Pepper Potts in an Iron Man Suit

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By Kiery KingOriginally posted on Bridging the Gap Pepper Potts was in an Iron Man suit. The suit was keeping her alive. She couldn’t just take it off whenever she wanted to, because to do so before she was in a place to receive proper and necessary medical care would be her death. As it was, the condition that lead her to live in an Iron Man suit was complicated and treatment wasn’t easy, not even for someone close to Mr. Stark. So Pepper Potts wore an Iron Man suit. She wore it every day a … [Read more...]

Pope Tries to Have It Both Ways on Family Size


In a recent statement, Pope Francis took on couples who choose not to have children: Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children, saying the decision is a “selfish” act. The statement, made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades.“A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worriso … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: Donna Makes Her Case


Anonymous Tip: A Review SeriesGail tells Donna to talk to her as though she were the judge, and to make the case, and so Donna does. Remember that this is the case Donna is presenting in order to have Casey removed, and it is intentionally false on several points. So when Donna claims to be concerned about Casey's wellbeing, we have to doubt that. Donna was not pleased to learn that Gwen spanks Casey, but spanking is legal, and spanking is not the reason Donna is trying to take Casey away. S … [Read more...]

The Lesbian Duplex 11: 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...]

Anonymous Tip: Doctoring the Timeline


Anonymous Tip: A Review SeriesFarris tells us that Donna the social worker went to see Gail the prosecutor on Wednesday. This means that after speaking with her supervisor, Blackburn, on Thursday, Donna waited six days before filing her report and speaking with the prosecutor. This was of course the plan, to ensure that when she falsely reported having seen fading bruises, there would be no way to verify if there had actually been such bruises, because by then they would have faded away rega … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: Meet the Prosecutor


Anonymous Tip: A Review SeriesLast week we began chapter 2 of Michael Farris's novel, Anonymous Tip. In the opening pages of the chapter, Donna, the social worker, hatched a plan with her supervisor, Blackburn, to frame Gwen Landis for abuse in order to remove her daughter Casey from her home. Remember that Donna forced her way into Gwen's home on the basis of an anonymous tip, and there found no evidence for abuse. In spite of this, Donna wants to take Gwen's daughter Casey from her. Why, … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: Donna Hatches a Plan


Anonymous Tip: A Review SeriesWhen we finished chapter one last week, it would seem that social worker Donna Corliss's investigation of an anonymous child abuse tip made against Gwen Landis had finally come to its conclusion. Donna used fraudulent means to get into Gwen's house (which included lying to both the police and to Gwen), and then forcibly strip-searched young Casey as she screamed. But they found no bruises, and while Gwen admitted that she sometimes spanked Casey with a wooden … [Read more...]