American History, the National Anthem, and Isolated Racism

When American history is taught in school, it tends to be segmented and broken up into pieces. Here you have a bit talking about the origins of African slavery and the triangle trade. Then we're off to talk about the Salem Witch Trials, or the First Great Awakening, or the French and Indian War. And then the Revolution and the Constitution and changes in production and family patterns and Native American removals and the War of 1812 and women reformers and then suddenly the textbook remembers … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 83: 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: Dislodged IUDs, Prejudice, and the Golden Compass

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.Note: Inclusion does not imply full agreement. Citing Catholic Rules, Doctor Turns Away Bleeding Woman With Dislodged IUD, on ReWire---"The doctor left Jones to confer with colleagues, before returning to confirm that her “hands [were] tied,” according to two complaints filed by th … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: The Installment You’ve All Been Waiting For

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 357-370So, everyone is in Seattle now, and it's time for the hearing! The trip over had been uneventful, except he [Peter] felt June and Stan asked a stream of questions that seemed more like an interview of a potential son-in-law than questions posted to a lawyer. Is it normal for people to carpool with their lawyers? Google maps is telling me that it's a four-hour drive. Also? Peter really brought this on himself.Anyway, … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 82: 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: Family Detention, Ole Miss, and Poverty

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.Note: Inclusion does not imply full agreement.  Mothers in Family Detention Launch Hunger Strike: ‘We Will Get Out Alive or Dead’, on Rewire---"The women say they've been in detention with their children between 270 and 365 days." The Culture Of The Smug White Liberal, on the Huff … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Late Night Tears

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 351-357So we've just got through Peter's dramatic rescue of Gwen from Gordon. We'll get back to the Gordon situation in a moment, but first we get another moment of Rita and Donna. Rita's pretty excited. She tells Donna that she's found a job in Sacramento, starting in December, and that she "will get a $15,000 a year raise." That sounds excessive even for 2016, and this book was published in 1996. Perhaps the point is that social … [Read more...]


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