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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