Voice in the Wind: Julia, Hadassah, and the Emotionally Abusive Men

Voice in the Wind, pp. 160-179This week Marcus visits Julia in Capua. Rivers descries the journey there---it takes him two days on horseback---and everything Marcus thinks about during that time. His business is going well, he is royally bored with Arria but she won't leave him alone, and his father is complaining about Rome and considering a move back to Ephesus. In other words, same old, same old.When Marcus arrives, Julia is delighted to see him. She had grown up some in the months … [Read more...]


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Protest Peacefully—But Not Like That!

Frankling Graham is angry that some Notre Dame graduates walked out of their commencement speech, delivered by Vice President Mike Pence. In fact, he thinks they should lose their diplomas.Text: Just rip them up! Maybe that’s what the president of University of Notre Dame should have done to the diplomas of the students who so rudely got up and walked out of commencement as the Vice President was speaking this weekend. These young people must not have been taught the meaning of respect. T … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 121: 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: Anne and Trauma, Death in Childbirth, and the Radium Girls

Saturday Link Love is a 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.Time's Up for 'Timeout', on The Atlantic---"While not developed as a counterpoint to time-outs—timeouts ideally foster reflectiveness—the term time-in aims for more consistent and ongoing engagement with emotions, communication, and relationships."What Anne Shirley Means to Me, and … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: A Tale of Two Rapes

A Voice in the Wind, p. 148-159Trigger warning: While there is no graphic detail, this section discusses situations where women who are unable to give meaningful consent are raped. Today we're back with Atretes. As you may remember, Atretes was a young Germanic chieftain when he was captured by the Roman army and sent back to Italy, where he was sold to a gladiator training school in Capua. Suffice it to say, Atretes is not happy to be there. He only agreed to stop resisting and start tr … [Read more...]


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Rich School, Poor School, Black School, White School

Chicago Public Schools is working out a plan to merge two of the city's neighborhood elementary schools. Ogden International Elementary School serves the posh Gold Coast and its surroundings while Jenner Academy of the Arts serves the poorer Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Those in favor of the merger note that Ogden is overcrowded while Jenner is underutilized, and argue that combining the schools (with some grades on one campus and some on the other) simply makes good sense. But there is so much mo … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 120: 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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