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Westboro Baptist "Church" vs. the KKK

Riot.Jane The Westboro scammers were up to their usual shenanigans yesterday, Memorial Day (US), at Arlington National Cemetery. The latest twist? The Knights of the Southern Cross (KKK) responded in kind. Westboro is, for the most part, a multi-generational family affair,

Posted in glbt, heterosexuality, holiday, law, news, psychology/psychiatry, Spirituality

Another Bill to Restrict Reproductive Freedom: HR 3 (UPDATED)

Riot.Jane I just received the following e-mail, and the topic is news to me.  This is surprising because I’m usually pretty current on matters of reproductive freedom . . . More on this topic to come. This is not an advocation that anyone

Posted in culture, education, health, law, parenthood, rape

Who Can Become an Addict?

Riot.Jane In Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good, brain scientist and neuroscience professor at Johns Hopkins University David J. Linden, PhD, describes the physiological processes of

Posted in addiction, culture, education, health, law, taboo

*I* Was "The Other Woman"

For almost two years, I was “The Other Woman.”  The man was divine in my eyes.  The wife was a crazy person, and theirs was a loveless marriage.  He stayed married to her because, where he came from, divorced fathers

Posted in confessions, family, law, relationships

Participating in the American Cult of the Individual

I’ve found that mentally dissecting (or comparing point-by-point) a contrary argument is a useful tactic in strengthening your own.  At the very least, it’s a mental exercise that helps one separate emotional, moral, and logical factions of his own opinion. In that spirit,

Posted in culture, education, law

My Favorite Books: "The Handmaid’s Tale"

In the continuing series of Riot.Jane’s favorite books . . . In no particular order, this is the third: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The only one of my Five Faves written in my lifetime (1985 publication), this novel extrapolates American sociological currents

Posted in confessions, law, taboo

Ralph Lauren Ad: Wrong on So Many Levels

Greetings to the Ladies Jane! Today I’ve stubled upon an odd intersection of feminism and digital rights to share with all of you. My two favorite subjects, rolled into an unlikely bitter pill. This doesn’t happen often, so I’m going

Posted in beauty, body image, feminism, law, other sites, self-esteem

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