#399: “But you oooowe me!” — entitlement rears its head again

Dear Captain Awkward, I'm a 20-something who's had a hell of a year. I was in an accident earlier this year and am still recuperating: I've had three major surgeries and have one more coming up. I just restarted therapy for childhood trauma, and I have moved several times this year due to bad roommate … Continue reading #399: “But you oooowe me!” — entitlement rears its head again

#398: I’m tired of explaining my medical condition and food choices to “helpful” folks.

As of 11/29/2012, comments on this entry are closed. Hi Captain! I've had type 1 diabetes for nearly my whole life (18 years), and I've graduated college and moved away from home. As I'm very open about having T1D, I'm often asked about what diabetes is, what the difference is between type 1 and 2 … Continue reading #398: I’m tired of explaining my medical condition and food choices to “helpful” folks.

#395: Confronting offensive bosses and coworkers.

Dear Captain Awkward, I have a dilemma that I suspect is quite common, but I'm still running into mental roadblocks as to how to properly approach it. Background: I'm a lesbian and a big-eff Feminist working in a male-dominated field, in a male-dominated company. I've worked marketing, event planning and PR for rape crisis centres, … Continue reading #395: Confronting offensive bosses and coworkers.

#394: Discussing consent & rape with my mom is leaving us both shredded.

Behind a cut for sure. Reasons are in the title, and it gets pretty detailed, so be warned. Dear Captain Awkward (or appropriate guest blogger), I recently had a fight with my mom over the definition of rape and the concept of enthusiastic consent and I don't know how to handle the outcome right now. First I … Continue reading #394: Discussing consent & rape with my mom is leaving us both shredded.

#393: My friends keep inviting my abusive ex and me to the same parties, despite being asked directly not to.

How great is this tip for dealing with people who invade your personal space? Since there's no transcript at the link, I'll tell you: When someone comes up behind you and is too close, get visibly and audibly startled ( "Aaaah! Yikes!") and move back. You want people to turn around and look at what's … Continue reading #393: My friends keep inviting my abusive ex and me to the same parties, despite being asked directly not to.