“Such! A! Flirt!”

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This comment by reader onamission5 was left on "What's Your Favorite Princess?"At kindergarten orientation for one of my kids several years ago, one of the moms there, every time her son would so much as look at or try to speak to any female person young or old, would loudly exclaim for everyone to Look At What A Flirt he was and How Much He Likes Girls. It made the child obviously uncomfortable. It made everyone in the room obviously uncomfortable! He seemed more to me like a shy boy … [Read more...]

“It’s like their brains time-travel back to 1952″

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In the past, I've done what I've called "awesome comment award." I want to start doing something similar but more regular. I have a lot of readers who say many interesting things, and some of their comments call for a bit more spotlight.Today I want to highlight a comment by reader snowmentality, left last week on one of my posts, "What's Your Favorite Princess?"I love that Sally had the self-confidence to say "I don't have a favorite princess." At her age, I probably would have just nam … [Read more...]

Awesome Comment Award: “I Am Angry”

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From time to time, I try to post a comment I found particularly interesting, thought provoking, or meaningful. I haven't posted one in a while, but my readers leave so many insightful comments that I'm going to try to be more regular about it. Today's "awesome comment award" goes to Mythbri for a comment on the post where I shared my regrets about my teenage anti-equality activism. MythbriI'm sorry, too, Libby Anne, because I was raised to be a bigot, too, and I know that I hurt people … [Read more...]

Awesome Comment Award: AnotherOne on Repentance

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Frequent commenter AnotherOne had this to say in response to Doug Phillips' resignation as president of Vision Forum: I don't know what's more nauseating, his own hypocrisy, or the orgiastic confession/repentance spiel. This is one of the things that pisses me off the most about patriarchal fundigelical culture. They set up a system that gives men absolute power and stokes the fires of their insufferable egos. Then they promote perspectives on sexuality and romance that are completely out of … [Read more...]

Awesome Comment Award: Ako on Education

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As you know, I sometimes share comments I feel are particularly interesting or insightful. Today I want to share a comment reader ako left on my post yesterday about my academic experience being homeschooled: One thing that sticks out for me about academics and homeschooling is how much any success is treated as a credit to the whole system, which is not true of public schools.I had an excellent public school education, which encouraged my creative writing talent, exposed me to a wide … [Read more...]

Awesome Comment Award: Emjb on how fetuses are made

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I don't awesome do this, but sometimes a commenter says something truly awesome that deserves repeating. Here is what emjb had to say after reading today's post on the erasure of women in the rhetoric of the anti-abortion movement. One thing that was powerful to me was when a pro-choice woman pointed out that a fetus doesn’t just grow *in* a woman’s body, it is *made from* a woman’s body. Fetuses literally use the blood, food, and energy of the woman to build their own bodies. They are not separ … [Read more...]

Awesome Comment Award: Emily on pro-life narratives

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In going through the anti-abortion arguments thread, I found this comment left by reader Emily and just had to share it here: But that’s how pro-life (and many other) arguments and positions get constructed. They’re made of narratives which are heart wrenching, anecdotal, and passed verbally. So, it becomes to an individual, post-abortion trauma is real because the volunteer I know at the crisis pregnancy center hears these women’s stories and she told me. And I know that in godless places with … [Read more...]


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