By now, we have all heard of the Santa Fe shootings, and while many common sense writers have used the opportunity to once again point out that perhaps it's time Americans stop prioritising gun ownership over the lives of their own children, there's another aspect to this domestic terrorism (not tragedy, not mental health crisis,… Continue reading What’s What with Spock: Men Need to Stop Killing Women (This Should Not Be a Radical Statement)
Hallo! Today I have a very special treat for you all: a guest column written by Katja B. on the theme of asexuality! This column is taking place of our regular Throwback Thursday column, as it's a pretty similar concept. While the original letter isn't an advice column, it still begs to be reviewed and… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Guest Column! Katja B.
Hallo and welcome to What's What with Spock, the weekly column where we chat about interesting things going on in the world! Firstly, I must apologise for my hiatus! My mama had some important work and deadlines to finish these past two weeks, so I had to help her with those. I'm an in-demand kind… Continue reading What’s What with Spock: Orcas Spotted in the River!
Hallo and welcome to What's What with Spock, the weekly column where we discuss what's going on in the world. Today's topic is one I stumbled across just now by accident, and it's so deliciously absurd and so fitting that I just had to share it with you. Apparently, a bunch of conservative college students,… Continue reading What’s What with Spock: The Hilarious Safe Space Protest
Hallo and welcome to Throwback Thursday! (one day late), where we take a look at some old columns from our favourites around the internet! This week, I'm talking about a column that particularly tickles my tail--not because it's funny, but because the LW is so enormously clueless that I wonder how he manages to navigate… Continue reading Throwback Thursday!: Carolyn Hax’s “A Poisoned Relationship”
Hallo and welcome to What's What with Spock, the weekly column where we talk about what's going on in the world. This week, I thought we might focus on something positive, since the world has been so full of exasperating, rage-inducing news and opinions lately. So, let's talk the Lady Pod Squad! I actually just… Continue reading What’s What with Spock: Let’s Talk Lady Pod Squad!
Dear Spock, I think this might be a uniquely human problem, so your perspective will be very much appreciated. How would you go about interacting with people online, if you are a critic-turned-writer? Some background - a few years ago, while I was still learning, I wrote some critiques of then-popular pieces of fiction on… Continue reading Dear Spock: Am I confident enough to be a writer?
Hallo and welcome to Throwback Thursday!, the weekly column where we look at some old columns from our favourite advice givers. This week we will be taking a peek at Captain Awkward's "My friend won't stop giving me unsolicited advice" from last November! The long and the short of it: The LW bought a new… Continue reading Throwback Thursday!: Captain Awkward’s “My Friend Won’t Stop Giving Me Unsolicited Advice”
Hallo and welcome to What's What with Spock, the weekly column where I share my opinion on a current topic. Today's piece will be short and sweet: Stop calling the investigations against corrupt, wealthy, and powerful white men "witch hunts". Truly and really, my friends. This needs to end. Now, this is an issue that is… Continue reading What’s What with Spock: Right-Wing Americans (including 45) Need to Stop Using the Term “Witch Hunt”
Hallo and welcome to Throwback Thursday!, where we revisit an old advice column from some of our favourite advice givers and rehash the details. This week, we take a look at Ask A Manager's 2014 column "I pulled a prank on a coworker and it ended badly". To recap, the LW locked a coworker on… Continue reading Throwback Thursday! This week: Ask A Manager’s “I pulled a prank on a coworker and it ended badly.”