About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.

For Women’s Health and Innocent Lives: Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Response to Whole Women’s Health v. Texas

Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down H.B. 2, a Texas law that restricted abortion access by requiring abortion facilities to adhere to unreasonable rules and regulations---rules and regulations that would have forced most abortion facilities in the state to close their doors. This is all matter that has been discussed before---abortions are incredibly safe procedures, safer than colonoscopies for instance, and there's no need for them to be performed only in ambulatory surgical … [Read more...]


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Game of Thrones Open Thread, Finale Edition

The Game of Thrones Season 6 finale was yesterday. I thought it was probably the best finale of any season yet. I am also amazed, now that the season is over, at how dramatically its treatment of women changed as compared to the last season. I would love to know what conversations took place in the writers' room! Now that the season is over, what did you guys think? … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 74: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Bill Gothard, Jesus’ Wife, and Racist Algorithms

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.Note: Inclusion does not imply full agreement. Jerry Falwell Jr. Defends ‘Christian’ Trump, Criticizes ‘Hypocrites’ Concerned About Playboy Cover, on Christian News---"Jerry Falwell, Jr., . . . is now calling those who have expressed concern over his pose with the candidate [Trump] … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Here Come the Cavalry

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 319-323In the 1970s, something changed in evangelicals' approach to politics. There are a variety of explanations for this. Some historians argue that Republican leaders under Nixon and others intentionally set out to make evangelicals, who before the 1970s frequently hadn't voted (given that God's kingdom is of this world), into their fold and convince them to vote and campaign. Others have argued that this moment was the product of … [Read more...]


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Orange Is the New Black Open Thread

Hey guys! Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black came out last Friday! This open thread is for all things related to season 4, as well as any previous season. You do not have to have finished the season to join in the discussion, but be aware that the discussion may include spoilers---that's the nature of the game when Netflix drops full seasons at once like this. Not that I'm complaining, mind you!There are a lot of really interesting themes this season, including continued processing of … [Read more...]


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Game of Thrones Open Thread

After this past Sunday's episode, I feel like we need another thread for discussing this season of Game of Thrones! I have started to feel like this season surely cannot be written by the same people as last season---it almost feels like an entirely different show. The treatment of women this season has been amazing. When I watched the meeting between Danaerys and Yara, I felt I must surely be watching someone's carefully drawn up feminist fan fiction, and not the actual show.And let me … [Read more...]


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