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About bem02

I like to paint, draw, bead and craft. I have been doing pottery as well. Attempting to work two low paying part time jobs, while taking care of mom.

Prisoner of Patriarchal Presbyterian Pedagogy: Alia’s Story

Originally posted on Homeschoolers Anonymous:
CC image courtesy of Pixabay, Bilder_meines_Lebens. HA note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Alia” is a pseudonym. I grew up in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. It was a small…

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An Evangelical Vice: How Sin-Leveling Fails Survivors

Originally posted on Mapping the In-Between:
[Content warning: discussion of sexual violence, abuse, and victim-blaming] Sin is sin is sin. I grew up evangelical and heard this a lot. Maybe you have too. Recently, I learned a new term: sin-leveling. Essentially, sin-leveling…

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Why Autism Speaks is bad: it actually hurts Asperger’s / autistic people

Originally posted on the silent wave:
The short version: Autism Speaks sucks.  It advocates (ineffective) “therapies” that do actual harm to autistic people and it promotes a 21st-century reincarnation of eugenics.  If you think Hitler was a bad guy, and…

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A PO’d Woman’s Manifesto

Originally posted on Becoming Worldly:
Feeling on my game. It is my life, my sidewalk, my internet, my dreams, my world. I don’t give a damn. I’m taking it back. This is a wilderness hike. Anybody bringing me garbage can…

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The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying

Originally posted on The Accidental Missionary:
I was on the phone with a good friend the other day.  After covering important topics, like disparaging each other’s mothers and retelling semi-factual tales from our college days, our conversation turned to the…

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From Eleanor Skelton…..

Her  is Eleanor Skelton’s Hurrican Harvey story. I discovered Eleanor Skelton via Homeschoolers Anonymous.  She is a journalism student, who grew up in fundamentalist Christianity, and has been leaving it behind. https://eleanorwritesthings.com/2017/09/13/heres-my-hurricane-rescue-story/    

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The Wrong Donations – Some Tough Words on Disaster Relief

Source: The Wrong Donations – Some Tough Words on Disaster Relief

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