When a Woman Betrays a Woman
Tales of men betraying women are as old as heteronormative love and time. But when a woman betrays another woman, what does she--or rather the patriarchy--stand to gain? Helen Schulman breaks it down.
After reading Helen Schulman’s brilliant new novel, Lucky Dogs, I sat down and took inventory of all of the times I’ve been betrayed by another woman. The journalist who hugged me at the end of our hour-long interview, as if she were now my best friend, then called me a slut in print. The childless manager who said, “Can’t your nanny do that?” when my s…
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