Anonymous Tip: The (Actual) End

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 468-470 On the fourth night of their Hawaiian honeymoon, the phone rang in the dead of the night startling Peter and Gwen out of their sleep. Peter untangled Gwen where she had been sleeping in his arms and glanced at the clock. It was 4:30 a.m. It's Sally. She says nothing is wrong, but that Professor French tracked her down at home to tell her that the Supreme Court had ruled on their case---but that he wouldn't tell her how it had … [Read more...]


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My Pregnancies Cost Me My Hearing

I recently came upon a fascinating article from Mother Jones: Depending on the study, 50 to 80 percent of women who give birth experience tearing of the pelvic skin and muscles. For more than 1 in 10, the tearing is severe enough to damage the anal sphincter muscle, which often leads to the loss of bowel and bladder control. In a 2015 Canadian study, a whopping half of all new mothers were still reporting urinary incontinence a year after the birth, and more than three-quarters had residual b … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 102: 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: Pink Collar Jobs, Miserable Winters, and Library Books

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 Men Don't Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women, on the New York Times---"Women have always entered male-dominated fields — usually well-paid, professional ones — more than men enter female-dominated ones." An OB/GYN in Alabama treated a miscarriage. She’s getting sued for wrongfu … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: The (Almost) End

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 467-468Cue the wedding, with just over two hundred in attendance. The church is "tastefully graced with green garlands and cream-colored roses." Aaron is Peter's best man, because of course he is. They wear "simple black tuxedos with cream-colored ties and cummerbunds." On the pastor's signal, they take their places up front. "He is sooo handsome," June Mansfield whispered in her daughter Pam's ear. Gwen's sister nodded and … [Read more...]


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I Was Taught That Saint George Fought a Dinosaur

Hemant Mehta of the Friendly Atheist recounts this exchange: Charles Wolford, a reporter for Louisville Magazine, visited Ark Encounter on its opening day this past July, and his article about the experience is now available online. While most of it is about his day at the attraction and some background on Answers in Genesis — not news to anyone who’s been following this site — there’s one conversation Wolford had with AiG’s director of research Andrew Snelling that is just unbelievable, even fo … [Read more...]


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The Revival of Polynesian Oratory and Disney’s Moana

A Guest Post by Chelsea McCrackenAs a Disney heroine, Moana is defined by her confidence. Throughout the film, she repeats almost as a mantra, “I am Moana of Motunui. Aboard my boat I will sail across the sea and restore the heart of Te Fiti.” In the emotional climax of the film, "I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)", Moana draws on her pride in her identity and heritage as inspiration to fulfill her mission. In this recording (audio only), Moana praises her homeland, her ancestors, and her … [Read more...]


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