December 27, 2018

Harris has put himself back on the podium he ostensibly vacated when leaving his pastorate to go to seminary. He’s preaching to those who read his book, offering them his new wisdom, sharing himself as a person, and, in the end, explaining in the guise of listening. And somehow, despite wanting answers, I’m no more clear on what he believes and what he does not believe now than I was before I watched his documentary.  Click through to read more! Read more

December 26, 2018

The next time I hear someone complaining about millennials not having children, I’ll make doubly sure my response is dual—we need both childcare subsidies and paid maternity leave, and family-friendly workplace cultures. Women need to know that they can have children without passing up promotions or being pressured to put work over family.  Click through to read more! Read more

December 25, 2018

Images can be powerful. What would it mean if Mary were consistently portrayed as a middle eastern Israelite woman, in period clothing, rather than as a white skinned, blond haired woman wearing pale blue? What if portrayals of the nativity scene had the grime of refugee camps, rather than the cleanliness of its typical depiction?  Click through to read more! Read more

December 24, 2018

For about a week, the cookie tins sit on the counter, side by side, closed each night and opened again the next day. As the days go by we whittle down the cookie supply until it finally disappears. Then the tins are packed up and put away in the attic, in anticipation of the next December.  Click through to read more! Read more

December 23, 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

December 22, 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

December 21, 2018

First, Jody needs to go to the police. Or the FBI. Or someone. This is really ridiculous. If Kadar is still after her, she needs to actually do something about this. Second, if Jody doesn’t think she can make plans in her own name, why did she think contacting Cooper made sense? Does she think Kadar has suddenly stopped spying on her contact with Cooper? Click through to read more! Read more

December 20, 2018

Elizabeth Esther’s thoughts on Harris’ documentary are important, because she’s the one who started this whole conversation with her tweet at Harris two and a half years ago. If Elizabeth Esther found Harris’ documentary unsatisfying and feels manipulated in how he used her footage, there is a problem. Click through to read more! Read more

December 19, 2018

When activists talk about the criminalization of the African American male and the need for prison reform, this is what they’re talking about—an imprisoned population so racially unbalanced that you can find the locations of correctional facilities on a map that shows only demography, and nothing else. Click through to read more! Read more

December 18, 2018

According to Buckley, It’s the No Hate Here signs that are dividing neighborhoods, not the fact that some people voted for a racist bigot white nationalist demagogue who is now threatening to deport Vietnam War refugees. It couldn’t possibly be that some Americans are horrified so horrified by a president who shouts racist slogans and calls the press “the enemy of the people” that they see anyone who voted for him in a new light! Nope. Not at all. Must be the signs. Read more

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