“The Profundity of Female Friendships”

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At The New Yorker, Anna Holmes writes about how “Girls” and Sheila Heti’s new novel How Should a Person Be? “treat heterosexual coupling as secondary, and how they depict the profundity of female friendships, not to mention their real perils—which are quite different from the competitive jockeying that is so often imagined.”

Holmes proposes that these texts may signify “the beginnings, perhaps, of a revolution in the way women’s relationships are discussed.”

Read Emily Rapp’s wonderful essay on the power of female friendship here.


Charley Locke reports on education technology and reform. You can find her journalism on EdSurge, her tweets @charley_locke, and her drawings on her parents’ fridge. You can also sometimes spot Charley imperiously making book recommendations while managing the McSweeney’s Pop-Up Shops. More from this author →