Saturday Link Love: Academia, Drug Users, and Health Insurance

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.Look What They Make You Give, on Vitae---"I asked my husband: 'What other line of work encourages you to train for as much as a decade, and leaves you potentially without an opportunity for local work?'"We Are on the Verge of Darkness, on Foreign Policy---"We forget at our per … [Read more...]


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What Work of Christian Fiction Should I Review Next?

I've finished my review series of Michael Farris' Anonymous Tip. I enjoyed reviewing a work of Christian fiction, though, and I'd like to do it again. With that in mind, I have obtained copies of three works of Christian fiction, and would like your input on choosing which one to review next. Bear in mind that I began reviewing Michael Farris' Anonymous Tip in December 2014; it took us over two years to wade through the entire book, cover to cover. Whatever we choose, it'll be around for a w … [Read more...]


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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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