YUP! Where I grew up, everyone is French

Here. It's one of the most specifically French parts of the country, where there is a significant number of native French speakers as well. Ethnically, half of my family is Italian and half Scottish, Irish, English and French but I grew up in such a predominately French Canadian area, I feel a lot of cultural… » 4/18/14 4:14pm Yesterday 4:14pm

Jill Duggar to Wed in June + Duggaring Roundup

Just last week fans found out that 19 Kids and Counting's Jill Duggar is engaged to Derick Dillard, and now the two lovebirds have announced when they're tying the knot. According to the couple's wedding website, they'll be saying "I do" on June 21—yep, that soon!

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I could have written a powerful indictment on gender and aging

I could have written something where we discuss the demands of womenhood, where aging and experience does not confer any power advantages the way that they do for men. It keeps women from advancing forward, from becoming experts, from teaching other, from taking political power, from being respected and taking our… » 4/17/14 5:50pm Thursday 5:50pm

Mommying? MAINPAGING? I GOT 99 notifications in two hours?

They were mostly likes. Also, FaithM, I hope that my tone didn't come off as harsh—I think it can read this way and I appreciate your post and your perspective because I think as women, we all get so shit on for the things we do and that definitely includes stay at home moms. I'm glad you felt okay about expressing how … » 4/16/14 8:53pm Wednesday 8:53pm

19 Kids and Counting: Erin Bates Gets Married Recap

So much toothiness. So much judgment. On this episode, the Duggars pack up their bags to see their BFFs, the Bates! Erin, who always looks dazed and slightly baked, will finally take that matrimonial plunge where they go from side hugging to full frontal nudity within one day. PRAISE JESUS! Jessa brings the boyfriend… » 4/15/14 8:52pm Tuesday 8:52pm

No, Piper--probably you are different and maybe much worse

This was on the front page of jezebel and Piper's quote struck me as irritating. I think that when middle class White people enter the system, be it the child welfare system, the prison system or any other type of punitive system, they often say "Well, I'm not different than anyone else here," as if that somehow humbles… » 4/15/14 3:56pm Tuesday 3:56pm