Open Thread

Open Thread: Are Women Empowerment Events Empowering?

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I came across an article written on New York magazine’s website that stated women empowerment events don’t empower anyone. In the article, Ann Friedman writes: “But empowerment conferences are less a product of this friendly brand of modern feminism than they are the result of...

Open Thread: What’s in a Job Title?

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When I tell people I’m a writer, usually their eyebrows rise with intrigue. “Ohh, so you’re a writer? Who do you write for?” they ask, seemingly impressed by that six-letter title. Judging by their reactions, I assume they regard me as an exciting creative type,...

Open Thread: Would You Try “Couch Surfing”?

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Whenever I heard the term “couch surfing,” I associated it with someone who experienced hard times and resorted to temporarily sleeping on a relative or friend’s couch out of necessity. But in 2004, that term took on a different meaning with the foundation of CouchSurfing.com,...

Open Thread: Would You Consider a Social Media Prenup?

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There is no doubt that social media can be destructive to one’s relationship. We all have either witness it first hand or was a bystander to a friend or family member. New data not only confirms what we already know, but also suggests a social...

Open Thread: What Would You Do If You Found Out Your Boyfriend Lied About Paying the Rent?

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Yesterday afternoon I received a text message from a friend inquiring about advice for a friend. Apparently, her friend’s boyfriend of seven years lied about paying the rent for the last five, almost six, months. Though she inquired about bills and other mail, he assured...