Sunday, February 2, 2014

Commentary Tidbits

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Challenging the Transnational Ex-Gay Movement

Cosmopolitan: A Male Escort's Perspective: What It's Really Like Outside an Abortion Clinic

Unreasonable Faith: What Do You Do When the School is the Bully?

Leaving Fundamentalism: A handy guide to ‘tough love’ teen reform homes

Love, Joy, Feminism: HSLDA Opposes Measure to Reduce School Violence

Alternet: Why Are Christian Fundamentalist Parents Allowed to Deny Their Kids Basic Literacy?

Slate: Americans, Here’s How You Can Help LGBTQ Nigerians

The Guardian: Bishops must reject these wicked homophobic views

LGBTQ Nation: LGBT youth must be allowed to grow into authentic adults they’re meant to be

Friendly Atheist: This District Just Got Sued for Teaching Creationism, Offering Extra Credit for Writing Bible Verses on Tests

Naked Pastor: Where are you on this gender pyramid?


  1. Particularly interested in the clinic escort article since I did that myself years ago. It sounds like things haven't changed.

    I do remember a man who was accompanying a patient being taunted by a protester with "Why are you letting that woman kill your baby? Be dominant, sir! Be a man!" He actually said that. Rather revealing.

    1. Infidel -- I used to volunteer as a clinic escort too, and I found that fundamentalists say the most horrid things. The "be a man" chestnut is a common insult hurled at male partners of patients. It definitely reveals a neanderthal way of seeing sex and gender.


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