Archive for November 2014

Daydreams or disassociation?

Daydreams or disassociation?
“When I was younger, my mother always said I had selective hearing,” the seminarian said in this morning’s homily. Selective hearing prickled at the edges of my memories. I felt a wave of sadness as I sat in the wooden pews, leaning up against my warm husband and holding his hand. Uh oh. My back... Read more »

Never tell a pregnant lady how big she looks (and other stupid comments)

Never tell a pregnant lady how big she looks (and other stupid comments)
Dear world, Thank you for commenting on how big I am. Yes, I know I look pregnant. That kinda happens when one has another human being occupying a tiny space in my abdomen and crowding out all my organs. Yes, I know I look REALLY pregnant, but no, I’m not due for another 10 weeks.... Read more »

Will this petition finally take the Duggars off air?

Will this petition finally take the Duggars off air?
Could we compel TLC finally cancel the show (and all specials) of 19 Kids and Counting? I stumbled across a HuffPo article that linked to a Change.org petition asking TLC to cancel the Duggars because of anti-LGBTQ fearmongering. It’s old news, related to some robocalls in Arkansas that Michelle Duggar recorded that compared transgender people... Read more »
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Caitlyn Ricci sues parents for college tuition

This is like Rachel Canning all over again. A college student, Caitlyn Ricci, sued her parents in order to have them pony up for college tuition. Headlines are calling her “spoiled,” and commenters (why do I even read the comments?) are ripping her apart based on very little information. Maybe she is spoiled and it... Read more »

Don't be hatin' on the non-voters

I’m seeing a lot of people talking about judging non-voters, claiming that they have no excuse to NOT vote, and no reason to complain. I used to think that. I was a huge supporter of voting back in high school, when things seemed simpler. I organized the Scholastic Student Vote in the 2004 election for... Read more »

When the Dam Breaks, Beth Will Fall: Part Three

Trigger warning: childhood sexual abuse. This is the third of three parts written by guest poster Beth Fehlbaum. Previous posts: “Mama June” Could Be My Mother and Moving to Crazy-Town   It turns out, I was the one that I feared would find out what I’d done. The dam holding back the truth about my... Read more »
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