When You Want the Good Stuff
You gotta come to Fourth Wave
Pardon my shameless promotion. But hey, this Publication Mama is proud! We’ve had so much good stuff on our pages lately that I had to let three months pass before I could get around to putting out another newsletter. Procrastination had nothing to do with it! Nor did working on my own writing. But seriously, it’s hard to put the work down just in order to promote it. But here I am. Doing the hard stuff. For you, the discerning reader, who deserves nothing but the best.
So without further ado, here’s all the good stuff we’ve published since the last newsletter, starting from the oldest on Nov. 27 and continuing through today. Enjoy!
From our ever-delightful Mumbai correspondent and winner of this season’s most prolific contributor award Suma Narayan
Finding Hope in Humour
The Morning News(Paper)
A Gutsy Woman
K Patel, Wonder Woman
Equality Begins At Home
A Subtle Art
We Have Stories
Movie review : “Bombshell”
Woman: Both Symbol and Story
Book Review: ‘The Red Tent’
Helping the Helpless
When the Silent One Speaks
A Feminist ‘Joke’
Lost. But Found.
From your (usually) humble editor Patsy Fergusson
The last chapters from my novel (Yay!)
Counseling Technique #342
Waiting for Rehab
Our Lost Boy
Is This a Hero’s Journey?
No News is Good News
Back to Camp
Getting Him Home
And the other stuff
The Banality of Sexism
Why Can’t We Have Anita Hill?
Valentine’s Day is Ridiculous
8 Things I Did in New Orleans
Poem 4 Women on Valentine’s Day
The 6 Best Stories I Read on Medium Today
Medium: Fix the Photo Function!
Why I Stand With San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin
The Heart of History in “Homegoing”
How to Get Whites to Stop Being Racist
From the nation’s leading voice on living single Bella DePaulo
Holiday Party Game: Can You Spot the Fake Couples?
Are Fewer People Buying What the Mythology of Marriage Is Selling?
If You Are Single with No Kids, Who Is Your Family?
If Everyone Stayed Single, Would That Spell the End of the Human Species?
Women Like Being Single More than Men Do
The Woman Who Wanted to Live Alone and Die Alone
Single People Have Had Enough of the Condescending Reassurances
Feeling Anxious? Maybe the Pressure to Be Happy Is Partly to Blame
Loners Can Be Oblivious or Complicit — or They Can Be Healthy
Here’s What Happened When Adriana Savu Tried to Study Single People in Romania
How We Are Socialized to Think We Want a Romantic Partner, Even If We Don’t
Check Your Marital Privilege
7 Reasons Why Young People Are Having Less Sex
Why So Many Believe That No One Really Wants to Be Single
Single People Value Freedom More and Get More Happiness Out of It
Beyond Happiness: A Psychologically Rich Life Is a Good Life
From bad-ass writer and culture commentator Rivka Wolf
Pink Collar Jobs/Modern Prostitution
Rage Breaks the Cycle of Child Abuse
Chris Noth’s Career is Over
Taylor Swift’s Bad Relationship We Know All Too Well
‘Parenthood’s’ Sydney is not a Brat, She’s a Budding Feminist
Daughter of the Blood Tells My Story
Rachel Hollis: Girl, Stop Talking
Joss Whedon: Feminist? Monster?
Looking for Alaska is a Sexist Fantasy
Gaslighting Britney Spears
Prince Andrew is Officially a Rapist*
From woman not getting used to her straitjacket Cristina Comunian
Little Women Grow. Where Do You Draw The Line Between Protecting & Empowering?
From author changing the narrative about older women Vicki Larson
COVID-19 is Creating a New Generation of Young Widows
The Problem With Laura Geller’s New ‘Let’s Get Old Together’ Ad
Why I Really Wish Samantha Jones Was In ‘And Just Like That …’
The Problem With Calling Women Like Betty White ‘A Sweet Old Lady’
Do We Really Want to Retire?
The Challenges of Making Friends at Midlife When You Move for Love
‘And Just Like That’s’ Miranda Deserves Better At Midlife, Too
It’s Never Too Late to Find Love
Why Do Women Still Lie About Their Age?
Cheslie Kryst and the Strong Black Woman Narrative
From writer dismantling white male supremacy Vena Moore
How I’m Using the Changing Workplace Landscape to My Benefit
I Stopped Dating And Couldn’t Be Happier
No Woman Deserves Abuse or Harassment
From woman opening her decades-long marriage Tris Harkness
I Want My Husband to Have Sex With Men
What Happened Next
He Got What He Wanted
Taking the Mono Out of Monogamy
Now What? I Want Reassurance
Why Some Women Might Not Like Sex
This Fight Feels Different
Why An Open Marriage Might Work for Some Women
Will We All Be Bisexual in 50 Years?
Power is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac
From undercover investigator and queen of snark Sarah J. Baker
The Non-Custodial Sentencing of a Stalker and Prolific Misogyny Troll
On Age, and Violence, and Male Predation
From new contributor and writer from Australia Daniella Gaskell
The Worst Book I Read Last Year Is Also The Most Sexist: ‘Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer’
From programmer by day, author by night Anne Emerick
Do Yourself a Favor and Throw Your Bathroom Scale Away
And from book reviewer from India Bucketful Read
19 Thriller Novels to Keep You On Your Toes in 2022
Sharp Objects | Gillian Flynn | Book Review
So that’s it. Enough good reading material to keep you busy until the next newsletter. And for more of the good stuff, visit Fourth Wave, where we’re changing the world for the better, one story at a time. Got one your own? Submit to the Wave! Our community is growing — we just passed 1,000 followers!— and we’re glad you’re here.