I mean for goodness sake, what is this whole “I’ll set you free” bit? They’re not together. Or are they? Are they sorta kinda together? Is Peter aware how unethical this is, as her lawyer? Apparently the only matters Peter’s willing to think deeply about are spiritual matters, and they don’t include rules about things like, oh, sexually harassing your client, who by the way doesn’t have the money to get another lawyer. Read more

What does this mean for our society? Whether or not we have always been this isolated from drastically opposing views, there is no denying that politics today is more polarized than it has been at many times in the past, and that polarization does seem to extend into society in general. Where do we go from here? Are we headed toward a world so divided in beliefs and policies that our own neighbors will become strangers to us? Read more

It’s a bad idea in general to assume an oppressor is being fully honest. It is through listening to those being oppressed that we can get a better picture of what is going on—just how deep the problems go, and what are their effects. Those who oppose LGBTQ rights need to be brought face to face with the implications and results of their positions. Covering oppression in pretty language is not enough. Read more

Those who focus on predators taking advantage of trans bathroom access laws are forgetting why these laws have been proposed in the first place. Trans people need these laws. We can talk all we like about the hypotheticals of sexual predators using these laws as a cover, but any such conversation ignores the fact that trans people who need bathroom access are very much not hypotheticals. Read more

On some level, it’s not actually about screen time use, or about parenting. Before I had a smartphone, I used to carry a book with me everywhere. I was that student, the one who walked across campus reading a book and trying not to run into anyone while doing so. I’ve always been a somewhat distracted person, someone who always needs something in hand to do. 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. Enjoy! Read more

I’ve seen a lot of people say they wish they could find ways to help those who grew up in quiverfull homes. Well, here’s a way! By voting for Kierstyn—and sharing this post and Kierstyn’s essay with others—you can help them realize their dream of attending college. Read more

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. Read more

Aaron meets Judge Stokes in his office to go over some ground rules before examining the CPS computer. Judge Stokes tells Aaron he wants to learn as much as possible about Aaron’s technology because “I think this may open up a whole new area of legal inquiry.” He explains that before computers, ordinary methods could be used to determine whether records had been changed, but that computers threw all that over. Read more

We can absolutely talk about whether abortions due to fetal disability are eugenic in nature, though in any such discussion it should be remembered that such abortions as currently practiced are voluntary, and not promoted by government policy. But when it comes to other features of eugenics—those that involve crime, poverty, and being on the public dole—it is Republicans, and not Democrats, who are building on past eugenic ideas. Read more

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