importance of being with someone. And this, I’ve come to learn, makes the dating experience like the most precarious form of contemporary labor: an unpaid internship.
Let’s face it. Nobody uses a dating…
After struggling to process the toxicity of my last relationship for years, I finally realized that everything I thought I knew about toxic relationships was wrong.
It wasn’t all that much about dissecting and mourning the relationship but rather accepting that I had to put in the work to figure out who I am. In other words, I had to shift my perspective to move on.
I dwelled in how he made me feel and subsequently question my reality by constantly accusing me of things I supposedly did or didn’t do. …
When Incel Jake Davison killed five people in the Keyham area in Plymouth last week, the worst mass shooting in Britain since 2010, Police said it was not terror-related. However, upon looking into his links to the incel community, best described as an online subculture of people who call themselves “involuntary celibates,” an extreme and violent thought construct emerges.
This abysmal hatred for women has spilled into offline violence around the world before. Ten days before Jake, a licensed gun holder, shot two women, two men, and a three-year-old girl in his six-minute killing spree, a Japanese man wanted to…
What do bees and people have in common? A shared love of flowers. However, flowers evolved to attract insects, not humans. So why do we love them too? According to physicist David Deutsch, the only conclusion for widely liked things is that objective beauty must exist.
At first, I believed this to be quite a stretch: not every insect is attracted to different flowers, and some people don’t think flowers are beautiful. Furthermore, when I think about what beauty is and who I find attractive, it’s something different from someone else’s understanding. …