Ever since I was a child, I’ve been called a cry-baby. And for the longest time, I thought it was an insult. But I’ve come to appreciate my sensitive side. Now, whenever I feel like crying, I give in to the tears, the self-pity and those irrational emotions, but I no longer feel ashamed.
Anyone who follows the public debate around gender will quickly notice that it is a very complex issue that brings together many different angles: the gender wage gap, the #metoo movement and gender-inclusive language. The problem is a global one – specifically, the inequality of people on the basis of gender. It’s all the more difficult to ask questions around what is right and wrong, as it is such a sensitive topic. Our author believes that the discussion is far from resolved.
Glorifying violence. Homophobic. Sexist. Why out of all the things in the world do I support this anti-social shit? A self-critical attempt at explanation.
At a club recently, I found the toilets weren’t clearly marked with the standard “ladies” and “gents” signs. Instead, one door carried a single “blah” and the other was covered in hundreds of “blahs”. A smile, a second of thought, and then the message was clear: men talk little; women talk a lot, all the time and about everything – and especially about sex. And yet the male orgasm is a subject just as worthy of appreciation and conversation as its female counterpart.
Online dating has lost the reputation as a last resort for desperate and lonely hearts, who were once pitied for stooping to the virtual search for a soulmate. Instead, online dating is no longer stigmatized and has become instead a great success story. Between 2003 and 2017, the number of online dating participants in Germany grew an incredible 1300%. Despite promising slogans like, “A single falls in love every 11 minutes with Parship,” our author has had a different experience of her own….
Today is International Women’s Day. Since 1921 this day has commemorated the struggle for equal rights but is also used to take stock of the current state of things. Social media today is full of these topics. It’s a trend on the self-representation platform Instagram too–#womensday. So it’s time to think how presentation and competition for recognition are compatible with emancipation and a strong female image.
When a partner no longer wants to engage in sex, we may become worried and anxious. And if the lustless partner in question is a man (and heterosexual) it may sound an even louder alarm. Aren’t men supposed to crave sex constantly? And what about women? The simple answer is: not always. No sex is not always a reason to worry about the state of a relationship. Trained psychologist and sexual therapist Nicole Engel explores the many reasons why sometimes there’s no action in bed and explains that things might not be as bad as they seem.
From Sigmund Freud to today: for centuries female sexuality has been a source of irritation for men. The confusion about “what women want” was and remains so fundamental that men have devoted whole libraries to exploring female desire. This is a manifesto on what women really want! Or don’t. Because what we want is actually quite simple–if not easy. It comes down to two things, according to our author Tina Molin.