16 Tweets For People Who Don’t Have Time For Their Exes

There’s no way around it: Even the most civil breakups can be messy. 

Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t handle yourself with dignity. Below, 16 people on Twitter share how to deal with an ex and breakup like it’s no big thing.  

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No, Bruno Mars Didn’t Change His Name To Hide His Latino Roots

Bruno Mars is proud of his Puerto Rican roots, and he’s insulted anyone would think otherwise. 

The singer, born Peter Hernandez, is the cover star for Latina magazine’s February issue and took the opportunity to respond to critics who think he changed his name to hide his Latino roots.

“I’d love to clear that up in Latina magazine,” he said in the interview. “I never once said I changed my last name to hide the fact that I’m Puerto Rican. Why would I fucking say that? Who are you fooling? And why would anyone say that? That’s so insulting to me, to my family. That’s ridiculous. My last name is Hernandez. My father’s name is Pedrito Hernandez, and he’s a Puerto Rican pimp. There’s no denying that.”

It was his father, a Jewish Puerto Rican percussionist from Brooklyn, who gave the singer his current artistic name.

“My dad nicknamed me Bruno since I was 2 years old,” he told Latina magazine. “The real story is: I was going to go by ‘Bruno,’ one name. Mars just kind of came joking around because that sounds bigger than life. That was it, simple as that. I see people that don’t know what I am, and it’s so weird that it gets them upset. It’s an oxymoron—the music business; like the art business. You’re making a business out of these songs that I’m writing. And how are you going to tell me that this song that I’m writing is only going to be catered to Puerto Ricans or to white people or only Asian people. How are you going to tell me that? My music is for anybody who wants to listen to it.”

His struggle fighting against being pigeonholed in the music industry is something Mars expressed in a 2013 interview with GQ, when he explained how people expected him to do “the Latin music” like Enrique Iglesias because his last name was Hernandez. 

While Mars may not be singing in Spanish now, he did credit his Boricua dad for his rhythm and his singular style. 

“My whole sense of rhythm is because my dad was teaching me bongos as a kid,” he told Latina. “He’s an old-school working musician, so that’s where the pinky rings come from, the patent-leather shoes, the suits, and the pompadour. It all stems from watching my father.”

Read Bruno Mars’ full cover story in Latina magazine here.  

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11 Latina Actresses Who Would’ve Been Fantastic In The ‘Ocean’s 8′ Reboot

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures released a first look image of the “Ocean’s 8” all-female reboot on Monday, showing the film’s main ladies looking chic and suspicious in the New York City subway. 

The “Ocean’s 8” cast seems to be exceptionally diverse for a film of its kind, with Mindy Kaling, Chinese-Korean-American rapper and comedian Awkwafina, Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter cast in the eight leading roles for the all-female reboot slated for June 8, 2018. 

With such a large main cast, the film had plenty of opportunities (eight, to be exact) to infuse the film with real diversity. And yet, there’s one major demographic not represented among the leading ladies: Latinas. 

Latinos make up 17.6 percent of the U.S. population, according to 2015 Census numbers, and is Hollywood’s most important audience when it comes to profits. “Ocean’s 8” is a great example of Hollywood’s overall lack of inclusion of Latinas when it comes to casting, which is one reason you didn’t see any Latina or Latino actors among these year’s Oscar nominees.

Somehow this too-big-to-fail franchise with numerous leads failed to find one Latina actress in Hollywood fit for the role. A particularly disappointing fact when you consider that 16 years ago “Ocean’s Eleven” featured Cuban-American actor Andy García in a starring role.

So we did the work for Hollywood producers and found several Latina actresses that would’ve been fantastic for the film. Since the heist in the “Ocean’s 8” plot happens at the Met Gala, we assumed the casting directors were looking for women who are both elegant and unafraid to jump into action. Not to mention they’d need the comedy chops to carry the humor the original films are known for.

Here are 11 Latinas with both comedy and action/crime acting credits who should, at the very least, be considered for an “Ocean’s 8” sequel.  

