This piece is pretty sensationalist. As a born and raised Manhattanite cum Brooklyn resident of the same age as the author who even worked at Miladys, I have a different view of our world.... Yes, my girlfriends and I call each other bitches and sluts affectionately and I think it's cute, not because I'm a "regressive" but because I'm from Manhattan my whole life biatch! If I was from Spain I'd say "puta madre." No one argues that doing coke or pills is good, and real grown ups don't continue to cheat or wreck each other like that unless they live totally unexamined lives. Fuck, relationships are hard, i don't know... Also Ms Sohn makes herself sound a bit superior in all of it... I can't imagine she'll keep too many of those friends she's writing about. I liked a recent Jezebel piece about how great it is to be a mom and a pothead. There was also a piece in the Times not too long ago which spoke about the rhythm method being more effective than the pill if done correctly. Thanks for the different perspectives and a lively discussion.