The Sexual Predators in Evangelicals’ Backyard

There's something we need to talk about. Opposition to trans bathroom access is perhaps most pronounced among evangelical Christians, a group whose inability to deal with sexual abuse in their own communities rivals that of the Catholic church. Evangelicals claim they oppose trans bathroom access because of the threat this access poses to women and children. Why, then, are they so quick to turn a blind eye to the abuse of women and children in their own communities?When 15-year-old Tina An … [Read more...]


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When Hollywood Featured Spankings of Adult Women

Hemant Mehta's recently posted a repulsive video by a Saudi family therapist advising men on how to beat their wives. His article reminded me of piece I came upon last week highlighting the literally dozens of Hollywood films spanning the middle decades of the last century that featured a man, usually a husband or boyfriend, taking a woman over his knee and spanking her. Yes, really.In the 1963 movie Mclintock!, when a young man is upset by the actions of a young woman he barely knows, he gra … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 65: 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: Statutes of Limitations, Autistic Writers, and Using the Bathroom While Trans

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.Inclusion in this list does not imply full agreement.  The Catholic Church is Opposing a Bill That Could Help Sexually Abused Children Get Justice, on Friendly Atheist---"[T]here is a push in Connecticut (and elsewhere) to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sexual abuse … [Read more...]


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The Historical Context of Cruz’s Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill Ad

This week Donald Trump came out against the recent spate of anti-trans bathroom bills. Ted Cruz sensed an opportunity, and ran an incredibly offensive ad repeating the lie that allowing trans women to use the women's bathroom is a threat to women and children. It's interesting to note, though, who the ad is directed toward.https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/723294053056450560Here is the text displayed in the video: Should a grown man pretending to be a woman be allowed to use the … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: The Endless Deposition

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 271-283First, there's one paragraph I forgot to give you last week: Gwen sat silently. She stared into Peter’s eyes. She knew she would love to fall in love with this man. But his indecision hurt her more than anything had in a long time. That came right before Peter said “Gwen, what do you want me to do?” Much has been made in the comments over the fact that Gwen is not yet in love with Peter, but feels she could fall in love with … [Read more...]


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Catholics, Evangelicals, and Sexual “Purity”

Yesterday I posted an email from a reader about a speaker at her Catholic high school. I spent some time dissecting a number of the things this reader reported that the speaker said, and spoke briefly about the differences and similarities in evangelical and Catholic teachings about sex, purity, and marriage. Today I want to get into these differences in a bit more depth and look a bit further at this particular speaker---Jason Evert---and his organization.Jason Evert has an MA in theology … [Read more...]


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