Lesbian Duplex 113: 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: Customs Janitor, White Teachers, and Murder or Self-Defense

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.I only have three to share this week, but they're all three extra through provoking!A Janitor Preserves Seized Belongings of Immigrants, on The New Yorker---"Tom Kiefer was a Customs and Border Protection janitor for almost four years before he took a good look inside the tras … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: Slave Auction

A Voice in the Wind, Pp. 75-80The ship Hadassah is being transported on arrives in Ephesus and she and the other women disembark in the midst of a busy waterside scene. Some of those at the docks and on the street yelled insults as Hadassah and the others passed them. Hadassah burned with shame. Her hair was crawling with lice, her tunic stinking and stained with human excrement. They're taken straight to the baths. I'm curious---was this typical, for slaves to be cleaned up and made pre … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 112: 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: iPhones, Virtue, Monsters, and Dictator Chic

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.Vera Haynes Illustrates How Many iPhones You'd Need to Pay to Treat 10 Different Conditions, on The Mighty---"Haynes, a librarian in Hays, Kansas, decided she would help educate Chaffetz and the general public about the true costs of treating a chronic illness with an infogra … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: Yes I’ll Call It Anti-Semitic

A Voice in the Wind, pp. 67-75Hey all! We're back to Hadassah today, but first I wanted to make a quick note about the last passage. There was nothing said about Arria evading a chaperone. The passage read as though Arria had simply come to Antigonus' house to party, perhaps with some girlfriends but not with a chaperone. The passage also indicated not only that Arria had multiple former lovers, but also that this was well known to all---in fact, in one case the men in Marcus' circle had … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 111: 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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