November 15, 2018

If Peterson wants to live her life like this—playing the “helpless female” and getting her husband to do the household handyman projects and confront any imaginary burglars—that’s her business. But she needs to realize that she isn’t all women.  Click through to read more! Read more

November 14, 2018

For their part, evangelicals need to take five and consider how well their perception of the world—and of themselves as an embattled, persecuted minority—actually reflects reality. And then maybe they should stop listening to the NRA and start listening to communities forced to live in fear of being gunned down by white supremacists or anti-semites.  Click through to read more! Read more

November 13, 2018

We have become a people afraid of labels—but not of the things the labels describe. We are a people who will do and say things that are sexist, but if you call us sexist—well. Then you are the one being mean. We are a people who will do and say things that are racist, but if you call us racist—well, we couldn’t possibly be racist, because we are nice people, and if you call us racist you are being mean.   Click through to read more! Read more

November 12, 2018

Last week, prominent evangelical theologian and Christianity Today blogger Ed Stetzer published an article by Kent Annan, director of humanitarian and disaster leadership at Wheaton, titled “The Parable of the Caravan.” I was hopefully when I saw this headline, because Stetzer has a reputation for criticizing problematic views on issues like race or abuse. My excitement soon turned to disbelief. Click through to read more! Read more

November 11, 2018

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. Click through to read more! Read more

November 10, 2018

Saturday Link Love is a 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. Click through to read more! Read more

November 9, 2018

Cooper decides to let Peter do the heavy lifting. No really! He calls Peter—whom he describes as “my old boss in Spokane”—and hands the phone to Cooper.  Click through to read more! Read more

November 8, 2018

Good news! The American Academy of Pediatrics has tightened its recommendations on corporal punishment, clarifying its position and coming down more decisively against the practice. As the Chicago Tribune reports: In a new policy statement released Monday, the organization explicitly advises parents not to spank their children. The new policy is an update from the 1998 version, which stated, “Parents should be encouraged and assisted in developing methods other than spanking in response to undesired behaviors.” “The main difference (between the two… Read more

November 7, 2018

The Friendly Atheist recently shared a spreadsheet of secular candidates, most of them at the state level. I’m often skeptical of such lists, given the reality that secular individuals, like anyone else, can be misogynists and white supremacists. Indeed, “incel” terrorists tend to be nonreligious. Still, this list seems pretty solid—these are individuals with solid progressive credentials. And, I noticed almost immediately, a lot of them are women. 56 out of the 141 state legislature candidates listed, to be precise. This started… Read more

November 6, 2018

Guess what? It’s election day! On a lark, I decided to look at comparative voter turnout by country today. It was, shall we say, not pretty. It’s actually kind of depressing.  Click through to read more! Read more

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