The Lesbian Duplex 7: An Open Thread

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This space is for conversation between commenters.* 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. And so on. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. For those who are interested, I also try to have regular open posts specifically on children and parenting … [Read more...]

Listen Up, Guys!


I'm tired of hearing guys say they wouldn't mind being catcalled, so what's the big deal? I mean, who doesn't want to be complemented on their looks, right? Who doesn't want to be reminded that they still "have it"? Wrong. Flat out wrong wrong wrong. For one thing, it's not actually about complementing women. It's really not. Last year, I wrote about an incident of street harassment I experienced where the compliments quickly changed to insults when I didn't give the appropriate … [Read more...]

The Hobby Lobby Decision: A Summary & Explanation


A guest post by Carmen, recent graduate of Georgetown Law Originally posted on facebook There is a lot of ruckus about Hobby Lobby today, and I’ve already seen multiple sources providing inaccurate summaries about what happened.  So in an effort to summarize in one place what the decision did and did not do, I decided to do the rare act (for me) of posting a Facebook note.  I’ll try to provide a lot of background info so those who haven’t been following the case are brought up to … [Read more...]

“Everybody Has a Past”


I recently came upon an article by Boz Tchividijian about a church that hired a known sex offender as pastor three years ago. Surprise surprise, the man was just arrested for sexually abusing a fourteen-year-old boy. But as Boz went over the church's defense of their decision to hire the man, I was struck by one bit in particular: “Everybody has a past”: All too often scripture is distorted in order to justify the blind embracing of those who have sexually victimized children. Though the … [Read more...]

So. Hobby Lobby.


The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision was today. I don't have the time to write about it right now, but I thought I'd open a thread for discussion, and also for posting links to helpful blog posts and such on the topic. I may update this post with links at the bottom over time. Here's a link to the decision itself. … [Read more...]

Should Parents Be “Involved” in Their Children’s Love Lives?


Blogger That Mom recently began a series on courtship. I don't know where she will take the subject as she goes on through the series, but I did want to touch on the premise she begins with---that parents need to be involved. The Necessary Parent When we attended Bill Gothard’s IBLP Basic Seminar back in the mid-80s, one of the topics he covered was dating. This was before he had moved into his courtship teachings and even before anyone we knew of had started discussing things like … [Read more...]

Strong-Willed Child: Flushing Kitties down the Toilet

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By Victoria Originally posted on Saving Victoria Strong The Strong-Willed Child, introduction, pp. 7-10 The intro is rather wordy, so I’m not going to reproduce much of it verbatim. He waxes on about how difficult parenting is, but about how it’s insanely rewarding and speaks of his own children and how much he loves them. He does use the phrase “the thrill of procreation” which made me snicker a little. Anyways. Then he describes this so-called “strong-willed child” and … [Read more...]