Dear Captain Awkward: Do you have any snappy comebacks for when someone says "You only got into <insert institute of higher education here> because you're a girl?" I got this a lot when I got into college, and then while in college, and now in grad school. Apparently all those lonely single dudes out there … Continue reading #495: Snarky Comebacks for Sexists in Academia
Dear Captain Awkward, I have a dilemma that I suspect is quite common, but I'm still running into mental roadblocks as to how to properly approach it. Background: I'm a lesbian and a big-eff Feminist working in a male-dominated field, in a male-dominated company. I've worked marketing, event planning and PR for rape crisis centres, … Continue reading #395: Confronting offensive bosses and coworkers.
Like Swimming After Eating A Burrito: Dating Advice From The Wrong Side from In Our Words. There's a lot of great, insightful stuff in here, but this is my favorite part of the piece: "Are they a jerk to other people? They’re probably also a jerk to you. I used to be one of those people … Continue reading Saturday Links
Dear Captain most Awkward, As I say in my subject line: Help! My brother is a teenage misogynist! He's always been really awful about treating women as people thanks to his preferred media and genres, as well as the fact that our mother and other female family friends and relatives enabled and enable him like... … Continue reading #297: Help: My brother is a teenaged misogynist!
Dear Captain, Though I do not consider myself a prude, I sometimes have to question the validity of how sensitive I become when exposed to certain materials, which is why I am writing you. I have a wonderful partner who is sweet and kind and makes me feel all kinds of wonderful when we are … Continue reading Question #62: Game of Thrones and Tits
And he's still a dipshit. When last we saw our hero, he was comparing confident women who are hard to control to "dirty snow." On the subject of rejecting strangers who want your number in bars, he says this: The best way for a girl to avoid that awkward first date is to not give … Continue reading Rich is back!