Anonymous Tip: Peter Breaks the Rules

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 456-459We're still at the Supreme Court. Peter goes on, this time talking about the tampering allegations. At the end of his time he almost forgets the standard final words and starts to walk back to his seat, but remembers just in time. There was a brief titter among the lawyers section for his rookie error at the very end. But every knowledgeable person in the courtroom was deeply impressed with all other aspects of the maiden … [Read more...]


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“What Would Jesus Say if He Saw You Fighting Like That?”

When I was a child growing up in an evangelical household, my mother would frequently admonish my siblings and I when we were fighting by telling us to imagine that Jesus was standing right there with us. Would we fight in front of Jesus? What would Jesus think of our squabbles, and of how we were treating each other? We would look at each other guiltily and stop fighting---at least until later, when mom was out of the room. Today, for the first time, I found myself tempted to ask the same thing … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 98: 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: Antebellum Slavery, Women’s Bodies, and Child Labor

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.Shackles and Dollars, on The Chronicle of Higher Education---"Over the past several years, a series of books has reshaped how historians view the connection between slavery and capitalism."Women, Feminism, and Their Bodies, on Sarah the Adventurer---"For most of my high school y … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Child Abuse Mythology

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 453-456Okay, Supreme Court day! Peter looked at Gwen and said, "You look like a 9-to-nothing ruling in that suit. I'm so glad you're here with me." Do we have to do this? SERIOUSLY.Oh no. Before they start, we get this: A huge statue of John Marshall, in sitting position, loomed in front of them down he marble hallway. The statue depicted him with only a copy of the Constitution and a quill pen in his hands. "That's … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 97: 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: White Nationalism, Sexual Taboos, and Millennials’ Murder Spree

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 I Left White Nationalism, by Derek Black---"People have approached me looking for a way to change the minds of Trump voters, but I can’t offer any magic technique."How Marital Fidelity Became America's Last Sexual Taboo, on the Atlantic---"While this same poll showed growi … [Read more...]


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