Popping in here quickly to add a whopping FIFTY-ONE adult humans to the Asshole Hall of Fame. While you were sleeping last night, these folks chose to vote yes on a tax bill that hadn’t been fully written yet. A tax bill that, among other things, prevent teachers from deducting the cost of any school… Continue reading Inductees Number 3-53: The 51 Senators Who Voted Yes
There are a few exciting things going on behind the scenes here at How Not to Be A JerkWhen… which means that posts are going to be a bit irregular for the rest of the year. Please continue submitting questions here; I’ll work to answer them within a couple of weeks. I’ll also share essays… Continue reading Pause
I posted the below open letter to FEMA Administrator Long on my personal website. As some of you know, my day job involves emergency management. the recent statements related to the response in Puerto Rico by both Administrator Long and the current President are deeply offensive to me. Although I did not frame the letter… Continue reading Overseeing Disaster Response
My housemate does not believe that you could be assigned the wrong gender at birth. He’s liberal in every other way. He was a Bernie supporter. Pro equality. Is LGB friendly. Even understands people who are gender queer. He isn’t overly religious. He hasn’t had negative interactions with people in the trans community. He isn’t… Continue reading Your Friend is Transphobic
Hello! No new posts this week – tune in next week for more advice and essays!
Yesterday I had a bit of an odd experience. It only lasted a few minutes (and the part that made it questionable lasted maybe five seconds), but it’s stuck with me enough that I thought it’d be a good topic for discussion. And that topic is: Dudes, if you are not friends with a woman,… Continue reading Contemplating Approaching a Woman You Don’t Know
I understand that for an Uber driver getting a less than stellar review can be huge. So what do you do if you have a less than stellar Uber ride?
Others have written much about the current U.S. health care debate, but today I wanted to spend some time discussing it as well, with the special focus that this site brings: people acting like jerks about something. In this case, about health care access. The U.S. system is definitely broken. It doesn’t work well for… Continue reading Debating Health Care for a Few Hundred Million People
I’m fairly active on social media, particularly Twitter, and even some dating sites. I get a lot of messages from people that aren’t always welcome. Sometimes there are criticisms and accusations about the things I’ve said I like, but then there are also advances that get rapidly visually explicit and disturbing even when I try… Continue reading Getting Unwelcome Responses on Social Media
There are a lot of assholes out there these days. Not just on the bus you ride every day, or in your office, but in positions of power. As we saw in the inaugural asshole hall of fame, Elon Musk has said and done some pretty major asshole shit, and he’s in a high position… Continue reading Inductee Number Two: Sarah Huckabee Sanders