August 16, 2019

If this were Little Women, Katy would be petulant and rude, and then feel terrible about treating her beloved Marmee that way, and then go throw herself on Marmee with profuse apologies for being so very mean, and Marmee would sweep the hair back from the girl’s forehead and say something profound and actually helpful. But no. That is not at all what happens.  Click through to read more! Read more

August 15, 2019

Christians are generally the first to vote other Christians off the island. Josh Harris is leaving the faith? He must never have been saved in the first place! You know why? Because no one leaves the true faith. Click through to read more! Read more

August 14, 2019

Mass shootings are almost always carried out by white men. So if they’re honestly going to blame mass shootings on the United States not being homogenous, the argument they’re actually making is that white Americans go on shooting sprees … because they can’t stand living around nonwhite people. So maybe, in that case, the problem isn’t diversity. Maybe the problem is white people.   Click through to read more! Read more

August 13, 2019

This is what gives Trump the ability to shape—and create—reality. He acts in ways we don’t expect. He acts in ways that make no sense. He tells lies when there is—or at least should be—zero chance of getting away with it, or in cases where it literally does not matter—where there is seemingly no point to it. Because we don’t expect people to do that, we as a society are vulnerable. And … here we are.  Click through to read more! Read more

August 12, 2019

Why the blazes do we still have beauty pageants? Dworkin was writing in the 1980s, but it’s almost 2020 and we still do this. We still maintain contents where women are casually judged and ranked for their youth and beauty. Sure, we’ve started adding talent section to many beauty pageants—but why not just make them talent shows and dispense with judging personal appearance at all?  Click through to read more! Read more

August 11, 2019

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

August 10, 2019

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

August 9, 2019

Remember how Katy decided in the last installment to say her prayers in bed? Despite multiple readers noting in the comment section that being in bed meant one could be warm while praying instead of being out in the drafting January cold, Prentiss very clearly wants us to know that Katy should definitely not have gotten in bed to say her prayers.   Click through to read more! Read more

August 8, 2019

When I see Christianity Today publish pieces like this, I can’t help but feel that there remains something in the magazine’s own past—and in the past of white evangelicalism as a whole—that has never been reckoned with. No amount of publishing articles by POC today will erase the past. The past has to be accepted, owned, and understood, or we will attempt to move beyond it only imperfectly.  Click through to read more! Read more

August 7, 2019

We’re not angry because we’re sluts facing consequences for our sluttery and looking for someone to blame. Far from it. We were the good girls. We tried, and tried, and tried, and it hurt us. For many of us, liberation only came after we stopped trying.  Click through to read more! Read more

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