We're gonna need to keep the "we will fight these people in real life" map active.
Hello Captain. I'm of an age where people are starting to ask if we do/are thinking about having kids. In truth, we've been trying, and failing. I'm not ready to give up at all, but every time someone asks me this, it's a sucker punch. I usually spin it with something like "I have a … Continue reading #1215: “So, about your private reproductive decisions…” and other “small” talk.
Dear Captain Awkward, My best friend (Willow, she/her) and her wife (Tara, she/her) are about to start a family. (I am writing to you at Willow’s request, and she has approved the contents of this letter). They are anticipating some intrusive and inappropriate questions, since this process will involve a sperm donor, and I was … Continue reading #1138: Help shutting down questions about future baby’s paternity.
Reading comments, I realize I sorta whiffed the question on telling parents about a pregnancy. Redo: 1. Most importantly: Tell anyone you feel comfortable telling in whatever way you feel comfortable at whatever stage you feel comfortable telling them. This was the piece missing from the original response, and it matters. It matters a lot. … Continue reading #578 again + Once I Was Cool
Dear Captain, I’m pregnant - yay! It’s still pretty early, but if things go well, I’m on my way to being a big gassy pregnant lady. (Right now I am a small gassy pregnant lady). However, I’m already dreading handsy co-workers who I know will touch my stomach, comment on my weight gain, start referring … Continue reading #432: I’m pregnant, I hate small talk, UGH: A Compendium
Normally about this time I'd be posting links to the Shameless Self Promotion Sunday thread, but it looks like that won't be necessary this week. Welcome Feministe and Manboobz readers! I am enjoying your fine and well-spelled comments. I would love to hear more thoughts on how we socialize both men and women to say … Continue reading Reader Question #27: The intern is pregnant and doesn’t want to tell the bosses, which would be cool, except we work with toxic stuff in a chemical research lab.