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In Response To Muslim Ban, Publisher Will Only Release Books By Authors From Affected Countries

Days after President Donald Trump issued an executive order preventing refugees, immigrants and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering America, protesters flooded international airports to voice their disapproval.

Thousands of academics, including Nobel laureates, signed a petition opposing the ban. Celebrities such as Kerry Washington, Judd Apatow, Miley Cyrus and Seth Rogen voiced their thoughts on Twitter, many of them airing support for the ACLU, which sued the White House over the ban and achieved a stay on Saturday night.

All of this coincides with President Trump’s unprecedentedly high disapproval rating, which spiked above 50 percent according to Monday’s Gallup poll

Now, writers and publishers are chiming in, too. According to a post on The Guardian, a slew of best-selling authors have spoken out against the ban. And a British nonprofit publisher, Comma, took its criticism a step further. The press, which specializes in translated work, announced that it will only publish books by authors from the affected countries while the ban is in effect.

“We’re heartened to see the wonderful demonstrations taking place at airports across the States over the weekend. But we’re sickened by this new side America, as a nation, is showing the world,” publisher Ra Page told The Huffington Post. “Personally, I’d much rather hear voices from Somalia, Yemen or Iran than have to listen to yet another news report about the new show business that is U.S. politics.” 

Comma has an impressive backlist of titles by Muslim authors, authors whose work is translated from Arabic, and authors who are refugees. Perhaps their best-known writer is Hassan Blasim, whose short stories about war in Iraq were translated into English by Penguin Books. Covering his collection The Corpse Exhibition in 2014, HuffPost wrote, “Blasim’s stories give shape to an absurdist world in which brutal violence is commonplace.”

Today, Blasim is unable to travel to the U.S. But, he said in a statement to HuffPost, he had no plans to visit the country after a 2014 trip, during which he felt treated “like a criminal or a terrorist although he had a visa and an invitation as a writer.”

He’s one of many writers published by Comma facing these restrictions. His collection Iraq + 100: Stories from Another Iraq, the first-ever anthology of sci-fi set in Iraq, was published recently in the U.K., and will be published in the U.S. this year. One of its featured writers, Anoud, lives in New York currently, but questions whether she’ll be forced to return to her hometown, Mosul. 

“She still doesn’t know where she stands as an Iraqi-born, British-raised writer based in New York,” Page said. “It’s not just writers of course, it’s thousands and thousands of ordinary, innocent people.”

In solidarity with these writers – as well as the authors collected in Comma’s Sudanese anthology The Book of Khartoum – Page found the decision to “culturally boycott” America an easy choice to make.

“There is a world beyond our friends in America, and we need to turn around and listen to it, give it a platform, hear its stories,” Page said. “Not just continually ‘other’ it.”

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11 Comics For Couples Who Are Basically Two Big Kids At Heart

Life is easier when you and your partner are more or less two big kids at heart. Just ask illustrator Caitlin Quijano.  

On her site Anemone Lost, the 26-year-old Canadian artist draws witty, semi-autobiographical comics about adulthood and everyday life with her husband. They’re also super relatable; who hasn’t gotten peeved at their partner for the sin of Netflix adultery

Quijano’s illustrations have netted her over 7,000 followers on Facebook, but her biggest fan is still her hubby. 

“He’s been my biggest cheerleader since the beginning,” she told The Huffington Post. “When I draw a comic, my goal is always to make him laugh ― if I can do that, I know I’ve done my job.” 

See more of Quijano’s endearing comics below or head to her site to see them all. 



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Twitter Feasts On Donald Trump With #ExecutiveFastFoodOrders

When it comes to needing attention, President Donald Trump appears to be a thirsty, thirsty man. But probably pretty hungry, too, after all the executive orders he’s been signing.

That, plus his affinity for fast food, led to this week’s HuffPost Comedy hashtag: #ExecutiveFastFoodOrders.

