Saturday Link Love: Breakfast Club, Consent, and Child Marriage

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. Kids These Days When Empathy Doesn’t “Work”, by Aha Parenting The Breakfast Club, Updated, by Almost Diamonds Feminism & Gender Crafting Gender, by School of Doubt Is Barbie a Feminist Now? by Sociological Images Consent Isn’t Enough, by Samantha Field Reproductive Justice What’s… Read more

Anonymous Tip: Aaron Gives Peter a Talking To

Now, don’t think I haven’t seen you all in the comments making bets on what happens to Gwen’s husband Gordon! Where do you place the odds now? Does (a) Gordon die in a tragic accident; (b) Peter change his mind about divorced women; or (c) Farris keep the two unmarried at the end of the book. And if you’ve read it, no spoilers! Read more

The Anti-Abortion Movement’s Continued Complicity in the Planned Parenthood Shootings

At the very least, we can refuse to let individuals like Daubenmire and Sorbo off the hook when they repeat the same rhetoric that led to the Planned Parenthood shootings, and we can hold them and other anti-abortion activists accountable for condemning anti-abortion violence without caveats. Condemning the shootings in one sentence while arguing that Robert Dear’s crime is nothing compared to the grisly murder that takes place inside Planned Parenthood clinics every day simply doesn’t cut it. It’s time to hold their feet to the fire. Read more

Guest Post: I Am No Longer Afraid

I am no longer afraid of so many things, fears that have been a part of my life for as far back as I have memories. And that changes a person. It takes a huge weight off their shoulders that makes every aspect of their life lighter. So, yes, I am different these days. I am whole. I am unashamedly, gloriously me. And I am not afraid any more. Read more

Michael Pearl: Don’t Let Your Kids Play with Public School Kids

And that, perhaps, is why I am so puzzled when I see Michael praised for opposing the cultish family structures that often occur in cases of extreme homeschool isolation, as though what Michael describes is not also very cultish indeed. Michael advises parents to cut their children off from contact with any children who are not being homeschooled and raised with the same standards and expectations, to ensure that their children will not be “corrupted.” The fact that he sees children outside of his circles as such a threat alone should be a blaring warning sign. Read more

Evangelical Christianity and Syrian Refugees

Several months ago, while reading articles about the refugee crisis, I came upon a video from Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid organization working in Greece to help Syrian refugees off of their rafts as they land. I was especially struck by some lines near the end of the video. Start at the 5:10 marker. Read more

Lesbian Duplex 47: An Open Thread

It’s time for another chatter thread! Read more

Saturday Link Love: Female Genital Cutting, Same-Sex Adoption, and Self-Induced Abortions

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. Child Advocacy The Trouble with American Views of Female Genital Cutting, by Sociological Images Statement Regarding Adrian Jones, by the Coalition for Responsible Home Education Jonathan and Alison Schumm Abuse Case Raises Questions, by Homeschoolers Anonymous Politics & Activism There Is Space… Read more

Anonymous Tip: To Appeal or Not To Appeal

Today we return to Donna, who is (not surprisingly) summoned to her boss’s office. Because we initially only knew Gerald Blackburn as Blackburn—because Farris wanted to hide his first name for us so that he could use it during his covert meeting with Dr. McGuire without us knowing who he was talking about initially—we’re going to keep calling him that. Read more

Did You Know Hospitals “Sell” Body Parts?

The next time someone tells you that Planned Parenthood sells baby parts, shrug and tell them that hospitals sell body parts too. I’d love to hear the reaction you get! Read more

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