#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.

#322 & #323 “My friend group has a case of the Creepy Dude. How do we clear that up?”

Here is Letter #322. It and the other letter are below the jump because it's fucking creepy in there. Edited to Add: It's frankly depressing that this post has struck a chord with so many people, but I'm grateful and honored to be able to help the letter writers and to have given voice to … Continue reading #322 & #323 “My friend group has a case of the Creepy Dude. How do we clear that up?”