Lesbian Duplex 47: 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: Female Genital Cutting, Same-Sex Adoption, and Self-Induced Abortions

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.Child Advocacy The Trouble with American Views of Female Genital Cutting, by Sociological Images Statement Regarding Adrian Jones, by the Coalition for Responsible Home Education Jonathan and Alison Schumm Abuse Case Raises Questions, by Homeschoolers Anonymous Politics & Ac … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: To Appeal or Not To Appeal

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 174-178Today we return to Donna, who is (not surprisingly) summoned to her boss's office. Because we initially only knew Gerald Blackburn as Blackburn---because Farris wanted to hide his first name for us so that he could use it during his covert meeting with Dr. McGuire without us knowing who he was talking about initially---we're going to keep calling him that. Corliss knocked on his door."Come in, Corliss," a stiff voice … [Read more...]


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TTUAC: Pacifiers Make Children Fat

To Train Up A Child, chapter 15, part 1 Chapter 15 of Michael Pearl’s child rearing manual, To Train Up A Child, is titled "Training in Self-Indulgence." Let's have a look, shall we?HIS WIFE, SHE ATE NO LEAN Early habits are lifelong habits. Why is it that some fat people find themselves compelled to eat when they become emotionally disturbed? They get angry or depressed and then go to the refrigerator as a way of coping. I have been told by grotesquely obese women that they wouldn't be f … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 46: 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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Anonymous Tip: In Which Peter Has Second Thoughts

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 171-174Last week, Gwen won her hearing. This week, she gets Casey back. Gwen and her parents drove the few miles north to pick up Casey. A few tears were shed but there was mostly laughter and hugging and kissing all around. Gwen expressed sincere appreciation to Brenda MacArthur. Casey seemed to be as happy as was possible under the circumstances. And that's it. That's really and truly it. We don't get any dialogue, and certainly … [Read more...]


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The National Review’s Somali-Syrian Refugee Comparison Is Extremely Disingenuous

First, some history. The United States been a destination for refugees since the Puritans fled England for Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1600s. As Irish fled the Irish Potato Famine and Jews fled the Russian pograms, we became a nation of refugees. But not everyone was happy with this. Xenophobia took center stage and the Immigration Act of 1924 severely restricted immigration for decades. We turned away Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, sending them to their deaths.Then came the Cold W … [Read more...]


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