Here are some of the very best:

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This App Is Putting More Resources Into Sexual Assault Survivors’ Hands

A new smartphone app is putting resources and information in the hands of sexual assault survivors and advocates on college campuses.

Created by four recent college graduates, Reach Out provides actionable stepsfor dealing with sexual assault to both college students and university administrators. Reach Out is part of Capptivation Inc., which is also owned by the four founders of the app: Zach Csillag, Racquel Giner, Billy Sadik-khan and Jack Zandi. All four graduated in 2014 from different colleges across the country.  

Reach Out, which is free for download and launched this past summer, allows users to search for their respective college or university. It then directs the user to that college’s homepage within the app. 

For example, if a student from Rutgers University wanted to look at their university’s resources on Reach Out, they would search the university’s name and the Rutgers home page (seen above) would populate the screen. 

The app houses a database of resources including specific campus information on assault reporting processes, counseling and health services, and a comprehensive list of support hotlines and medical centers nearby.

“The app is essentially a nationwide resource guide for college students that have experienced any form of sexual violence,” marketing manager of Reach Out Zach Csillag told The Huffington Post. “It’s also a tool for friends to help each other out.”

Currently, Reach Out is available to more than 2,500 college campuses across the country, and is supported by a database of more than 40,000 campus resources.  

Below are examples of a few of the resources offered by Reach Out: 

The app’s database of information comes from publicly available sources such as government databases and national resource centers, Csillag said. The Reach Out team combs through “every article published on sexual misconduct identified by Google” to ensure the database is always current, according to Csillag. When there’s an issue with contradicting information, the Reach Out team contacts the source to clarify. 

“Go to any college website any you’ll find lots of errors/omissions on their sexual misconduct portal,” Csillag said. “This points out the difficulty of keeping information current. We hope to make it easier for schools with a service we call Input Once, Publish Everywhere. The idea here is that when there’s a new Title IX coordinator, the new coordinator could update our database with their contact info and with the press of the Save button that information would be updated not only in our app but also on their website. No IT help needed.”

Reach Out also offers an email service called CappMail, which allows users to send questions anonymously to their University Police.

Below is an example of what that anonymous messaging system looks like on the app. 

The team is gearing up to launch Reach Out Version 2 in a few weeks, which will hopefully support all high schools and middle schools in the U.S. As Csillag explained, Capptivation is a small start up so the team is relying on secondary schools to license the Reach Out Console and then upload their own resources to the app.

For Version 2 of the app, the team is including resources that address topics beyond sexual misconduct, including resources to support LBGTQ students, and students struggling with eating disorders, mental health issues, child abuse and substance abuse. 

“There is no limit to the areas addressed [in version 2],” Csillag said. “Once a high school licenses the RO Console they can customize any way they see fit.”

While the app certainly is a welcome resource, it still heavily relies on colleges and universities to address individual incidents of sexual assault. It’s important to note that there is a dark history of campus police and administrations ignoring, lying about and covering up these issues. Reach Out also relies on colleges to upload some of their own information to the app.

Cisllag said that the app is really meant to put more power in the hands of its student users. 

“The app serves as a tool to empower students with information so that they can make their own decisions about how they’d like to organize their healing journey,” he said. “Students that have been affected by sexual violence will know exactly who to contact for help at their school. They’ll also have outside resources to go to for help, including law enforcement, healthcare providers, legal aid and others support service.” 

To learn more about Reach Out head over to their website

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Anorexia Survivor Proves That Not All ‘Transformations’ Are About Weight Loss

Warning: The content below may be considered triggering to some.

Megan Jayne Crabbe was diagnosed with anorexia when she was just 14 years old. Now, nine years later, she has dedicated herself to promoting body positivity.

“It took me 2 years to claw my way out of anorexia,” the 23-year-old body-positive blogger wrote in an October 2015 post on her website Bodyposipanda. “[Two] years, one institutionalization, one hospitalization, and countless tears from the family members’ hearts I’d broken along the way. I had chased the holy grail of thin with everything I had, traded in every part of me to end up 65 lbs., barely alive, still worried that people would see my stomach fold as I sat in my hospital bed.” 

