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Asking for a Friend
July 13, 2017
I Tried to Use My Privilege to Defend a Stranger From Racism—and I Might Have Made the Situation Worse
And a reader with radical dreams is trapped in a lame nonprofit job.
June 16, 2017
Asking for a Friend: How Can a Working-Class Person Like Me Change the Democrats?
And another reader is struggling with Trump-induced anxiety.
May 5, 2017
Asking for a Friend: I Have a Fancy Law Degree, but No One Will Hire Me to Do Good!
And another reader loves a prickly communist.
April 7, 2017
Asking for a Friend: This Divorce Reeks of Class Privilege
And another reader’s friend is trapped with a bad boss, a bad gig, and no union.
March 3, 2017
Asking for a Friend: Can I Explain Feminism to My Girlfriend Without Mansplaining?
Another reader tries to stop her friend’s relentless name dropping.
The Nation is reader supported.
January 31, 2017
Asking for a Friend: Can a Non-Muslim Woman Wear a Hijab for Fashion?
Plus: Dealing with allies that are bullies.
January 6, 2017
Asking for a Friend: How Can I Embrace Kinky Sex in a ‘Pussy-Grabbing’ Era?
Another reader wants to know: Should I dispute my distant relatives’ awful opinions?
November 4, 2016
Asking for a Friend: My Young Daughter Is Trans—How Do I Get Her on the Right Soccer Team Without Forcing Her to Come Out?
Another reader is worried that his artisanal carpentry limits him to crafting for the 1 percent.
October 7, 2016
Asking for a Friend: I’m an American NGO Worker in Rural West Africa—How Do I Date Here?
And another reader asks what to do with a wannabe socialist.
September 9, 2016
Asking for a Friend: A Charismatic Dude Is Claiming Credit for Everything My Organization Does—Can I Make Him Stop?
And another reader wonders how to stay true to her radical politics and still get laid.