Outdated why dating is ruining your love life

10-Oct-2019 04:08

Samhita Mukhopadhyay is the Senior Editorial Director of Culture and Identities at Mic.

She is the former Executive Editor of award-winning blog and the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life.

I think that a lot of self-help books actually might be in the mainstream, but I do feel like a lot of people of color are drawn to self-help sections of bookstores as well.

For so many years, we’ve lived in a world where women were expected to be submissive housewives who met a man’s list of expectations (and was 'given away' by her father). In the workplace, female millennials are more career confident than any other generation and the ‘f-word’ is sweeping the globe with women everywhere fighting for their rights as #International Womens Day approaches. Equality (or at least, progression towards it) is not something we’re used to, and it’s not always clear how to handle it.

, lamented having applied “feminist ideals” to her dating life.

Like countless writers in the screeching pink dating-book genre, Ms. author Samhita Mukhopadhyay writes that an “unchecked industry” of dating tomes blames a “bastardized exaggeration” of feminism for boosting women’s careers while nuking romance, chivalry and even masculine men. an unattractive choice that will never get you laid,” writes Ms.

Whether it’s taking on what she calls the “romantic industrial complex,” or deconstructing criticisms of the latest Beyonce video, Samhita’s take is always brazen, brilliant, and never fails to surprise you.

Samhita also worked as a Senior Strategist at Purpose, and her commentary on technology, the media, gender, and race has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

For so many years, we’ve lived in a world where women were expected to be submissive housewives who met a man’s list of expectations (and was 'given away' by her father). In the workplace, female millennials are more career confident than any other generation and the ‘f-word’ is sweeping the globe with women everywhere fighting for their rights as #International Womens Day approaches. Equality (or at least, progression towards it) is not something we’re used to, and it’s not always clear how to handle it.

, lamented having applied “feminist ideals” to her dating life.

Like countless writers in the screeching pink dating-book genre, Ms. author Samhita Mukhopadhyay writes that an “unchecked industry” of dating tomes blames a “bastardized exaggeration” of feminism for boosting women’s careers while nuking romance, chivalry and even masculine men. an unattractive choice that will never get you laid,” writes Ms.

Whether it’s taking on what she calls the “romantic industrial complex,” or deconstructing criticisms of the latest Beyonce video, Samhita’s take is always brazen, brilliant, and never fails to surprise you.

Samhita also worked as a Senior Strategist at Purpose, and her commentary on technology, the media, gender, and race has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, NY Magazine, Medium, Talking Points Memo and Jezebel.