For those who worry and dare not speak out because the consequences might be too unpleasant.

Thread by @DavidNeiwert:  "There’s been a lot of hand wringing in the media pundit corps and centrist politicians these days about the loss of comity, post-Kavanaugh. And then Donald Trump made them all look absurd with his remarks at his rally last night." Comity" is a big word I know, especially for folks who don't …

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It’s time to step out of the shallow end of the religion pool

On mental constructs:  Old Wrathful pictured above typifies the predominant religious mental construct of the masculine god of patriarchal order. The Pieta on the right suggests to me a more accurate and beautiful rendition of the Divine. That which gives right-wing social conservatives the fuel for self-righteous anger is an unconscious assumption that they are …

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On men behaving badly …

Yew boys need to get off the field and let us other folks find your substitutes who will play the better game. "The message is clear. Everyone had better run for cover because Daddy's on the warpath and somebody's going to get hurt. The problem with this tactic is that everything is already so crazy …

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Real male spiritual integrity

Required viewing. Real male spiritual integrity as the son of one of the original fundamentalist theologians who in the 1980's summoned evangelicals into political action, Frank Schaffer refuses to remain silent. https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16/videos/2226768764273087/ Did You Ever Think You’d See the Day When American Evangelicals Would Be Identified with the Approval of a Rapist? Franklin Graham's Trump Cult …

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If you don’t understand the meme, you are morally asleep at the wheel and about to hit one hell of a pole.

These are images that cannot be flushed away nor should any male citizen ever try to walk away from. "I have been thinking A LOT about Lindsey Graham's bizarre statement that "This happens to us; it never happens to them. But let me talk to my Democratic friends: If this is the new norm, you …

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As we listened and reacted …

We are Listening to the hearing. Dr. Ford is a teacher. As Senator Blumenthal pointed out, she has courageously given our republic a teaching moment regarding civic duty. And as teachers seem required to tolerate fools in classrooms (as I myself was a fool in high school classes), there are fools throwing tweeted spitballs and …

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OUTRAGE!!!! Men like these are not worthy even of the women in their own lives.

Only thing to add would be Grassley, Hatch, McConnell and the other good ole boys hiding behind the door, eh? Moral cowards dance around with their pretty boxer shorts bunched in anxiety. However, I agree with Susan Jacoby who wrote, " ...to say that a woman’s voice should count equally with a man’s in public …

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