Orthodox Fashion Line Collaborates with Muslim Blogger

And the reception went about as well as expected, meaning that some of the line's customers freaked out. Like come on people, I like the religion, like a lot, and would really really prefer for people to not assume I'm an intolerant xenophobe 'cause you go and ruin a nice thing. » 7/18/14 2:22pm 7/18/14 2:22pm

I'm too old to be okay with adults dating teens

I'm questioning the math skills of the author of the YA book I'm reading because she's trying to pass off a pairing between a 16 year old and 21 year old as non-creepy. I'm also not loving all the mangas I'm reading that have no issues hooking up young teens with people in their early twenties. But, as a teen, I… » 7/13/14 3:34am 7/13/14 3:34am

The Importance of Framing

Jay Michealson argues that a major reason that LGBT rights have gained so much ground over the past 10 years while women's rights have devolved is that the activism for women's rights has very much played to the base while LGBT activism has very much gotten all warm and fuzzy and palatable to the middle. » 7/07/14 10:41am 7/07/14 10:41am

Israelies hitchhike a lot

When I was in Israel, a friend put me in a car with strangers to get me to a bus stop that was 10 minutes a way. It's like totally embedded in the culture in a no big deal sorta way, even for the people living out in the settlements. So please, can we stop blaming the victims for doing something that many people in… » 7/01/14 3:55am 7/01/14 3:55am

Critiquing Our Own

This story has been popping up on the Facebook feeds of the ex-orthodox people I know, and I'm finding it a really interesting study of sorts on shaping narratives. The common (valid) complaint is that sensationalized outsider narratives can (and often do) bury the discussions of the real problems within the community. » 6/18/14 12:48pm 6/18/14 12:48pm