Author: <span class="vcard">GRACIE PASSETTE</span>

The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years)

In January, National Trafficking Awareness Month prompted me to hunt for one of the many books in my sex work history collection which would illustrate that it’s the same old story ~ and worse, the same old solution. As many of the items in my collection are packed away for their protection, and I had to reread…


Oil Isn’t The Only Slick Smarmy Thing In Williston, ND

Oil boom town Williston, ND, makes news again, this time for a party ~ specifically a singles dance set for Memorial Day weekend. The following article (save for the links I’ve added for your convenience) is as published in the Fargo Forum, a publication which has a nasty habit of blocking their news a day or…


And Religion Taketh

Study Finds Serious Mental Illness Often Dismissed by Local Church: In a recent Baylor study of 293 Christians who approached their local church for assistance in response to a personal or family member’s diagnosed mental illness, Baylor researchers found that more than 32 percent of these church members were told by their church pastor that…


Carnival Of The Liberals

It is my pleasure to be hosting this edition of the Carnival of the Liberals. This is my first time hosting this carnival; it’s been both fun and an awesome responsibility to select from the nearly 50 great entries submitted. Political Bullying, Denial, & Other Errors Of Note: GrrlScientist does more than share Thoughts on Poverty in America;…


Jennifer Cody Epstein On Women Finding Their Way

I’m interviewing author Jennifer Cody Epstein regarding her book, The Painter from Shanghai, on Cult of Gracie tomorrow. Her fascinating and engaging novel is based on the life of Chinese prostitute- turned- post- Impressionist Pan Yuliang, who stunned China and much of the West in the 20’s and 30’s by defiantly painting herself in the nude, which went against pretty…


Republicans Suffer From Dementia & Can’t Understand Satire

First republicans were actually using comedian Steven Colbert’s satirical works to push their agendas, and now ABC reports that the Minnesota Republican Party’s released a letter, signed by a whopping six GOP women, attacking comedian Al Franken who is running for United States Senate in Minnesota. Eight years ago, Franken penned a column for Playboy called “Porn-O-Rama!” in which the former…


Cult of Gracie Radio with Dr. Jane

The very first Cult of Gracie Radio show aired tonight ~ and erred tonight. There were a few mishaps, including my botching the name of the show, but what the heck, I’m human & this was new. However, I had a blast. And that was due in no small part to my guest, Dr. Jane…