After five years of battling anorexia, Crabbe became a body-positive advocate who uses honest images of herself, posted on her Instagram page and her personal website, to spread body love. Crabbe’s most recent post on Instagram is a side-by-side photo. On one side is a photo of Crabbe two and a half years ago, while she was in the throes of her eating disorder. On the other, you see her as she looks like today. 

It’s a powerful “before and after” photo that reminds us what a body-positive transformation truly is. 

“On the left is me 2 1/2 years ago, just before I found body positivity, and on the right is me today. You’ll probably notice the most obvious thing I’ve gained between these two pictures: weight,” Crabbe wrote underneath the image. “But there are so many other things I’ve gained as well. I’ve gained mental freedom. I’ve gained self love.”

On the left is me 2 1/2 years ago, just before I found body positivity, and on the right is me today. You'll probably notice the most obvious thing I've gained between these two pictures: weight. But there are so many other things I've gained as well. I've gained mental freedom. I've gained self love. I've gained my life back after so many years of believing that I wasn't worthy of living it because of how my body looked. I know the world wants you to believe that the less you weigh the happier you'll be. I know I'm supposed to feel ashamed of this transformation. I'm supposed to vow to lose the weight, I'm supposed to spend my life chasing the body on the left and buying into the idea that I'll be more valuable once I get there. But I'm not going to do that. Instead I'm going to tell you what I learnt from all those wasted years chasing washboard abs and dropping numbers on the scale: happiness is not a size. Weight loss does not cure self hatred. Mental health matters more than a dress size does. And we are all so worthy of self love exactly as we are. It's time we took a stand and refused to keep hurting ourselves in the pursuit of a 'perfect' body that doesn't even exist. It's time for us to realise that we're already good enough. It's time for us to take our power back.

A photo posted by Megan Jayne Crabbe (@bodyposipanda) on Jan 29, 2017 at 12:11pm PST

In only a day, the photo has received more than 75,000 likes and 3,600 comments. 

“I know the world wants you to believe that the less you weigh the happier you’ll be. I know I’m supposed to feel ashamed of this transformation,” Crabbe continued. “I’m supposed to vow to lose the weight, I’m supposed to spend my life chasing the body on the left and buying into the idea that I’ll be more valuable once I get there. But I’m not going to do that.”

Crabbe ended her post by asking people to leave behind the search for the “perfect” body: “It’s time we took a stand and refused to keep hurting ourselves in the pursuit of a ‘perfect’ body that doesn’t even exist,” she wrote. “It’s time for us to [realize] that we’re already good enough. It’s time for us to take our power back.”

Head over to Crabbe’s Instagram to see more of her powerful body love posts. 

Need help? Call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237.

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Google Workers Stage Large-Scale Walkout To Protest Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

Google workers across the country kicked off the week by walking off the job to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, which temporarily bans citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

Photos showed hundreds of Googlers rallying outside several company offices Monday, including its global headquarters in Mountain View, California. CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin joined their employees and delivered an emotional series of speeches to the crowd.

Participants chanted, “You build a wall, we’ll tear it down!” and “No hate! No fear! Immigrants are welcome here!” while waving handmade signs featuring messages such as, “Build Bridges, Not Walls” and “Refugees Welcome.”

“So many people were obviously outraged by this order, as am I myself, being an immigrant and a refugee,” Brin told the crowd of employees Monday. “I wouldn’t be where I am today or have any kind of the life that I have today if this was not a brave country that really stood out and spoke for liberty.”

Brin, who was 6 when his family immigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union during the Cold War, joined protests against the immigration ban at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

“I hope this energy carries forward in many different ways, beyond what just our company can do, beyond just what companies can do, but as really a powerful force and really a powerful moment,” he said. 

The keynote address was given by Soufi Esmaeilzadeh, a Google product manager who is Iranian-Canadian, reports Business Insider.

