Going Against the Flow

Just had to share this extremely relevant cartoon:

This is so true for so many homeschool families I have seen, including the one I grew up in. The parents step out against the flow of society, homeschooling, doing things differently, exercising their independence and autonomy, but they somehow can’t tolerate their children doing the same. “Get back in like with the rest!” they order any child who acts autonomously, embraces independence, and dares to be different from them. And they don’t even recognize their own hypocrisy.

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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