Magic Menstrual Mummies

A boy discovers that there are right and wrong kinds of blood. by Frank Schaeffer I’d never heard of pheromones when I was ten. All I knew was that each month the large wicker basket in the bathroom on the middle floor of our chalet filled with softball sized, tightly-wound wads of toilet paper. These tissue bundles were evidence that—in biblical terms—the time of Our Girls’ Monthly Uncleanness was once again upon them. Let me explain why I’ve capitalized those words. My late father, Francis Schaeffer, was a key founder of the Religious Right. My mother, Edith, was herself a spiritual leader—not merely the power behind her man, though she was also that. My parents raised me … [Read more...]

Mr. Diety says, "Let's not go back to those dark ages"

No Longer Quivering is a tremendous resource in the fight against misogyny and Christian Fundamentalist misogyny in particular. When we see what happened in Taliban-run Afghanistan, we think that such a thing could never happen in a Christian country. But we forget that it has gone on in Christian countries throughout history. We forget that the Bible encourages such inequality, and that such sentiment is still alive and well in the Christian Fundamentalism that lives on here in America. Few things are more important than reminding people of what we have escaped, or the eternal vigilance that is required to keep us from returning to those dark ages.  Brian Keith Dalton,  Creator of Mr. … [Read more...]


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