Esmaeilzadeh was reportedly on a plane from San Francisco to Zurich when Trump announced the executive order Friday. She immediately returned to San Francisco after a federal judge ruled to temporarily block certain parts of the travel ban.

“Three weeks ago, I was in Iran visiting my 89-year-old grandma, and when I came back to the U.S., they said, ‘Welcome home,’” Esmaeilzadeh said at the rally. “I spent this weekend in secondary detention watching four officers pore over all my documents.”

Googlers tagged their photos and videos with #GooglersUnite on Twitter:

At HQ today #GooglersUnite to show solidarity with immigrants, refugees, Muslims and fellow Googlers worldwide. pic.twitter.com/g4V7fh8nZZ

— Life at Google (@lifeatgoogle) January 31, 2017

Proud to be a part of todays @google rally. #NoBanNoWall #GooglersUnite #nomuslimban #proudtobeagoogler pic.twitter.com/jXDVYcrklt

— Anchal Mirza (@AMirza0711) January 31, 2017

The demonstration follows Pichai’s internal memo to employees on Saturday, announcing the creation of a $4 million “crisis fund” to help those affected by the executive order.

Google pledges to donate $2 million to the fund with the option for employees to match up to another $2 million in donations. The fund is Google’s largest crisis campaign and will benefit four organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and the United Nations refugee agency. 

Google said in a statement to USA Today on Sunday:

We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the U.S. We’ll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere.

Watch Brin’s full address below:

Check out more of the photos and videos under #GooglersUnite on Twitter:

Very proud to work at @Google today! #GooglersUnite #NoBanNoWall pic.twitter.com/dVkUqtFFrG

— Ruben Santa (@rubengsanta) January 31, 2017

Googlers stand with immigrants ❤️ We have work to do! This affects our familias! ✊ #NoBanNoWall #wearehome #googlersunite pic.twitter.com/jl6Fbyt15Y

— Shamara Valdez (@shamshiine) January 31, 2017

Ashamed of the President, proud to be a Googler. #googlersunite #NoBanNoWall #nomuslimban pic.twitter.com/OvccRRYmOH

— Miles Johnson (@milesjam) January 31, 2017

#GooglersUnite against hatred! #NoBanNoWall pic.twitter.com/UtAocgch3n

— Bhushan Mondkar (@Bhushan_NYC) January 30, 2017

Proud, moved, and touched to be at a company that boldly stands for its people #GooglersUnite pic.twitter.com/ayJSMuyQvs

— Sam Tse (@samkelllie) January 31, 2017

This is what democracy looks like. #MuslimBan #GooglersUnite pic.twitter.com/QCvNQPKv2U

— William Hester (@WilliamHester) January 30, 2017

At HQ today #GooglersUnite to show solidarity with immigrants, refugees, Muslims and fellow Googlers worldwide. pic.twitter.com/g4V7fh8nZZ

— Life at Google (@lifeatgoogle) January 31, 2017

Proudly protesting at Seattle #google along other campuses nationwide #GooglersUnite #NoBanNoWall pic.twitter.com/4r7ohZy8LV

— Kim Cameron (@occasionalvegan) January 30, 2017

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Budweiser’s Super Bowl LI Ad Is A Story Of Overcoming Xenophobia

At some point during Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Anheuser-Busch will run an ad that tells the story of a man fulfilling his American dream in spite of the anti-immigrant sentiment he faced along the way. 

In the ad, which was released online Tuesday, a German immigrant arrives by boat in the U.S., where he is told, “You’re not wanted here. Go back home.” In spite of the xenophobia, he continues on, finally arriving in St. Louis where he tells a man of his dream of starting an American brewing company.

The story, you probably guessed, is the story of the company’s co-founder, Adolphus Busch, who journeyed as a young man from Germany to St. Louis in 1857. One of more than 20 siblings, Busch went to the U.S. to try and make a life for himself, believing he would not obtain enough of his wealthy parents’ fortune. 

