Dimarco’s argument is built on an assumption that sexual harassment only happens to women who are dressed in sexy, revealing clothing—clothing that she terms an advertisement screaming “sex” and “use me.” But that is not the case. Does Dimarco honestly think women don’t get catcalled on the street in the winter, when they’re wearing heavy coats? Because they do. In fact, the last time I got hit on by a random guy, I was wearing a bulky coat and a scarf and showing literally no skin. Click here to read more! Read more

This is about every conservative who talks about shooting anyone who so much as messes with his daughter, and then turns around and knee-jerk defends Moore—or Trump—against allegations of sexual abuse. It’s about every conservative who claims to want to castrate child sex offenders, and the next day defends someone in their church against allegations of child sexual abuse, because that child was always lying to get attention, and saying sexually inappropriate things. Click through to read more! Read more

Growing up, I heard a lot about the “freedom” we have in Christianity—that Christ sets us free from sin, that Christ is the great liberator. To the extent that those who ascribe to Christianity turn a blind eye to victims and de facto side with those accused of rape or of preying on young girls, however, this was false advertising. Click through to read more! Read more

I can’t believe I’m sitting here explaining why child marriage is a bad thing. This is surreal. Republicans criticize Islam because of child marriage all the time. But when it’s one of their own, suddenly they’re all about how child marriage actually makes sense, because grown men are financially able to support a family and young teenage girls are capable of bearing children. What. Click through to read more! Read more

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. Click through to read more! Read more

Saturday Link Love is a 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. Click through to read more! Read more

There are lots of trashy romance novels out there. LOTS. The problem is that, as with Martha Findley’s Elsie Dinsmore series, these books are meant to be prescriptive. Hadassah is intended to serve as a role model. Julia is intended to serve as a model of all the bad things that happen to young women who are worldly and materialistic and not Christian. We are meant to put ourselves in Hadassah’s shoes, and to learn from her example. And what, exactly, were we learning? Click through to read more! Read more

With the coming of the Protestant Reformation, religious vocations that had offered women the opportunity to study, contemplate, and write disappeared, replaced by the expectation that all women marry and spend their time in childbearing. The Protestant Reformation circumscribed women’s options, leaving them with just one—submission to an individual man who would be their lord and master. Click through to read more! Read more

Answers in Genesis claims that Neanderthals and all other early hominids were descended from Noah and his family, and that the differences between the groups can be explained by a few hundred years of evolution after the dispersal at the Tower of Babel. This is a terrific amount of evolution to squeeze into a few hundred years. Click through to read more! Read more

GRACE was invited to conduct this investigation by Bob Jones University (BJU), in order to help the school move past allegations that it had mishandled sexual abuse disclosers and engaged in other troubling practices. And yet, BJU’s upcoming conference on biblical counseling keynotes several individuals the GRACE report soundly condemned. Click through to read more! Read more

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