Quantcast

By ipomoea on Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

as a mother, a woman who's miscarried, carried to term, and is trying again, thank you for what you do, thank you for your compassion and your courage, and I pray for your safety as much as any Unitarian can pray.

And Jia, thank you for the interview.

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm 9

By j-i-a on Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

@Masha Bean@facebook a novel perspective

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 10:14 am 6

By kimkrypto on Which Name Is Weirder, Saxby Chambliss or Barkevious Mingo? The Answer May Tell You Whether or Not You're Racist

@avidbiologist oooh, me too! i have the whitest white-girl name and people are always like "uh.....hi. katie?"

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 9:50 am 1

By Legal on Which Name Is Weirder, Saxby Chambliss or Barkevious Mingo? The Answer May Tell You Whether or Not You're Racist

@Lynn Willis@facebook Or Dick Chain-y! Bling!

For real my childhood friend's dad was Richard Fidler. And he went by Dick...D*ck Fidler. No joke.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm 2

By klemay on Which Name Is Weirder, Saxby Chambliss or Barkevious Mingo? The Answer May Tell You Whether or Not You're Racist

There was a (white) congressman from NH named Dick Sweatt in the early 2000s. That is all.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm 1

By harebell on Which Name Is Weirder, Saxby Chambliss or Barkevious Mingo? The Answer May Tell You Whether or Not You're Racist

@planforamiracle
It's quite ancient Roman of them, actually.

British people preserved that tradition for a little bit, with names like Septimius (7th child) and Decimus (even though most Decimus-es weren't really the 10th child probably).

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm 1

By planforamiracle on Which Name Is Weirder, Saxby Chambliss or Barkevious Mingo? The Answer May Tell You Whether or Not You're Racist

This reminds me of a piece of poetry from Warsan Shire:

"Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of the tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right."

My name is often mispronounced and I used to resent it. It took me years to stand up to people and even as an adult I am sometimes shy about correcting people when they mispronounce my name. But I love my name, feel that I've grown into it, and feel powerful when I claim my name, this space that belongs to me. I also love that it has many variants in different languages. I've met Mexicans and Russians with my exact name, Greeks and Turks and Bulgarians and Brazilians with names similar to mine but with one or two letters off. I love how my name connects me to a large spectrum of people with names that come from "Helen."

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm 1

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Which Name Is Weirder, Saxby Chambliss or Barkevious Mingo? The Answer May Tell You Whether or Not You're Racist

I mean, I think the old school Puritans take the weird name cake: If-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned; Job-raked-out-of-the-ashes; Fly-fornication; Helpless; Sorry-for-sin, etc.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm 3

By MoxyCrimeFighter on Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

@laurel I think it was in the NY Times, and I believe the Hairpin linked to it at one point, but there was a piece by a woman who chose with her husband to have a late-term abortion due to fetal abnormality - and part of their reasoning to do that, rather than give birth, was that they wanted their child to die in a place that was warm and familiar and full of love. And I'm crying a little bit now, because I can't imagine finding a single moment of grace in the midst of such a horrendous decision, but I think that's maybe it.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm 22