commented on Rightwing Anti-Gay French Activist Commits Suicide at Notre Dame Cathedral
I wish the letter could just be shredded instead of its contents being globally publicized. I wish that every time some lunatic with a manifesto does something crazy in order to publicize their thoughts. What, your thoughts couldn't get enough attention on their own merits, so you lashed out to traumatize innocent people in order to get your voice heard? Too bad, we're still not going to give you the attention!
commented on Purity Culture Is Rape Culture
Bequine @29, I was just thinking about that this weekend--if sex-outside-of-heterosexual-marriage is a sin, period, then there's no distinction between doin' it with your very willing girlfriend, and forcing your unwilling girlfriend to do it. So once you've determined to "break God's law," you might as well do the latter if the former isn't available. Blech.
Dec 11, 2012
commented on Slog Nerd Happy Hour Photos
Achievement unlocked: have terrible picture of self posted on Slog.
That was so fun! And I think I successfully managed to play it cool despite the fact that zomg I totally got to play a game with Cienna Madrid and Mary Traverse!
Nov 21, 2012
commented on The Lying Disease
This is a really excellent article, Cienna. Thank you for delving into it.
Being a cancer survivor is something I don't talk about much exactly because I fear that people who didn't know me then will think I'm lying about it, or bringing it up for sympathy or attention. Despite the fact that it's probably the central defining experience of my life, I'd rather downplay it or keep it a secret than be suspected of that kind of attention-seeking behavior.
Best wishes of increasing health and happiness to Valerie and all her village.