Maybe you can help me out with a discussion that’s been going on in a mom’s group I’m in. One mother whose child does not have any allergies asked the best way to handle allergens in public. The group split into two: parents of children with allergies said that no one should have any allergens… Continue reading Handling Food Allergies in Public
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?
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
When someone tries to give me parenting advice…
I feel like my whole life I was taught that it was the gentlemanly thing to do to give up your seat to the young, elderly, and members of the opposite sex. Two of these make sense but I’ve realized that the lumping of women into those categories seems super sexist but the thought still… Continue reading You Aren’t Sure Whether To Offer Your Seat
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?
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’m guessing that by now you’ve heard about the murders of two men in Portland this past week. They — along with another surviving injured man — were stabbed by a white supremacist who was verbally harassing two young Black women, one of whom was wearing clothing that signaled to the terrorist that she was… Continue reading You Witness Harassment
I’m hiring a house cleaner for the first time and I’m a little nervous about it. I’m not used to strangers being in my home or having access to my stuff. I can also be neurotic about how I want things done. I don’t really know how this is supposed to go. Is it rude… Continue reading Hiring Someone To Clean Your Home
How do I not be a jerk when I’m in nature and see someone trying to hand feed human food to a squirrel?