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  1. I listend to NPR report this morning about the Southern Baptist church and it’s sickening as these are trusted people in small local communities. Also, sickening was the fact a lot of these dudes get shufled around to other locations and their records kept hidden cause they are serving G-d and they need to be protected from the women they abused. There was even one story were the abusing pastor public shamed his victim during church service. I wanted to punch my car window over how infuriating this all is.

  2. re: the Preeti Mistry article: lamb persillade with cilantro and Indian spices sounds amazing, the mentor who reacted to that with “you can’t do that!” instead of “wow, can I try some? What a good idea! You have such promise!” needs a slap upside the head.

    So, Reneice, ever consider having a guest for Femme Brûlée? Bet she’d get a warm reception here.

  3. The school student climate protests are a refreshing bit of good news, aren’t they? Even without seeing “tangible” successes in response, it’s encouraging to see more proof of how many people actually do care about the issue. The ones here in Australia last November were at a fairly large scale, students from the small country towns near me were involved as well as those in the capital cities, there were protests near government buildings all over the country. I think the obnoxiously dismissive responses from politicians probably helped motivate more parents to facilitate their children’s involvement, too, a lot of the community was extremely unimpressed by that.

  4. I opened the article on teenage-led climate change movements because they’re amazing here in Belgium and I wanted to see them acknowledged – and it turned out to be much more interesting than I thought!

    “De Wever, who was assigned female at birth, identified as a boy throughout primary school, and now identifies as gender-fluid and prefers female pronouns.
    This experience made her comfortable challenging basic assumptions about the world that older people often treat as unchangeable, which she said is also true of the feeling that the steps to stop climate change are out of reach.”

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