“Gender Creative” Kids and Their Parents: A Lament

One afternoon in Ithaca, N.Y., my kids were playing on the swing sets in the park when a little tike wearing a football jersey ran into my daughter’s path. I lunged for the swing — I jerked the chain so abruptly that I feared whiplash — and shared a “wow, that was close” exchange with the kid’s mom.

“How old is he?” I asked. The lady looked at me as she placed her kid on the swing and said with no trace of irony, “His name is Jill, and she’s three.”  [Read more...]

Dear Office Depot, Is Lady Gaga “Inclusive?”

 

Dear Office Depot,

Your newest Back-to-School partnership with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Foundation” pretends to promote “bravery,” “accepting oneself” and “tolerance.”  [Read more...]

The Top Five Worst Moments of “Overnight Dates” on The Bachelor/ette

On every season of The Bachelor/ette, the producers give the main contestant an opportunity to spend the night with three of the remaining options, in what is euphemistically called “The Overnight Date,” but what would be more appropriately called the “Put Out or Get Out Date.”  There are many terrible moments in the “Overnight Date” episodes, but here are the top five absolute worst: [Read more...]

The Bachelorette’s Overnight Dates: How Did Southern Bachelorette Emily Handle Them?

On every season of The Bachelor/ette, the producers give the main contestant an opportunity to spend the night with three of the remaining options, in what is euphemistically called “The Overnight Date,” but what would be more appropriately called the “Put Out or Get Out Date.”  The creator of The Bachelor, Mike Fleiss, was very candid about these dates when he was interviewed on the 20/20 special Inside the Bachelor: Stories Behind the Rose.  He said: [Read more...]

Club Unicorn: Gay, Mormon, Married?

Since my husband and I co-founded Evangelicals for Mitt (EFM) with some friends back in 2006, we’ve been plunged into the center of the world of Mormonism.  As a southern evangelical, I had little exposure to Mormonism prior to launching the website, so it was a very eye-opening experience. [Read more...]


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