Posted inCrime and Punishment

The blind defenses of Russell Brand

Reading Time: 4 minutes Comedian, actor, raconteur, and of-late YouTuber Russell Brand has recently been accused of a number of sexual offenses. This has set social and mainstream media alight with opinions ranging from “I told you so” to “say it ain’t so” to “stand with Brand.” Although there are mounting seemingly credible allegations surfacing concerning Brand, it might […]

Posted inSex & Gender

Religion’s Talons Grip from Birth to Death

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bert recently contributed a piece the other day discussing how religion can get its grasping talons to exert their painful pressure on adherents lives from birth to death. Juniper, in the comment thread, had this set of personal accounts to add to Bert’s piece, reposted with kind permission: “A woman’s body is just a receptacle […]

Posted inReligion

A Repulsive Urban Legend Retold in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #125, Ch. 14)

Reading Time: 10 minutes Hello and welcome back to our off-topic chat series, Lord Snow Presides! Today, we return to our examination of Frank Peretti’s brain-melting 1986 fantasy book This Present Darkness. In today’s installment, we discover that Jesus Power can totally prevent rape! Who’d’a guessed? Today, Lord Snow Presides over one of the worst, most repulsive urban legends Christians have […]

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Indian court rejects abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh completely dear. Thi is what happens when you stick to strict rules without seeing the common sense in reality. A change in law is desperately needed here, methinks. The BBC: India’s Supreme Court has refused to allow an abortion for a 10-year-old girl, allegedly raped by her uncle, on the grounds that she is […]

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Absorbing the Smallest Amount of Light

Reading Time: 8 minutes A friend recently revealed to me that she was upset about having sex on the first date with a man she met online. She didn’t remember having sex, or even going to the man’s house. She simply woke up in his bed without any clothes on. She remembers having two drinks… then nothing. She wondered […]

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