Anonymous Tip: Gentle Gwen Confronts Peter

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 264-270The first part of this is beyond boring. Gail Willet, the lawyer defending CPS in this case, meets with Donna Corliss and Rita Coballo, the social workers, and demands to know their involvement in the tampering. They both deny any knowledge of it and blame Blackburn. Gail isn't satisfied, and says that's damned convenient, but ultimately says she "might as well go with it" and that "I think I can make it add up." This seems … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 63: 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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Help a Quiverfull Daughter Win a College Scholarship!

When I first started reading the blogs of others who grew up in quiverfull homeschool homes, Kierstyn King's blog is one of the first I came upon. Through blogging, Kierstyn and I have become good friends over the past several years. Kierstyn has recently begun the journey toward attending college, starting with adult basic education (read their story here!). Now they have their sights set on college-level courses, and have a path to get there---with your help!Vote for Kierstyn to help th … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: The Apocalypse, Donald Trump, and Child Marriage

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.Inclusion on this list does not imply full agreement. Apocalyptic upbringing: how I recovered from my terrifying evangelical childhood---"One stormy night in the summer of 1992, I walked down the basement steps of my parents’ house to await the apocalypse." Don’t Send Your Kids to … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: The Computer Tells All

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 259-264Aaron meets Judge Stokes in his office to go over some ground rules before examining the CPS computer. Judge Stokes tells Aaron he wants to learn as much as possible about Aaron's technology because "I think this may open up a whole new area of legal inquiry." He explains that before computers, ordinary methods could be used to determine whether records had been changed, but that computers threw all that over. Then he tells … [Read more...]


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The Duggars, the Dionnes, and Child Exploitation

Child labor laws frequently come up in discussions of the Duggars. There are laws about how child actors are paid---laws intended to prevent their parents from exploiting them---but these laws do not apply to the children of reality TV shows. As I was thinking about this recently, the Dionne quintuplets came to mind, and I began to find some interesting parallels.The Dionne quintuplets---five identical baby girls---were born in 1934, in Ontario. The Great Depression affected more than just t … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 62: 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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