Not even a year later, that thought has become a reality.Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Dealing with #Me Too as a survivor: I don’t know how to deal with #Me Too as a rape survivor. Social media is a big part of my job, so I can’t just turn it off all day, but I’m not sure what to do.I’m feeling really grossed out by all of the men who seem to have never realized that this was a thing until now.I understand why people would want to post, but it just makes me furious.Although I used to really enjoy this column, I now find myself reading the questions and feeling extremely angry, as I don’t think that the issue of whether or not someone may or may not have said something mean to a co-worker qualifies as a real problem when I personally have no power, have to stand in line for hours to buy food, and had to send our son to my parents’ house so he could attend school.I just want to tell people to get over themselves and be happy and grateful that the only problems they are facing are those.I was sure he felt the […] Read more What is self-esteem?
I get it—it seems like an impossibility that you will meet the right person, someone […] Read more It all started when an eharmony engineer named Greg Petroski thought to himself, wouldn’t it be cool if there was an eharmony skill for Amazon Alexa, where you could check out your matches, listen to messages, and get updated without lifting a finger?I know you can’t turn social media off at work, but I hope you can set times throughout the day where you allow yourself to take a break and either reach out to a friend for support or just take a few minutes to be quiet and not absorb further stories of trauma.It is, I think, a good thing when people are able to speak to their own experiences of assault and rape, but it absolutely Q. : I live in one of the areas of the country that was significantly affected by the natural disasters that hit over the past month or so.I keep finding myself going to the bathroom and sobbing.My boss posted on our Facebook page about how “proud” he was of all the women who’ve been sharing their stories and I almost lost it.