Thursday, August 2, 2018


A fluffy little kitty. Image source.
1. What It's Like Growing Up with the Belief that Tampons Take Virginity (posted July 27)

2. Do Asexuals Have Sexual Fantasies, and Do They Masturbate? (posted 2017) "The majority of asexual women (65 percent) and men (80 percent) have sexual fantasies. However, this is a significantly lower proportion than sexuals. Asexuals’ fantasies are less exciting to them than those of sexuals are to them. Asexuals as a group are more likely than sexuals to endorse the response: 'My fantasies do not involve other people.'"

3. #TakeTheMaskOff Week 1: What Is Masking? (posted July 25) "Because 'I’m an adult,' and adults 'don’t bother people with their problems if they can help it.'"

4. Proposal to Revise a Word (or Two) of “Reckless Love” (posted July 26) "So why do we insist on repeating the lies of shame in our Sunday morning songs over and over, rehearsing the apology of the wayward son? ... There’s a common bit of theology floating around our churches that suggests God got the shit end of this redemption deal."

5. I got (theologically) CATFISHED! (posted July 27) "We go into these churches, we're told, 'You're welcome here, we want you to be here, your story's important, you're a unique and special beloved child of God.' And then, when it comes down to it, when we ask for something, when we ask to lead, when we ask to become a volunteer or something, when we ask to be baptized or take communion, if our partners and us can get married in those churches, we're told, 'ohhhh, actually, you know, no, not really, no.'"

6. Why Do So Many White Evangelicals Object to the Browning of America? (posted July 26) "After all, missions trips aren’t set up to place both parties on an equal footing."

7. My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not. (posted 2017) "I have listened to women with completely normal exams weep that they have been told that they do not smell or taste correctly."

8. Missiology is a minefield (posted July 8) "Such conversations are a symptom of the deeper divide, which is that missionaries and the American Christians who support them have very different ideas — incompatibly different ideas — about what “the gospel” means."

9. How six Chinese men survived the Titanic disaster, and the racist US federal law that ensured their obscurity – a story told only now (posted April 15) "Six Chinese guys made it off the Titanic alive, and 24 hours later were written out of the story. That wasn’t an accident. That was deliberate. It’s something that the culture of the time made happen."

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