Worthwhile Reads: Feminism, “Love,” and Kidnapping

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It Really Wasn't That Long Ago, on Permission to Live: I’ve heard from conservatives that feminism is a silly endeavour today, women have all the rights they could ever want today, that all this anti-women stuff was a long long time ago. (But was it really? Go ask your grandmother!) The thing is, I grew up believing the same stuff. That women had to please men, that athletics would risk a woman’s reproductive health which was pretty much the most important thing about her. In other parts of the … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: The Struggling in America Series

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Joe of Incongruous Circumspection is starting a series called Struggling in America: "I want your story.  I want it raw.  I want to hear from real Americans.I grew up Republican.  My family believed that everyone had a fair and equal chance of being successful.  If you were poor, it was simply because you didn't work hard enough.  If you lived paycheck to paycheck, it was because you were bad at handling money.  Even though my mother used the welfare system, we did so in secret and looked do … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Doug Wilson’s Rants

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Hey guess what? Sierra has a sprained wrist but it seems I somehow still managed to get her to write a post in spite of that!Doug Wilson Continues Attention-Seeking Rants Against Rachel Held Evans, Feminists Seriously, what would this guy do for a living without the feminist movement? He should be paying us all royalties for the privilege of making a living setting up and burning down straw feminists. Also, I never thought I'd see Sauron discussed in the same post as Doug Wilson...but for … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Some Eyebrow Raisers

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Marissa Mayer [new CEO of Yahoo] doesn’t particularly care for feminism, on Feministing And Marissa, it is too bad that feminism has become a negative word. You know what’s also too bad? Your failure to acknowledge that without feminism, you could never have become the CEO of Yahoo. KANSAS FETUS MEMORIAL TO BE CLASSY, JEW-Y, on Wonkette Probably all humans should be offended by the “International Pro-Life Memorial and National Life Center” being planned in Wichita, because it ismonstrously tac … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: A random assortment

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I love hearing Lisa's excitement as she sets about fulfilling her dreams in Germany after growing up in a particularly oppressive (American) Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull home.  A few days ago Daniel’s Mom invited us over for afternoon coffee and cake in her garden. It’s actually a very common thing to go for coffee and cake at 4 PM. Many do it every day. Mrs Daniel’s neighbor was working in her garden and came over for a quick chat. Daniel’s Mom introduced me and the neighbor asked me what I … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: An answer for everything

Blogger Sober Second Look has another piece you should read: The conservative brands of Islam that I came to know intimately all had one thing in common: they gave you knowledge of everything. Everything in this world that mattered, anyway, as well as a glimpse of the next.Whatever question you might have, there was a plausible-sounding, coherent answer for. Often, a fairly straightforward answer. All you had to do was to ask an imam, a shaykh, or a person known for their Islamic … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: The Leavers

These are a bit old, but I just came upon them and wanted to share.First, this from Christianity Today:The Leavers: Young Doubters Exit the ChurchThen a response on Camels with Hammers:Sex And Apostasy … [Read more...]