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 Fiel … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: Aaron Gives Peter a Talking To

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 178-181It's Friday morning and we're at the Red Lion coffee shop with Peter and Aaron. Peter got there early and pulled out his notes to do some work while waiting. When Aaron arrives he assumes Peter is working on a case, but no. "If this is a case, then I have a fool for a client," Peter said.Aaron gave him a puzzled look."You know, the old saying that he who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client.""Oh! I get … [Read more...]

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

We live in a bizarre world, my friends. It's a world where anti-abortion activists use rhetoric that quite clearly should justify violence against abortion clinics and abortion providers, and then, when such violence does occur, these same anti-abortiona activists act confused as to how this could have happened, and irate that anyone would think it has anything to do with them---while repeating the same rhetoric. I'm honestly not sure how it's not crystal clear to them that their rhetoric is c … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I Am No Longer Afraid

By Darcy. Originally posted on Darcy's Heart Stirrings."You're different these days."It was a compliment this time. Though I usually hear it in a chiding tone from someone who thinks it their right to comment with displeasure on my life-journey. But this time, surprisingly, it was in admiration from someone who has known me a long time. It made me smile.I am different these days. I am....happy. Confident. Free. Comfortable with myself and my place in the world.But mostly, I am u … [Read more...]

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

[image eaten by the internet]Image text as follows: "In our church, every family homeschools. If someone came into the church whose children go to or have gone to public schools or church schools, their younger children would never be allowed into the inner social circle with our kids. There would be zero fraternization, even on the church grounds after meetings. We have built community and will not allow it to be corrupted."Michael Pearl "Functioning Community" June 15, 2011 This … [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.The text of this section is as follows: We are the first faces that they see when they land. Probably a lot of them have never even met a Christian. When they land on this beach, we're … [Read more...]

Lesbian Duplex 46: 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...]