This excellent guide is full of gentle, direct scripts pulled from real situations. Speak Up: Responding To Everyday Bigotry
Oh Captain My Captain; I rent a room in a house with a pretty nice family, and for the most part it's pretty cool. They're very friendly and open, their eldest son and I share a lot of interests, and they aren't really judgmental, though they are very vocal about their political views and beliefs, … Continue reading #598: “I’m their roommate, not their child.”
Dear Person, My friends have gotten into the habit of calling me by a nickname, which would be wonderful if they had asked first, but otherwise I'm okay with it. The problem comes when they introduce me to people using that nickname, leading those people to think that it's my real name and so they … Continue reading #470, #471 and #472: Correcting Names
Dear Captain Awkward: Over the years, I have written any number of scripts to talk to my boyfriend about having children. The newest one, the one I came up with today goes like this: I want to have a child, and I need for us to make a plan that starts now and ends with … Continue reading #268: How do I talk to my partner about wanting to start a family soon?
We're going deep into the Jerkbrain today, so let's start with nice things that I love. First, a safe-for-work, short animated film, Address Is Approximate. It's so simple and beautiful, and it punched me right in the heart (in a good way). Next, Holly's post about Consent Culture: A consent culture is one in which … Continue reading Question #176: The Perpetual Seething Mass of Resentment
Dear Captain Awkward, I've been living with my roommate for a few years now, and we've been good friends for much longer than that. He's basically family. And in the last two months, he's started dating this woman. He seems happy, and I am very happy for him. I like her a lot. (Honest, I … Continue reading Reader question #36: The Roommate’s Girlfriend