Making Light: Listening as Mystery Unfolds

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I keep meaning to write something about Anthesteria or Thargelia or something relevant to this time of year, but I’ve been distracted. A few weeks ago, I found out that I’m pregnant and I’ve been occupied with that pretty much exclusively since. The housework is slipping big time, mostly due to the utter exhaustion that [Read More...]

I’m Not A Doctor, But I Play One In The Senate

All across the country right now politicians are legislating health care willy-nilly. From the semi-reasonable to the patently absurd, many of these bills have some seriously twisted and harmful ideas about women’s health. Soraya Chemaly has an excellent post on HuffPo discussing this recent spate of legislation. “Boy, it’s crazy to think we used to [Read More...]

The Contraception Issue Turned Upside-Down Cake

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Hypothetical situation: I work for a Greek polytheist. My boss believes in moderation in all things. My boss refuses to cover any weight-related medical condition through my insurance because they believe it is a result of my immorality. If I was moral according to my boss’ definition, then I would not be overweight. My boss [Read More...]

Framing, Limbaugh, Pagans and Christians

I have been fascinated by the collapse of the right wing attack on women that has been backfiring every since they attacked Planned Parenthood through Komen.  It seems to me it is like a kamikaze charge by the most demented foes of the feminine in all its forms, from Santorum and Romney to the ‘christian’ [Read More...]


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