Tag Archives: abuse

About Texas

We know about Texas. We know that 26 people are dead. Here’s what we know about the shooter: the shooter was embroiled in a “domestic situation” with his mother-in-law, who attended the Texas church where he killed 26 people. He had … Continue reading

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And Today in “Are You EFFING KIDDING Me?!”

As if my blood pressure couldn’t get any effing higher: an appeals court in Portugal has spared a man who beat his wife with a spiked club prison time because she brought “dishonor” on the guy by cheating on him. “Now, … Continue reading

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Mayim Bialik Wrote a Thing. Here Is My Response.

You’ve probably read Mayim Bialik’s NY Times piece. She got pushback, natch, and has apologized, thankfully. Now, before we go into some of this, I’ll drop a word of warning: this might make some uncomfortable. If you don’t think you can handle … Continue reading

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#MeToo

You’ve probably seen that hashtag on Twitter or Facebook. You are probably wondering what it may mean. What #MeToo deals with is sexual harassment and assault. Some are adding details. Others are simply saying “Me too” and saying little else. Those … Continue reading

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Words Matter

Libby Anne has a great post on spanking. It deals with the idea of defending the practice and how problematic that can be. I highly recommend you read it; it’s a great post. But it shouldn’t be a debate at all because it’s founded … Continue reading

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Wagging the Dog

There’s been debate as of late in regards to temperament testing in animal shelters, as to whether or not this is a good idea or even necessary. Then there’s this: The exercise purports to evaluate “resource guarding” — how viciously a … Continue reading

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Cutting the Strings

It was like a dream; after all those years of pleading, I was finally able to go to Disney World. Finally, I was able to wander the streets of the Disney-MGM Studios, finally I was able to get pictures of … Continue reading

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