Worthwhile Reads: The Men of Christian Patriarchy

It seems so often that what is written about Christian Patriarchy focuses on the women, being both written by women and written about the problems this ideology and lifestyle brings to women. (Lisa of Broken Daughters wrote a post recently hypothesizing on why that might be.) Today I want to point you to a couple of posts looking at the male perspective and the male experience.

For Christian Patriarchy’s effects on men, see Complementarian Teachings Hurt Men Too, by Darcy of Darcy’s Heart Stirrings

For a male perspective, see the series Joe of Incongruous Circumspection has been writing debunking Bill Gothard’s marriage manual for wives:


Part 1a

Part 1b – Women? Goals? Who are YOU kidding?

Part 1c – Men are fragile, women are manipulative fools

Part 1d – Husbands are omniscient and wives MUST give sex

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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.

  • Paula G V aka Yukimi

    I had always thought that even if this subculture is abusive against men too, even if they left they had less trouble fitting in the normal world and that’s why there were less of them blogging about the issues of CP/QF but learning some more about it has made me realise I was simplifying it.

    I love IC’s posts, especially the series Snipped! but I’ve only skimmed this series because I was too saturated of Gothard and bible verses. Well, time to put up with Gothard. That sounds creepier that I meant it… XP