♥ This Holy Wanting @ Quivering Daughters. It’s not limited to patriarchy, of course. Nor to women. But emotional abuse is a common tool of choice for those who feel the need to control and manipulate the ones within their care.
♥ Life in Perfect @ Semper Eadem. Where the girls serve their fathers./And can always recite the words of the Botkin sisters.
♥ Sex and the Off-Label Use of Our Bodies @ The Blowfish Blog. As Dan Savage once pointed out: Our noses weren’t “designed” for us to rest our glasses on — and nobody gets their knickers in a twist over that.
♥ How to Discuss Race and Racism Without Acting Like a Complete Jerk @ fight_derailing @ Livejournal. a. “I don’t want to sound racist, but.” If you find yourself wanting to say this, the odds approach certainty that what you are going to say is racist. Don’t.
♥ Red Family, Blue Family @ gurus.org. Lack-of-understanding is only about two aisles away from paranoia. If such unfathomable folks really were the majority now, what might they support next? Another war? Patriot Act II? Concentration camps?
♥ And because it’s both funny and relevant, Thessaly’s Butthurt Report Form (Internet Version).