Maybe We Need More Women in Health Insurance?

This willingness to exclude women from talks that intimately affect them (in some ways more than men, given that most men do not have to worry about prenatal care or, usually, birth control) is a serious problem—and one that helps explain why health insurance companies had to be literally forced to cover birth control and prenatal care.

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An Open Letter to Representative Frank LoBiondo, Republican Congressman from New Jersey’s Second District

By contributor Rachel Lazerus. Dear Representative LoBiondo, I was born and raised in the district you’ve represented for the past 22 years. While no one in my family could be described as a straight Republican voter, we always have had a lot of respect for you, specifically for your positions on Israel and for veterans. I’ve met you on multiple occasions, though you likely don’t remember me. [Read more…]

Lesbian Duplex 109: 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.

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Saturday Link Love: An Underground Network, Mass Deportation, and Fear of Muslims

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.

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A Voice in the Wind: Early Christian Fiction

There are other things that are off here, too. In this section, Patronus describes the Christians as cowards. However, when the sect was more widely known, in the second century A.D., the main charge against them was not cowardice, but that they were incestuous cannibals who engaged in orgies.

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Ken Ham Has a Serious Lack of Imagination

The utter lack of imagination here is staggering—and somehow disappointing. What is the point of engaging in a level of biblical literalism that conflicts with all of our modern understandings of the ancient world if you’re not willing to take it all the way? Our pre-flood ancestors were essentially just prot0-Romans? Seriously? Out of all the possibilities?!

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Does Making Maternity Care Optional Put the Consumer in Charge? Some Conservatives Think So.

I remember the first insurance plan I had, after I married. I’m not that old, so this actually wasn’t that long ago. Anyway, the plan’s benefits explanation stated that maternity would only be covered after I had had the insurance for twelve months. If I got pregnant before then, maternity would not be covered.

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University of Chicago Professor Compares Milo Yiannopoulos to Jesus

I’m not surprised that Brown has taken a political position that differs from that of the Left. I am surprised, I suppose, by the way she is doing it. Her decision to use the C-word, her description of Milo as “godlike” and her constant comparison between him and Jesus—it’s strange.

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An Evangelical-TERF Alliance Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

Evangelicals have been decrying the decline of civilization due to “radical feminism” for decades now, but when they do so they are not using the term in the same way it is used in feminist circles. Radical feminists are not extra extreme feminists. In fact, radical feminists tend to agree with evangelicals on a surprising number of things—transgender issues, pornography, and prostitution, for starters.

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The Home School Legal Defense Association’s Strange Legislative Agenda vis a vis Children with Disabilities

HSLDA has time to oppose legislation acknowledging that disabilities can make children more vulnerable to abuse—but they apparently don’t have time to craft push for legislation that might help protect children with disabilities, like those mentioned above, from being horrifically abused under the guise of homeschooling.

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