July 10, 2020

I just had a look around google and I can’t find a single picture of plastic explosives that look anything like “a box of muffins.” Clearly, plastic explosives could be shaped to look like muffins. But are they ever packaged that way?  Read more

July 9, 2020

In actual practice, Trump is doing everything he can to keep our schools closed. And then, if and when schools are closed this fall, he will inexplicably blame this on the Democrats. It is our children who will be the losers.  Read more

July 8, 2020

I also think we need to ask a slightly different question—why is health insurance tied to employers in the first place? It should be clear and obvious that this connection would bring with it inherent problems.  Read more

July 8, 2020

I haven’t watched the new PBS series on women’s suffrage, but I do know what it’s like to grow up in a community that is, despite it being the twenty-first century, at best profoundly skeptical of women’s right to vote.  Read more

July 5, 2020

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 week, I put up a fresh post. Click through to read more! Read more

July 3, 2020

“Like a bullet from a rifle, like a cougar pouncing on its prey, Dr. Cooper shot across the village square and bounded up the cottage steps before either sentry could even realize what was happening.” Read more

July 2, 2020

All right, here goes: let’s talk about what’s going on with the Ortbergs and Menlo Church, an evangelical megachurch in Menlo Park, California. Over the past decade, I’ve written a lot about sexual abuse in evangelical churches and about the factors that create a perfect storm of coverup and neglect. This one, though? This one brings all of the things I’ve written about together in one awful, raging, Category 5 nightmare hurricane.  Read more

June 30, 2020

It’s funny how twitter feeds can prompt certain connections—connections that might not otherwise have been made. Let me give you an example. Yesterday, this tweet popped up in my twitter feed: Scott Lively: I'd Rather Be Beheaded Than Wear A Mask – https://t.co/xeVL71dXlk pic.twitter.com/FpFozsJxiz— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) June 29, 2020 Immediately below it, in my feed, was this tweet: "So let me tell you what the male equivalent to modesty is." #purityculutre https://t.co/xUDIKZRUCF— Perfect Number (@pnumber628) June 29, 2020 If you… Read more

June 29, 2020

Patriarchal blogger Lori Alexander recently wrote a blog post about a comment that she received on Facebook. Her comments suggest that she does not understand how employment works—with some pretty profound consequences. Read more

June 28, 2020

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 week, I put up a fresh post. Click through to read more! Read more

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