Memorial Day Weekend Wrap Up

When planning my posts for this past weekend, I didn’t think about the fact that it was Memorial Day weekend. Since people are generally online less over a holiday weekend, I probably should have slowed down on posting. Except I didn’t. So I thought I would offer a sort of link wrap up for the posts I put up over the weekend. Enjoy!

What Feminism Means to Me

Raised Quiverfull: Homeschooling Complete

Worthwhile Reads: Marriage, the Bible, Sex, and Modesty

Marital Blind Spots: Miming Our Parents’ Mistakes

Worthwhile Reads: Dateable: Am I?

Raised Quiverfull: Purity, Q. 1

Interesting Parallels: Patriarchy in Islam and Christianity

Dear Libby: How Can I Help My Cousins?

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

    Well, I’m glad you did post a lot. It has been quite a depressing weekend and your reading your posts and links has helped me keep my mind of things so thanks a lot =)

  • Carol

    Hi Libby Anne, even though it was a holiday, I read your posts. I stop off here nearly every day. You posted about the similarities between fundamentalist cultures and I am in the midst of reading a book my mom and all her friends have read:

    http://www.amazon.com/Unorthodox-Scandalous-Rejection-Hasidic-Roots/dp/1439187002/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1338306959&sr=8-2

    The legalism is similar, the modesty requirements are similar, the philosophy and reasoning are similar. When my son was born I shared a room in a hospital with a Hasidic woman who just gave birth to her 5th son. At that time I was so giddy and in love with my newborn (which was a new feeling for me, I felt overwhelmed when my first was born) I asked if she was going to have more. She nearly bit my head off. Oy, what a stupid question. Also, I know an orthopedist whose female Hasidic patients, are not allowed to be alone with him or talk to him, the husband has to do all the talking. The doctor got so frustrated that finally made the men sign in writing that the women patients be allowed to talk for themselves. They need to see this doctor, their bodies are wrecked from having so many babies.

    Anyhow, I think you’ll enjoy the book.


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