Anonymous Tip: Child Abuse Mythology

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 453-456Okay, Supreme Court day! Peter looked at Gwen and said, "You look like a 9-to-nothing ruling in that suit. I'm so glad you're here with me." Do we have to do this? SERIOUSLY.Oh no. Before they start, we get this: A huge statue of John Marshall, in sitting position, loomed in front of them down he marble hallway. The statue depicted him with only a copy of the Constitution and a quill pen in his hands. "That's … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 97: 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: White Nationalism, Sexual Taboos, and Millennials’ Murder Spree

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.Why I Left White Nationalism, by Derek Black---"People have approached me looking for a way to change the minds of Trump voters, but I can’t offer any magic technique."How Marital Fidelity Became America's Last Sexual Taboo, on the Atlantic---"While this same poll showed growi … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: The Conservative Episcopalian

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 439-450We're going to go quickly, and with a lot of summary, because I really don't feel like typing lots of things out today. Here goes!When sleazebag Humphrey found out the case was going to the Supreme Court, he spotted an opportunity to make even more money off of it. He called Peter, who asked for a financial report after getting over his surprise that he was finally talking to Humphrey again---he had rightly deduced that … [Read more...]


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Let’s Talk Gilmore Girls Revival — Spoilers!

It's finally here. The Gilmore Girls team came back to make four more episodes, covering a full year---one for each season. They're set ten years after the show ended.I watched Gilmore Girls while I was in college. I saw a few episodes here and there, and then, one summer, I binge-watched all seven seasons. Gilmore Girls was an important step in my acclimation process---I grew up in a sheltered conservative homeschool community. Once in college, I struggled to understand and identify … [Read more...]


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Healing Art Project for Sexual Assault Survivors

I recently received an email from Sarah Jane, a longtime reader, about an art project she is putting together to encourage people to see sexual assault survivors as individual human beings with full lives. Here is Sarah Jane's email: Hi Libby Anne,I'm a long-time reader of your blog---although I rarely comment, I've been reading faithfully since sometime in 2012. I particularly appreciate your thoughtful critiques of conservative Christianity and purity culture, which did a real number on me … [Read more...]


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Not Your Founding Fathers’ Electoral College

Today, the electoral college has become a subject of much discussion. And it's not surprising---for the first time in history, a presidential candidate has won the popular vote by nearly two million votes and yet lost the electoral college. We've had presidential candidates win the popular vote but lose the electoral college before, but never so dramatically. Conservatives have rushed to defend the electoral college---perhaps not surprising, given that their candidate won. Progressives, for … [Read more...]


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