Hi! Married Feminist Mother Here!


Last summer Ladies Against Feminism posted an article titled "Speak for Yourself: Why Single Feminists Should Not Speak for Married Mothers." I've been ruminating over this article ever since and it's still bothering me. For one thing, I'm finding it highly ironic that the author of this piece, Marian Shah, is herself not a mother, while I, the feminist in the room, am a mother. For another thing, the author doesn't seem aware of third wave feminism. And finally, the author's words do not … [Read more...]

10 Revelations in the Lawsuit against Bill Gothard and IBLP


Last week, I published a summary of the allegations included in an ongoing lawsuit against fundamentalist guru Bill Gothard and the Institute for Basic Life Principles, which he founded in the 1980s and spent three decades running. The lawsuit focuses on Bill Gothard and IBLP's negligence in failing to report abuse and failing to train their employees to recognize and report abuse, and at its center are allegations that Bill Gothard spent decades grooming, sexually harassing, and molesting te … [Read more...]

Lesbian Duplex 49: 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...]

Saturday Link Love: Monkeys, Star Wars, and Public School Kids


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. Law and Lawsuits: The Rape Allegations against Bill Clinton, Explained, on Vox Monkey Cannot Own Copyright to Viral Selfie, Says Judge, on HuffPost New charges allege religious leader, who has ties to the Duggars, sexually abused women, in the Washington Post Gender: The Forc … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: The Most Awkward Dinner Ever


A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 185-193It's Saturday, and that means Peter is going to have dinner with Gwen and her parents (plus Casey, of course). First, though, Peter spends the day in the law library writing up his federal civil rights complaint so that he can show it around the table at dinner. After his conversation with Aaron, he realized that when he really focused on his responsibilities as Gwen's lawyer, his mind did not wander as much. Having the … [Read more...]

A Summary of Allegations against Bill Gothard and IBLP


It has been nearly two years since Bill Gothard stepped down from leadership at his ministry, the Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP), amid a growing number of accusations that he sexually harassed and molested girls and young women in his employ. This past October, a group of individuals filed a negligence lawsuit against IBLP. This lawsuit has been amended, and Bill Gothard is now named as well.This week, Homeschoolers Anonymous obtained the text of the lawsuit, which involves … [Read more...]

Norway’s Bodnariu Children Removed Over Child Abuse, Not “Christian Indoctrination”

Last Friday the Christian News Network published an article titled "Norway Officials Place Children Seized from Parents Over "Christian Indoctrination" Up for Adoption." This article is yet one more case where evangelical Christians have shown more concern for maintaining their persecution complex than for the wellbeing of children. Buried in the middle of the article is this note: [The children's uncle] says that Norwegian officials claim that the children told them that they were abused, but t … [Read more...]