Meghan Murphy

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The Soapbox: Why Do We Assume “Having It All” Means Being A Wife And Mother?

"Can women have it all," has been asked hundreds of times over -- it seems as though the media never tires of the question. They tell us that, because many women are not in a position to manage a career and a family (or that, at very least, it is extremely difficult to balance the…

By: Meghan Murphy / October 3, 2014

Girl Talk: 5 Red Flags That Told Me To Leave

He seemed sweet at first. In fact, he had many sweet moments. But then there was the other stuff … Abusive behavior isn't as simple as we, as a society, want it to be. We often think that the kinds of signs that tell you a man could be abusive are very obvious. We imagine…

By: Meghan Murphy / July 10, 2014

Girl Talk: Maybe I’m Just Not Cut Out To Have A “Fuck Buddy”

When I broke up with my ex about a month ago, I was determined to rebound as quickly as possible. No wallowing this time; it was over and I was moving on. It was almost too convenient that I was presented with an immediate distraction. Jack was someone I'd known for years; we were never…

By: Meghan Murphy / June 23, 2014

True Story: Unfriending My Ex-Boyfriend On Facebook Was One Of The Most Empowering Choices I’ve Ever Made

I did it. I actually did it. What may sound unsubstantial, I experienced with a great deal of deliberation ending in elation. I felt heroic even. What I had always imagined was simple for others felt practically impossible to me. Yes, I'm talking about the ex-boyfriend unfriend.

By: Meghan Murphy / June 5, 2014

Girl Talk: I Don’t Masturbate (But That Doesn’t Make Me A Bad Feminist)

I don’t masturbate. Don’t judge me. That isn’t to say I never have. I’ve tried. I really have. But it’s always felt more of a chore -– a kind of requisite feminist activity -– than the pleasurable, relaxing, even necessary pastime I assume it is for everyone else. While for most women, I’m told, masturbatio…

By: Meghan Murphy / July 9, 2013