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Women in Science & Engineering on Nautilus: How Single Women Are Changing Society

FRIENDS FORMING FAMILIES: The TV series The Golden Girls portrayed a different family model, in which unrelated single women formed a household together.
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Once upon a time, just about everyone in the United States thought that they needed to squeeze themselves into the heterosexual nuclear family box, even if they weren’t heterosexual or weren’t interested in getting married or had no interest in raising kids. Now, people can create the lives and the families that allow them to live their best, most authentic, and most meaningful lives. They can choose to put friends at the center of their lives. Or they can assemble their very own combination of friends and family to be the social convoys that sail beside them as they navigate their lives. They can have kids in their lives without having children of their own. They can live under the same roof with friends or families or children or any combination. They can live in a place of their own, but within an intentional community, such as a co-housing community. They can share a duplex with a friend or relative, so that they have their own space while also having someone else they care about just steps away. Or they can live entirely on their own. The possibilities are endless. – Regan Penaluna

 

Source: Women in Science & Engineering on Nautilus: How Single Women Are Changing Society

Against the Couple-Form | LIES Journal

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“In this pathetic, stillborn world, we do have feelings. Sometimes we look at someone and think we are in love with them. We must crush the illusion that romance is or will be an avenue for liberation. We must divest from romantic relationships as means through which we might access a better world than this one. In realizing that their economies and conventions are part and parcel of the continuing soft disaster of our lives, we will leave behind all hitherto existing couples. New and perhaps unknown forms of feminist organizing present the only possible frontier for love.

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Make love. Anything can be sex. The body is rich and varied in its parts and sensations. So many ecstasies have yet to be felt. Get away from the genital organisation of ‘sexuality.’

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Construct autonomous feminist spaces where women produce their own action and discourse. Banish the mediation by men of relationships between women. Prevent a single relationship from alienating oneself from the processes that contribute to liberation and the abolition of capitalism and patriarchy. Let no single bond stand in the way of friendship, organizing, and advancing the interests of the class.

CLÉMENCE X. CLEMENTINE AND ASSOCIATES FROM THE INFINITE VENOM GIRL GANG
Against the Couple-Form

 

Source: Against the Couple-Form | LIES Journal

Gender and the Apocalypse – The Los Angeles Review of Books

Gender and the Apocalypse – The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Post-Internet Poetry Comes of Age by Kenneth Goldsmith | The New Yorker

Sam Riviere used the duration of Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries—seventy-two days—as a constraint to determine how many poems his book would contain.CREDIT

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Post-Internet Poetry Comes of Age – The New Yorker.

Further Materials Toward a Theory of the Man-Child – The New Inquiry

 

Further Materials Toward a Theory of the Man-Child – The New Inquiry.