Mayati
Mayati
4/26/16
5:32 PM
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Yep, proto-Judaism had a male god and a female god — El and Asherah (or Elat). Both of those are related to a lot of Near Eastern deity traditions: El is Ugaritic/Canaanite and you can find Asherah equivalents all over the place, possibly including Ishtar/Astarte. Read more

4/22/16
12:59 PM
1

No. I’m not upset about having been called out for having privilege. (I’m not hetero. I am bi and white. I’m also disabled, which works in very similar ways in terms of “passing privilege” not actually being privilege.) I certainly do have some forms of privilege! Virtually everyone does, and it’s not an insult, it’s Read more

2/22/16
5:41 PM
2

As a lawyer with a trauma disorder, I’d just like everyone to STFU about “trigger warnings” unless they know what they’re talking about first. It’s not about feeling bad. It’s about avoiding a medical episode and accommodating a disability. It’s a law professor putting the dates and topics for each day of a criminal Read more

2/15/16
1:59 PM
1

The New York Times reported the guy who discovered the body as saying Scalia was just lying there peacefully, nothing out of the ordinary. Wait, I forgot, the NYT is a liberal propaganda rag and a pile of lies so obviously Scalia was murdered. Read more

1/27/16
6:14 PM
2

Ohoho, your ex’s lawyer is in trouble...judges do NOT like having to call lawyers who miss deadlines. Hopefully he knows he’s on thin ice with the judge. But even if he misses this deadline too (writing up an agreement based on a judge’s order is a pretty simple thing to do), I’m pretty sure the judge will be very, Read more

1/24/16
1:37 PM
3

I’m excited, but I haven’t read her opinions from the appellate bench yet. I’m gonna miss Justice Wright though. She is a tiny black lady on a bench normally populated by very tall Viking men, and she swore me in to the bar last year with a very nice speech. And then we talked about thrift shopping. Read more

1/21/16
8:27 PM
4

I don’t have any ASD-specific resources, but I was diagnosed late with AD/HD (so, ADD), which is often undiagnosed in girls/women. The neuropsychological evaluation took me two days — one sitting and talking about my background, symptoms, family history, etc. with a lady who had a Ph.D and a couple decades of Read more

1/4/16
6:48 PM
6

It’s okay! Now they’re washing everything in sugar water!

1/3/16
7:16 PM
3

Aaaahhhh I love it more than anyone really should love red lyrium

1/3/16
2:48 PM
3

Go right ahead. It’s in correct citational form* and should be accepted by any United States court of law*. Read more

1/3/16
2:43 PM
8

Right? Because yes, the federal government did illegally take this land...from various Native nations. Read more

1/3/16
12:59 PM
30

These asshats think federal control of the land is tyranny, so they’re SUPER UP IN ARMS against things like National Parks, but especially when they get in trouble for violating some of the minimally burdensome, minimally enforced regulations the Bureau of Land Management puts on ranchers on public land. Because it Read more

11/27/15
6:10 PM
3

Oh, I’m so glad you’re DOING FUN THINGS. You deserve fun things in your life, finally! We should hang out again sometime before the end of the year! We can do scandalous stuff like...um...well, shit, I’m not very exciting. Drinks? Read more

11/27/15
5:57 PM
7

People who have been trained that saying no is a bad thing.

11/27/15
5:56 PM
3

More examples please! For the cringeworthiness!

11/14/15
8:15 PM
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To be fair, up here in MN I got stuck behind an SUV with Georgia plates one fine, snowy December. It was...a harrowing experience for all involved.

11/13/15
3:27 PM
3

I posted elsewhere about my Honda Fit, but if you’re free some weekday afternoon I’ll let you take a test drive in it and we can get coffee :)