How do I handle street harassment being directed at a woman I’m with? Do I call the person out or try to avoid more confrontation?
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Recently I posted some suggestions about how to interact with family members who might be a little bit racist. I wanted to take some time to expand on the premise, especially in light of an article that’s been going around. I think we need to talk a bit about the difference in expectations we have… Continue reading You Want To Stop Talking About Race (and you’re white)
I’ve never understood how you’re supposed to handle these situations. Say my girl got her hair done but it looks basic. Do I tell her that even though she’s going to get pissed or do I tell her she looks fly because that’s what she wants to hear?
So there’s this hot guy that keeps popping up at Comicon, and I just want to lick his face. How do I do that without being a jerk?
I grew up with professional football. Specifically, the 49ers. College football was also occasionally in the picture (we were a USC house), but the focus was on the NFL. It makes sense, considering it is in my blood to a small extent. You see, my grandfather was an NFL field judge. You can even catch… Continue reading Figuring Out How To Live Your Values (NFL Edition)
I recently found myself jobless after being laid off from my company. While my partner and I aren’t immediately concerned with the layoff because of the severance pay and our savings, some friends and family are and are quite vocal about me finding a new job right now. How do I get them to back… Continue reading You’ve Been Laid Off And Friends and Family Are Pressuring You
I should have asked this question before yesterday but oh well. 4th of July turns my neighborhood into a war zone divided between the “fireworks/party” crowd and the “STFU it’s 9 PM and you’re terrifying my dog or waking up my child” posse. What are reasonable expectations for both groups besides people shouting over fences… Continue reading Fireworks Are Involved
As I sat at my computer contemplating exactly what I wanted to focus the essay on this week, I kept coming back to one thing: health care. Specifically, the health care we should expect in our society. I’ve been denied health insurance twice in my life, and both times were because of minor pre-existing conditions.… Continue reading Determining Health Care for 350 Million People
I think my friend might have a drinking problem and I don’t know if I should say something or not. I guess it feels hypocritical because I used to get drunk all the time with her in college. We weren’t great influences on each other but we had a lot of fun. Now we’re 25… Continue reading You’re Concerned About Someone’s Drinking