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The Friendship Contract

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She paid for the rose, took it from me and placed it carefully on the ground in front of the cart. Smiling faintly, she ground the flower into the concrete, smashing it hard with the thick heel of her black boot.

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Just Friends

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In recent months, we’ve had a couple top-notch essays about both the power and addictiveness of friendship. This weekend, at The New York Times,William Deresiewicz took up the topic, focusing on friendship “between the sexes.” Deresiewicz touches on the “surprisingly political” history of male-female friendship, how ideas about narrative influence what relationships are represented in media, and cultural attitudes toward love not “based on sex or blood.”

“We have trouble with mentorship, the asymmetric love of master and apprentice, professor and student, guide and guided; we have trouble with comradeship, the bond that comes from shared, intense work; and we have trouble with friendship, at least of the intimate kind.

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The Week in Friendship

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At Feministing, Maya gave big love to Emily’s Rapp’s “Transformation and Transcendence: The Power of Female Friendship,” and offered a reflection on the subject, expressing optimism that society may move beyond prioritizing “romantic love and familial ties over friendship.” (We love you back, Feministing!) Plus, today’s Sugar column focuses on the complexities and ties between friends.

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