Lesbian Duplex 153: 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. Click through to read more! Read more

Saturday Link Love: Saying Sorry, Dating Advice, and Killing Coyotes

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. Click through to read more! Read more

Voice in the Wind: Calabah Hatches a Plan

Calabah is a straw feminist. The thing is, an actual feminist would respond to situations like Julia’s far differently. The issue isn’t who is in control. The issue is that Atretes is abusive. In contrast to the words Rivers puts in Calabah’s mouth, the problem is not that Atretes is in charge or even that he controls the relationship. The problem is that he’s controlling, manipulative, and violent. Click through to read more! Read more

Persecuted as Jesus Was Persecuted

Evangelicals need to have a very serious conversation about what it means to be “persecuted as Jesus was persecuted”—and about the very nature of what it means to be persecuted. Until and unless they do, we’re stuck in a world where pastors and congregations alike use the concept to defend predators and child molesters—comparing them to Jesus in the process. Let that one sink in for a moment. Click through to read more! Read more

Christianity Today Editor Upsets the Virgin Birth

Evangelicals have an odd relationship with science. For example, they insist that the world was created 6000 years ago and then destroyed by a global flood regardless of what scientists say, because the Bible says so and the Bible is infallible. At the same time, however, they insist that science in fact proves that the world was created 6000 years ago and then destroyed by a global flood. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen this theoretical love affair with science result in such odd theology as I did last month. Click through to read more! Read more

Children Are Not Wish Fulfillment Devices

Make no mistake—parenting in this minefield is hard. When I had my children, I purposed to not tie my value and sense of meaning to my children. I have a career. I have hobbies. I read, and have interests outside of my children. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. I still have to purpose not to over-invest in specific attributes or outcomes—to let my children be children, and to make sure they know that my sense of value does not stem from them conforming to some specific pre-set expectation. Click through to read more! Read more

Top Posts of 2017 (and a few others)

It’s that time of year again! On January 1st each year, I like to post a list of my top viewed posts of the previous year. The first list includes only posts published during 2017. Additional lists include the top viewed past post for each year, and my top five posts of all time. Click through to read more! Read more

Lesbian Duplex 152: 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. Click through to read more! Read more

Saturday Link Love: Private Schools, Live Aid, and Sexual Harassment While Waiting Tables

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. Click through to read more! Read more

Voice in the Wind: Meet Abuser #3

You know what? I’d be more concerned about Julia’s imperfections if she hadn’t been dealt such a shit hand. If Rivers would stop torturing her for once, I might agree that yes, Julia is selfish, and yes, Julia is vain, and whatever else Rivers wants us to think. But instead, I can’t get past the shit Rivers has put through to get to a point where I can even be critical. Click through to read more! Read more

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