The ad comes just days after President Trump signed an executive order that temporarily banned refugees and people from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the country, and indefinitely banned Syrian refugees.

In light of the ban, it seems that Anheuser-Busch is trying to do what it can to avoid becoming antagonizing either side of the political fray. In a statement provided to The Huffington Post, the company emphasized that the idea had been in development for a year ― well before President Donald Trump’s election last November ― and that it was simply meant to celebrate an American success story.

“We created the Budweiser commercial to highlight the ambition of our founder, Adolphus Busch, and his unrelenting pursuit of the American dream,” the company said in a statement. 

Ricardo Marques, an executive for the Budweiser brand in the U.S., similarly said in an earlier interview with AdWeek that while the story of Busch’s journey is “a universal story that is very relevant today,” it had “no correlation with anything else that’s happening in the country.”

Notably, the final cut of the ad also appears to depict less virulent xenophobia than an earlier version of the ad seen by AdWeek, in which one person says, “Go back to where you came from!” and Busch actually gets spat on. 

But regardless of what Anheuser-Busch says and does from here on out, it’s hard to ignore the political relevance of a Super Bowl ad in 2017 that depicts an American immigrant overcoming xenophobia to achieve success in the U.S. 

Anti-German sentiment was even on the rise when Busch arrived in the U.S. in 1857. Many Germans left their homes to pursue a better economic lot in life ― as Busch did ― but some were political refugees, too, most famously a group known as the The Forty-Eighters, who left Germany after a failed fight to unify Germany. 

All told, more than five million Germans traveled to the U.S. during the 19th century in hopes of a better life, leading to anger and resentment among many U.S. citizens, who harbored that resentment for many years to come.

Sound familiar?

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Trump Replaces ICE Chief Daniel Ragsdale, Appoints Thomas Homan

President Donald Trump on Monday quietly replaced the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, following a chaotic weekend during which DHS customs officials struggled to interpret and comply with Trump’s controversial executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

In a statement released late Monday evening, the newly confirmed DHS secretary, John Kelly, announced that Thomas Homan had been named the new acting director of ICE. The statement did not mention Daniel Ragsdale, who was being replaced. (Ragsdale resumes his role as deputy director, according to an ICE official.)

The announcement from DHS capped off a night of political drama that began when acting Attorney General Sally Yates announced that she would not direct the Justice Department to enforce Trump’s executive order on immigration.

Within hours, the Trump administration issued a scathing White House statement announcing that Yates had been replaced and accusing her of having “betrayed” the Justice Department. Yates’ replacement, Dana Boente, has promised to enforce the executive order, which also suspends the admittance of Syrian refugees indefinitely.

The executive order unleashed chaos at U.S. airports as customs officials struggled to determine who should be allowed to enter the United States and who shouldn’t. It also sparked scores of protests around the globe and garnered harsh opposition from elected officials across the political spectrum.

By promoting Homan, who most recently led the arm of ICE that enforces detentions and deportations, the Trump administration signaled its intent to place a greater emphasis on the harsh enforcement measures that Homan carried out.

As the associate director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Homan “led ICE’s efforts to identify, arrest, detain, and remove illegal aliens, including those who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts,” the DHS statement read.

Homan’s appointment also raises the possibility that Trump might attempt to carry out a campaign promise to deport many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. The Trump administration previously said that it will initially focus deportation efforts on immigrants convicted of violent crimes.

“I am confident that [Homan] will continue to serve as a strong, effective leader for the men and women of ICE,” Kelly said in the statement. “I look forward to working alongside him to ensure that we enforce our immigration laws in the interior of the United States consistent with the national interest.”

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28 Reasons It Pays To Have A Feminist Marriage

We’re calling it: A feminist marriage, where both partners respect and treat each other as equals, is the very best kind of marriage. (Also, studies suggest the sex is better, so there’s that, too.)

Below, 28 solid reasons to fall in love with someone who recognizes that feminism benefits both women and men.

