Rachel Miller is at VICE today getting an important thing out on the table: "The Answer To All Your "Social Distancing Loophole Questions is 'No.'" "But what about my Really Good Reason that I Must go out/gather?" you may be asking. Good news, it's covered in the piece! "Are there exceptions to this rule? Of … Continue reading Link: The Answer To All Your Social Distancing Loophole Questions is “No.”
I wrote a piece for VICE about taking good care of yourself during holiday visits with family. We're at work on the sequel about hosting holiday visits that people won't have to write to internet advice columns about. The therapist I spoke with for the Vice piece, Rae McDaniel, is a delight and had so … Continue reading Captain Awkward at Vice and other links.
Lindy West reacts to a new book by the authors of The Rules with the correct amount of "What the everloving fuck?" (h/t Bitches Gotta Eat) "So, essentially (according to these jokers), online dating is a forum where you put yourself up for auction and then passively watch while men compete for your silent company … Continue reading Linky Links of Linkyness
So, so good: "But here's the thing: You can't have sexual relationships without messy, awkward, emotionally risky interactions. You just can't. You can deal with the messy, awkward, emotionally risky stuff up front and honestly and increase your chances of having fulfilling mutual interactions, or you can wait and hope it doesn't blow up in … Continue reading The problem of “It Just Happened” + other links.
Reading: Feminism makes boners sad! We know this because of rats. A hilarious debunking of terrible evo-psych pseudoscience, via Feministe. How Not To Make A Short Film by Roberta Munroe, in which she begs you not to make breakup films full of poetry and walking and smoking or have boring casts of all white people … Continue reading What Captain Awkward is Reading, Watching, Eating, Listening To, and Over The Moon About
Page views (which, like all bloggers, I monitor with the attention of a cobra watching the rat who has wandered into its lair...yesssssss...refressssssssshhhh) climbed over 50,000 today. Welcome! I love seeing what search terms people use to find the site. Until I get a chance to write about this topic (I Have Thoughts), I'd like … Continue reading 50,000!