Lesbian Duplex 30: 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...]

Anonymous Tip: Gwen and the Giggling Casey


A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 109-110, 111-114It's Friday morning, and that means it's time for Gwen and Casey to go see Dr. Schram, the psychologist Peter lined up to examine them. Let's go along, shall we? If you remember, Gwen was to meet Peter at his office, and then they would drive to get Casey together, and drive from there to Dr. Schram's. Peter is along as an escort, to make sure Gwen doesn't take Casey and run, but I'm still not sure why Gwen is taking … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar Blames Porn and Satan in Public Statement


Josh Duggar has now released a public statement. Statement from Josh Duggar: I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those … [Read more...]

What My Cisgender Children Have Taught Me About Gender Identity


As a parent, I am very passionate about breaking down the gendered rules society expects my children to play by. I decided early on that I would not push my children into gendered play, and indeed, that I would try not to gender play to begin with. In fact, I push the boundaries even in areas like clothing. When my son Bobby was born, I put his older sister's perfectly good outgrown pink baby clothes on him (I would have bought gender neutral baby clothes to start with, but we were given a … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar Spent Nearly $1000 to Cheat on His Wife

Ashley Madison

Several months ago, Josh Duggar found himself at the center of a media firestorm when it came out that he had sexually molested five young girls, of whom four were his younger sisters, when he was a teenager. At the time, Josh posted an apology in which he was open about what he did, about the (inadequate) steps taken to address his crime, and about his repentance. "In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption," he wrote at the end of his statement.At the ti … [Read more...]

The Battle for the Target Toy Aisle


Yesterday I found myself in Target in search of a tablet charger. On the way to the electronics section I walked by the toy aisles. And then I stopped and stared. I knew that Target had decided to remove the gendered labeling from its toy aisles, but there's a difference between hearing the announcement and seeing the result. It was beautiful. Don't get me wrong, the toys themselves are as gendered as ever, but with the plain wood backing the division was less obvious.Some might think this a … [Read more...]

Infertile Couple to Planned Parenthood: You’re Aborting Our Children

Newborn Baby Feet In Parents Hands. Love Simbol As Heart Sign

Via a link at Ladies Against Feminism, I came upon an article titled An Infertile Couple Experiences the Planned Parenthood Videos. Curious, I clicked through and read. The article by was a woman named Katie.My husband [Michael] and I just celebrated our thirteenth wedding anniversary. We are happy in our marriage—he’s a patient pastor, and I’m a restless writer—but I would be lying if I said that our life together weren’t punctuated with a persistent, quiet kind of grief. You see, we have … [Read more...]