1. There’s parity in your relationship. You push each other to reach your goals and full potential, because ultimately, you know you’re stronger as a team.  

2. You’re not wedded to outdated gender expectations. Want to be a stay-at-home dad while your wife brings home the bacon? Go for it.

3. There’s no place for “locker room talk” or “boys will be boys” excuses in your relationship. You hold each other to a much higher standard than that.

4. When it’s time to clean the house or do the laundry, you divide up the chores according to preference and workload, not gender. Also worth noting? A 2015 study from the University of Alberta suggested that people in more egalitarian relationships have higher relationship satisfaction and more sex than couples who leave it to one spouse. 

5. Another reason feminist couples have better sex? Feminist men recognize that a woman’s pleasure is just as important as theirs. There’s no rolling over and falling asleep prematurely. (How rude.)

6. While we’re on the subject of sex, your partner would never slut-shame you for your sexual past. Your “sex number” is no big deal.

7. You have the luxury of not having to explain the importance of Planned Parenthood to your S.O. (And if your partner is worried about a weird bump some place down south, you know just where to direct him or her. Thanks, PP!)

8. Mansplaining is not an issue you have to deal with in your own home, thank goodness. 

9. You both know a woman’s place is anywhere she damn well pleases ― and that if you both choose to work, it just means more income.

10. Ideologically, your partner believes that the world is a better place when women are empowered. As noted feminist (and our favorite ginger) Prince Harry once put it, “When women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them — their families, their communities, and their countries.”

11. Your partner loves your body but recognizes that the decisions you make regarding it are yours and yours alone. Sexual and reproductive rights matter to both of you.

12. You don’t fret about maintaining relationships with friends of the opposite sex. Your partner knows you can and should have relationships with other men and other women. 

13. If you’re a man, you could get proposed to ― men don’t always to be the one to pop the question!

14. Your wedding can be as heteronormative and traditional or as modern and unconventional as you want. (So feel free to forgo the garter belt toss if you find that awkward as hell.)

15. If your partner’s guy friends start badmouthing feminism, you know he’ll correct them. (Bonus points if he has Chimamanda Ngozi’s definition of feminism memorized because you blast Beyonce’s “Flawless” nonstop.)

16. Your complaints and concerns are never delegitimized because of your sex, and your partner sure as heck would never say, “sounds like someone’s on their period.”

17. You don’t look at each other as a project or someone to “fix.” Men don’t need to be anyone’s knight in shining armor and women shouldn’t feel like they can “love away” a man’s problems. You each take ownership for your own issues and go into the relationship as whole and independent people.

18. If you decide to marry, you can do whatever you want with your last names. Take his surname, have him take yours, hyphenate, create a hybrid/combo last name ― it’s your call. 

19. Your partner is proud ― not resentful ― of your career accomplishments. He or she pushes you to accomplish everything you want in life, on your own timeline ― be it your career, passion projects or having a family (or all three of them).

20. Phrases like “man up” or “don’t be a pussy” are off limits. The beauty of feminism is that it benefits men, too; your partner can be as vulnerable or as emotional as he wants and it doesn’t make him less of a man. 

21. It feels so good to be with someone who appreciates your brain just as much as your beauty. 

21. If you have kids, you can give them the talk about consent and the birds and the bees as a team. (Phew, what a relief.)

23. You both recognize that paid parental leave is good for everyone. (Hopefully, your work places recognize that too and offer paternity leave.)

24. Through your relationship, you get to model what a marriage of equals really looks like to your kids. 

25. But if you were to divorce, you recognize that both parents deserve to be in your kids’ lives. 

26. If your husband is out with the kids and someone says “looks like mom has the day off!” you can both roll your eyes about it later on.

27. Your marriage and definition of monogamy can be as traditional or unconventional as you want it to be. 

28. Your partner understands why you felt compelled to go to the Women’s March. Hell, they probably joined you and wore a “this is what a feminist looks like” shirt. It doesn’t get any sexier than that. 

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