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Painting Women from Judges – Part 3: The Sacred Account of the Levite’s Pîlegeš

This post was originally composed for and published on Feminism and Religion, http://feminismandreligion.com/2015/03/29/painting-women-from-judges-part-3-the-sacred-account-of-the-levites-pileges-by-melinda-bielas/

Reading the story of the Levite’s pîlegeš – found in the Hebrew Bible, Judges 19:1-20:7 – is unlike any other scholastic endeavor I have undertaken.1 The narrative is of a woman who leaves her husband’s house, only to be retrieved by her husband, gang raped on her way to his home, and dismembered upon arrival. 1,008 more words



Redress of the miscarriage of justice of the true victim – Andreas Lubitz 232 more words

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The Idea of Him Today - Monster

“Was it hard?” she asked. “Letting go?”

“Yeah,” I replied quietly, “but not as hard as holding on to something that was not real.”

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Man shot in Mililani, suspect still on the loose

An early-morning shooting left a man bleeding in the street in Mililani.

According to Honolulu police, a 35-year-old man was shot in the chest area with a silver semi-automatic handgun at around 1:15 a.m. 422 more words


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Secretly I’ve always wanted red hair and really long legs.

I recently wrote that I don’t know how to relate to being female, that I only know how to relate to just being me. 256 more words

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Men are not emotional Islands: Supporting males who have experienced domestic violence

I am a woman, and I am about to write about men, without having the lived experience of being a man, or identifying as male. I am a cisgendered ally, and have no lived experience of being a gay or trans man. 1,539 more words

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