Yes, the Concept of ‘Friend Zoning’ Is Harmful – And Here’s Why

What do the “friend zone” and “nice guy” concepts say about our right to say “no?”

Here’s a great break-down from Riley J. Dennis. She’ll let you know what’s harmful about these concepts, how they contribute to terrible ideas about women and girls, and why actually being “nice” means giving up these concepts for good.

Does this change how you’ll react to rejection?

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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website