#1120: The Creepy Guy In The Friend Group, Revisited: Four More Geek Social Fallacies

Content note: After the jump I mention Rape Threats Dudes Have Sent Me for saying what I think about creepy dudes. Dear Captain, Over the past several years I've drifted to the periphery of a friend group where one member is a sexist creep. I immediately found him slimy and pushy and off-putting upon meeting … Continue reading #1120: The Creepy Guy In The Friend Group, Revisited: Four More Geek Social Fallacies

#1110: “Dudebro won’t stop bugging me about another dudebro. I JUST WANNA DO MY JOB.”

Behind a cut for #MeToo reasons. Dear Captain Awkward, I (she/her) work in a male-dominated creative industry. Over the course of my career, I have worked with several very famous people, including Famous Dude. Famous Dude is incredibly talented and very charismatic, and when I was still a student he really went out of his … Continue reading #1110: “Dudebro won’t stop bugging me about another dudebro. I JUST WANNA DO MY JOB.”

It Came From The Search Terms: Month of May

Turbulent month, turbulent song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7TArjP6Hwo And yes, it's that time of the month, when we treat the things people typed into search engines as if they are questions they want answers to. 1 "How to handle snubs from close relatives." Sometimes you end up related to people you would never interact with by choice. If … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Month of May

#1095: “The Exhausting Gauntlet of Dudes Who Won’t Stop Hitting On Me”

Dear wonderful Captain, I'm coming to you with a question you've answered several versions of before, but not quite for my exact circumstances. So I beg your indulgence. I'm a mid-thirties woman, and my problem is that men hit on me. All the time. And I'd like to change my behavior, if doing so is … Continue reading #1095: “The Exhausting Gauntlet of Dudes Who Won’t Stop Hitting On Me”

#1082: “How do I deal with people who aren’t happy about my work success (if this is even success)?”

Dear Captain Awkward, I'm having an awkward problem dealing with jealousy(?) from my peers. I'm mid-twenties and very new to the working world. I dropped out of highschool due to some very serious mental health struggles and have only managed to pick myself up in the past few years. I'm doing amazing now, though I … Continue reading #1082: “How do I deal with people who aren’t happy about my work success (if this is even success)?”

#1041: “How do I get my much older work ‘friend’ to stop messaging me late at night to talk about his relationship problems?”

Dear Captain, I have a colleague, "Peter", who I've known for several years. We first worked together at a festival, and added each other on facebook/phone for organisational reasons, as he was the crew leader. Over time we have become friends, although I do see him as more of a colleague as he is 20 … Continue reading #1041: “How do I get my much older work ‘friend’ to stop messaging me late at night to talk about his relationship problems?”

#1036: “My newly nudist/naturist friend and unwanted naked photos.”

Putting this behind a cut given the "Guy In Your Office Who Gives Weird Backrubs And Ends Every Sentence With 'That's What She Said' Is Totally #IBelieveYou About Your #MeToo Social Media Posts" and "Pretty Much Every Movie You Loved In The 1990s Is Now Kinda Gross To Think About" week we've had. Dear Captain … Continue reading #1036: “My newly nudist/naturist friend and unwanted naked photos.”