How bar staff worldwide are being trained to prevent sexual violence

Not so long ago, it would have been unthinkable for a bartender to confiscate a drunk patron’s car keys. Today, drunk driving is a serious societal taboo, not to mention a major liability for bars. So what if bartenders took sexual assault, another very real risk in their midst, as seriously as they take drunk […]

An acquaintance is boasting about being a sex tourist. What should I do?

THE QUESTION My contractor friend sometimes gets his retired and divorced schoolteacher neighbour to help him with small projects. This neighbour just mentioned he’s going to a third world country (Philippines) for two months where he can “get a woman for the whole day for 10 bucks.” I asked if he told the guy how […]

What to do if your child is being bullied at school

Schoolyard bullies don’t pick on just anyone. Like wolves culling caribou, they single out the wounded, the stragglers, the loners who stray from the herd. More often than not, bullies are the popular kids, the ringleaders with a competitive streak, researchers say. In their baboon-like displays of dominance and control, children who bully are simply […]

My coworker yells at me because of his own incompetence. What do I do?

The question I have been working with a colleague for over six months. He is a receptionist, with lots of great experience. He is really good at what he does and everyone at the workplace likes him. Since my workplace is a small operation, he has to do some financial reporting. One of my responsibilities […]

Author Jessica Bennett on her coping-manual-slash-manifesto, Feminist Fight Club

Fight for your right to work Inequality in the workplace may be more subtle than in the Mad Men era, but women say it’s just as pernicious as ever Jessica Bennett is a New York Times journalist and author of Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (For a Sexist Workplace). How often does your […]

Writer Glennon Doyle Melton on her marriage memoir Love Warrior – and her separation

Glennon Doyle Melton is the ultimate confessional writer. She will write what many feel they never can or should say. She writes what she thinks during sex. She writes about female friendships in a way that will surely end some of hers. She writes about her alcoholism in her earlier life; about her bulimia; her […]