When, if, and how people plan to build families is not your business, so stop asking.
Pop culture is reframing our understanding of love, and not always in good ways.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on the subject of same sex marriage: States are required to marry, and to recognise the marriages of, same-sex couples. (I don’t want to get into the politics of sex, gender, and identity here, so suffice it to say that I am not in […]
There’s a restaurant I go to regularly with friends when I’m down south — I think of it like a second home. We sit at the bar and the sushi chefs banter with us and make intriguing, delightful, wonderful things. They know what we like, and they know how to present the food in the […]
Pop culture has many gems of wisdom to impart about parenting, how to be the best parent, and how to wow people with your parenting skills — really, it’s astounding that people can’t learn everything they need to know about parenting from television, books, and magazines. Of course, whether that’s good advice is a different […]
If I were to tick off a list of my closest friends and where I’d met them, at the moment, a large percentage of that list would be people from the internet. People I met on Twitter. People I met on an ancient BBS. People I met on online dating sites. People I met through […]
One of the ongoing cultural and social clashes in the United States seems to be centered around the idea that people never change, instead reaching adulthood and becoming frozen in a fixed and stable existence. If someone grows up as a girl and into a woman, for example, then she’s always a woman, and if […]
When you’re a mentally ill professional, I remarked to a friend the other day, you don’t have time for meltdowns. You have to haul on that front, no matter what the cost, to appear smooth and unruffled, focused and productive. You smile at the right times, do the right things, make sure everything is in […]
There are a lot of terms for it. Everyone needs to use the term that applies to them, but polyamory or simply poly is one of the most widely-used to describe intimate romantic and often sexual relationships that involve a multiplicity of partners with full consent, awareness, and respect. These relationships can take a huge […]
Kelly Oliver wrote a very interesting piece in The New York Times last year about the strange ways we deal with the relationship between humans and animals. I wasn’t entirely pleased with the piece as a whole, but there were two things she said that really struck me, and I wanted to expand on them, […]