Homeschool Reflection: Learning Together

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A Guest Post by Emily My parents didn’t set out to homeschool. The fluke of my birthdate put me either the youngest or the oldest of my class, and after being the youngest in kindergarten my parents decided to homeschool for a year before first grade. That year went so well that they homeschooled for another, then another, reevaluating each year. My mom thoroughly enjoyed the experience and my dad supported it wholeheartedly, though was not often involved in hands-on teaching. I have one y … [Read more...]

Guest Post: . . . But I’m Still a Christian!

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A Guest Post by Perfect Number This post is a rant against evangelicals' insistence that being Christian means voting Republican. The author was raised in a conservative evangelical home but has drifted to the left on her social positions even as she still identifies as Christian. Please be respectful in your comments.   People are going to say I’m not a Christian.Because I support gay rights. Clearly, I must be rejecting “the bible’s clear teaching on homosexuality.” A real Christian would … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Single Moms Turned Lesbian

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 67-72Debi's purpose in this entire section is to make her readers terrified of the thought of divorce. Her goal is to make sure that her readers won't even think of leaving their husbands (no matter how miserable they are or whether they are abused) and that her readers will be so afraid of their husbands leaving them that they'll do anything to keep them. Her purpose is not to help her readers learn how to foster healthy relationships or a healthy sense of … [Read more...]

Fascinating Video: Dutch Men Experience Labor

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Last month, two dutch men experienced labor. Or at least, they came as close as cis men can come to experiencing labor. They strapped themselves to machines that simulated labor by tightening their stomach muscles, and set a goal to get through two hours of it. You can watch the results for yourself.I think their responses look pretty darn accurate. What say you? … [Read more...]

On Chivalry, Opening Doors, and Basic Humanity

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Chivalry. There was a time when men opened doors for women, but now we have lost all of that. Honor, bravery, chivalry. And now, if a guy holds a door for a woman he has to worry about the possibility of being dressed down for his effort by a man-hating feminist. Or so goes the narrative I was taught growing up in an overtly patriarchal home. And it's a narrative that's not hard to find using google. Men are confused, these articles say. To hold the door or not hold the door? Women don't … [Read more...]

“Men Are Strong” and “Women Are Weak”

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Tennessee Republican Congressman John Duncan explains why he doesn't think his opposition to the Violence Against Women Act is a bad thing: "Every bill is given a motherhood-and-apple-pie title," Duncan said outside the House chamber. "But if you voted [based] on the title, you'd vote for every bill up here. If we'd all done that, the country would have crashed a long time ago."So this is another bill with a motherhood-and-apple-pie title," he added.Passed in 1994 and renewed twice without … [Read more...]

Teenage Boys and Pedophilia: Evangelical Purity Teachings Blur the Line

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Last week I briefly mentioned Debi Pearl's suggestion that working mothers should worry that the babysitters they hire to watch their kids might have their boyfriends over for sex on the job. I pointed out that if you're worried that your babysitter isn't trustworthy, you should find another, and that there are plenty of responsible teenage girls out there. One reader responded with this comment: Geneder essentialism alert! Boys can babysit as well. Yes, yes they can, but not in Debi's world, … [Read more...]


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