4/26/19 - We open our topic suggestion box and talk about women's drinking and sobriety, lifehacks, therapy, and friendship with men. Note: in discussing alcohol and Men™, we mention sexual assault.
Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
Our favorite life hacks right now:
Resources for affordable therapy:
Ask your therapist about sliding scale pricing!
Tips for friendships across differences of race and/or gender:
If you’re a person of color, female, and/or trans, you don’t need to center someone else’s perspective, especially when a topic of discussion may touch on your identity or experiences.
If you’re white, male, and/or cisgender, don’t expect your friend to center or cater to your needs and perspective. Especially when your conversation touches an aspect of your friend’s identity.
The price of intimacy is listening, learning, and opening yourself up to making mistakes and hearing your friend’s perspective. Don’t rant in public, listen.
It’s perfectly okay for you to dislike Men™ and still love individual men.
It’s perfectly okay for you to dislike White People™ and still love individual white people.
It’s perfectly okay for others to dislike Men™ and engage with you, a man. However, no one ones you their attention.
It’s perfectly okay for others to dislike White People™ and engage with you, a white person. However, no one ones you their attention.