Author and professor Roxane Gay takes on a slew of women-related themes in “Bad Feminist,” a collection of essays released last month—among them, our portrayal in reality television, the future of reproductive freedom, and the fairy tales we pretend to see in erotic literature like “Fifty Shades of Grey.” But it’s her list of rules on how to be friends with other women that rang particularly true.
These relationships with women—they’re not easy. Often, they begin with a sibling. Or we see them modeled by our mothers, sharing drinks on the patio while we tore up a Slip ‘N Slide in 1970s backyards everywhere.
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