“Mom Arrested for (Maybe) Hanging Up on Cop While Her Missing Daughter Plays at Church”: Reason

gives this story a much different headline from many mainstream media outlets. Let's find out why! Here is a story that combines some of our favorite Reason.com topics, including strip clubs, jerk cops, and America's growing willingness to make less-than-perfect parenting a crime. In this case, Florida resident Bobbey Jo Boucher went with her 10-year-old daughter to a neighbor's barbecue and left the girl there when she headed to work, instructing her to go back home when it was over. When the … [Read more...]

Today is the feast of St Mary of Egypt. Have an intense, amazing painting.

via the New Liturgical Movement website. She's invoked for the protection of penitents as well as prostitutes. Here's the Thistle Farms site again btw. … [Read more...]

For those who want to start their Christmas shopping

why not some bath & body stuff from Thistle Farms? Welcome to Magdalene/Thistle Farms. We are glad you've come to visit.Founded in 1997 by Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest on Vanderbilt's campus, Magdalene is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. Thistle Farms is our social enterprise. more (or skip to the shopping!) … [Read more...]

Well I don’t even know her…

Some thoughts about Monster, the based-on-a-true-story in which Charlize Theron plays Aileen Wuornos, the so-called "first American female serial killer." This post is about the movie; everything I know about the real person I learned from Riot Grrrl zines, so this post is not about her.Everyone talks about how Theron gained weight and wore fake teeth for this movie. But what struck me was the way she moved. Her turned-down smile and her itchy, cadging, jockeying movements reminded me so … [Read more...]


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