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The Sisterhood Myth: No, Not All Women Are Friends!

Women, simply by virtue of being women or female, do not carry within them some magnetic forcefield that attracts other women, and keeps them safe from other
forces which – and another lie here – are out to harm them.

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‘Just Friends’: Opposite-Sex Friendships Are Feminist AF. Here’s Why 

Out of my five closest friends, two are straight men. All three of us have partners, but honestly, that’s irrelevant for my argument. Having these two male friends has helped me see men as whole human beings in their own right, with hopes and heartbreak, fears and aspirations. I believe my presence in their lives has done the same for them. We don’t see each other as potential romantic partners, and this has allowed us to look at the opposite sex from a different lens – a lens that has no agenda. It’s just individuals hanging out together. Just… being. 

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Eternally Confused And Eager For Love Takes Us Inside The Conflicted Minds Of Urban Indian Men 

Ray is both endearing and annoying at once. He doesn’t want to hurt women, but still ends up making them feel unsafe. This contradiction highlights the problem with gender discourse today – men are given a long list of ‘Don’ts’ for their dealings with women. But in the absence of a list of ‘Dos’, many men find themselves lost and confused. 

How To Buy Yourself Flowers

I buy myself flowers every week. These dainty bunches are my favourite pick-me-up on low days, and the cherry on top of the cake on good days.

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From Spicy Stories To In-Depth Investigations: 8 Books About Love

Such is the power of love – it turns mundane to magic, boring to brilliant, and death to power. So, why should we not be obsessed with love? The irony is, though, that as certainly as we want to love and be loved, as uncertain we are about what it really means. Perhaps these books about love will help you figure some things out.

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The Morning Show Spotlights The Women Who Love The Men Who’re Outed

What’s it like, I wonder, to be a woman who loves a man, in any capacity, who’s a sex offender in the public eye?

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6 Books About Minimalism That Will Elevate Your Life

The more one is attached to ‘Maya,’ the world of illusions, the material world, the more one desires. The more one desires the more one suffers.

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5 TV Shows That Got Mental Health Right

The media has been, for quite some time, highly unfair to people who have suffered thus. The portrayal of such conditions has been superficial and grossly inaccurate. However, some shows on TV have attempted to get this portrayal right.

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Why Do Cats Purr?

When a cat purrs, it is usually a signal that it is content and satisfied. However, that is not the only time cats purr though.

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Why Does A Minimalist Lifestyle Feel So Good? A Dispatch From Goa 

We know that a minimalist lifestyle is easy on the pocket, and is good for the environment. But, that freeing feeling it brings with it warrants exploration about what it does to our minds and souls.