Short Answer Friday for 11/2

Hello! This morning I am voting, picking Henrietta Pussycat up from the vet from her spay, and then I'm answering short questions this afternoon. Review of how it works: Patrons can submit questions at this thread (Advantage: More than 280 characters). Anyone can submit questions anytime via Twitter – @CAwkward, #awkwardfriday. Please use the hashtag, my … Continue reading Short Answer Friday for 11/2

#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

#1090: “Emotional labor and my roommate’s love life”

Behind a cut for this dude's gross, racist opinions. Situation: I'm a white lesbian who's roommates with a white straight guy who is also a friend and coworker. Problem: He keeps talking about his penis. You see, his penis has likes and dislikes, and its preferences have a LOT to say about western civilization and … Continue reading #1090: “Emotional labor and my roommate’s love life”

My Fellow White People, Here’s One Simple Trick You Can Do About Racism TODAY!

So, you said something racist. Or, someone told you that you said something racist. Or, someone you really like & admire said or did something racist, or is getting told on for saying something racist. And now you feel uncomfortable. You feel guilty, maybe, or ashamed. Whatever it is, it's weird and you don't like … Continue reading My Fellow White People, Here’s One Simple Trick You Can Do About Racism TODAY!

#954: “I know that ‘a girlfriend is not a pacifier’ but I’m worried that I’m becoming a pacifier for my partner.”

hi captain, i want to thank you so much for your website and lovely community and i hope this message finds you well. i'm having a hard time sorting through some relationship stuff and i'm hoping for some clarity. i'm dating a very sweet and loving man who is still dealing every day with mental … Continue reading #954: “I know that ‘a girlfriend is not a pacifier’ but I’m worried that I’m becoming a pacifier for my partner.”