Fighting back against spanking

[Trigger warning: spanking, child abuse.] Someone found my blog recently by searching for "fought back against spanking" and that hit me hard. Whoever you are, I want to give you a hug. You're not alone. The memories triggered by that phrase aren't pleasant. In some ways, I realize I'm reliving the feelings of utter helplessness, … Continue reading Fighting back against spanking

Commonplace Links 10/26

Here's your week's list of reads. Discuss in the comments if something rubs you wrong or you're curious about why I chose to feature a piece. Some politician named Mourdock made a statement that, out of context, was highly offensive to feminists/rape victims. Basically he believes that Babies = Gift From God, so he assumes … Continue reading Commonplace Links 10/26

Commonplace Links 10/19

I'm dashing out the door to go to a wedding in Atlanta this weekend (and a quick stop to see my family on our way south - I haven't been home since July, and I miss them!), but here's this week's links. I think you'll notice two themes: "slut-shaming" (look it up) and how to … Continue reading Commonplace Links 10/19