Rebecca Traister (born 1975) is an American author. She is currently a writer-at-large for New York magazine and The Cut, and a contributing editor at Elle magazine. She wrote for The New Republic from February 2014 through June 2015. She appears on cable TV news frequently, commenting on feminism and politics.
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Marriage, it seemed to me, walled my favorite fictional women off from the worlds in which they had once run free, or, if not free, then at least forward, with currents of narrative possibility at their backs. It was often at just the moment that their educations were complete and their childhood ambitions coming into focus that these troublesome, funny girls were suddenly contained, subsumed, and reduced by domesticity.
Fate. She'd never been a big believer in things like that, had always believed that solid decisions and hard work were what paid off. And they had. But, really, it was getting to the point where it felt like the universe was screaming at her to pay attention.