Sorry Gentlemen, This Homeschooled Girl’s a Feminist

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You know those moments where you step back from something and you're not even sure what you just read? I'm having one of those moments, because I just stumbled upon Louis Markos' article, "Why Homeschooled Girls Are Feminism's Worst Nightmare." Speaking as a homeschooled girl and a feminist, let's see what Louis has to say, shall we?I have become famous (or infamous) at my university for my ability to spot immediately a homeschooled girl, at least the kind of homeschooled girl who majors in … [Read more...]

Let It Go: An Anthem for the Abused and Repressed

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I've read a lot of articles online about Frozen. I've read arguments that Disney was sexist in its adaption of Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen, because it cut out most of the female characters and added romance to the plot. I've read lists of all the things that make Frozen a progressive movie---from everyone's reaction to Anna's engagement to the unquestioning acceptance that a queen can rule a kingdom in her own right.But what I keep coming back to, again and again, is Let It Go. … [Read more...]

Are You a Fool?

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Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of stay at home daughter fame have a quiz on their website called "Are You A Fool?" So, I took it. There are thirteen questions, and after each it shows you a slate of Bible verse that apply to the topic of the question. Here is the score I got:Feel free to take the quiz yourself and report your score in the comments! In case you don't feel like clicking through it, I've put screenshots of each question below. One thing I'll say, this quiz makes it painfully … [Read more...]

It’s About Damn Time, Disney

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In Disney's Frozen, several characters call a princess out when she meets a handsome prince at a ball and falls in love  and gets engaged on the spot. To be honest, when Elsa told Anna "you can't marry a man you just met," I about fell out of my seat. Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty---these Disney movies praise princesses who fall in love and settle their futures on the spot, whether after one ball or after even less. While some of the more recent princesses have been more creative, … [Read more...]

Crosspost: On Child Marriage: Kevin Swanson and Dave Bruehner Defend Phil Robertson

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Kevin Swanson (and Dave Bruehner) have now publicly joined the ranks of Phil Robertson and Matthew Chapman in defense of child marriage. By R. L. StollarOriginally posted on Homeschoolers AnonymousKevin Swanson and Dave Bruehner have now publicly joined with Phil Robertson (in particular) and Matthew Chapman (in general) in defense of child marriage.In their latest Generations with Vision broadcast, “Sexting and Christian Modesty,” Swanson and Bruehner propose that liberals want pre- … [Read more...]

Duck Dynasty Star Endorsed Child Marriage in 2009

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It has just come out that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, so recently suspended over homophobic and racist comments and then reinstated after backlash from his supporters, endorsed child marriage in a sermon in 2009. At a Sportsmen’s Ministry talk in 2009, Robertson had some advice for a young man.“Make sure that she can cook a meal, you need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out,” he said. “Make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if … [Read more...]

Charting Your (Wife’s) Monthly Cycle

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If you're reading the reviews of Michael Pearl's Created To Need A Help Meet, you will know that he recently advised young husbands to track their wives' cycles so they would know in advance when their wives were going to go all hormonal and ballistic on them---when it was their time of the month. Most of those who commented responded in horror to Michael's suggestion, and I was horrified too---but in my case I was also struck by the familiarity.My father tracks my mother's cycle on his own … [Read more...]


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