SMM: Chapter 4—Dominion and Helping Our Fathers

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A Guest Post by KateOriginally posted Time To Live, FriendThought the nightmarish Chapter 4 was over? Nope, there’s so much more (pun intended).The Botkins have established (albeit, unconvincingly) that a woman, whether married or single, is to be a helpmeet. Now, they begin discussing Dominionism, God’s plan for the world, and how girls are to help their fathers in their vision. Girls are not to have their own visions. They are simply to accept their father’s vision.And how are g … [Read more...]

And You Wonder Why I See the Right as Anti-Woman . . .

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I recently spent several hours arguing about abortion. The conversation started when a man I'd known during college scoffed at the idea that Republicans are anti-woman and said "actually, it's the progressives who have the truly anti-woman position, what with their support of the abortion industry that harms so many women." I read that statement and couldn't just leave it.I explained to him that what harms women are the situations to at they find themselves in, not abortion itself, and that if … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Dogs, Soldiers, and Disturbing Analogies

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To Train Up A Child, pp. 2---3 OBEDIENCE TRAININGMost parents don't think they can train their little children. Training does not necessarily require that the trainee be capable of reason; even mice and rats can be trained to respond to stimuli. Careful training can make a dog perfectly obedient. If a seeing-eye dog can be trained to reliably lead a blind man through the obstacles of a city street, shouldn't a parent expect more out of an intelligent child? A dog can be trained not to touch … [Read more...]

Female Heroines and Sexual Harassment

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Sadly, the title of this post may be a little misleading. Namely, I've found some interesting links/drawings regarding female heroines and sexual harassment, separately, and because I found some of them from the same source I thought I'd share them together in one place. However, if someone wants to write a guest post about female heroines and sexual harassment, let me know, because that sounds like an awesome post. :PFirst I want to start with a cartoon drawn by Jim C. Hines:The man who … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Anticipation (Michael Talks about Sex)

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 15---20In this Chapter, Michael talks about his first love, sex, and his first sex.  Get ready. [9 year-old Michael walks down the road after Bible school and sees a girl in a pretty dress.  He walks on the other side of the road and tries to walk "with her"]  I never spoke.  She never looked at me, but I studied her profile and her dainty little walk.  It was the most amazing and wonderful thing … [Read more...]

A Stroll in History: Suffragette Postcards

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I recently came upon a scattering of old suffragette postcards via the Atlantic and I thought I'd share. Some are pro and some are anti, and I'm betting you'll be able to figure out which are which! I didn't even know this was a thing! There are more here as well. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Pick a Girl with Low Self Esteem (Yes Really)

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 140-141 In the coming pages, we will discuss how we need to cook, clean, take care of your children, etc. These are important and necessary, but the buck always stops right here at the action word reverence. A man will allow his woman many, many faults, as long as he knows that she thinks he is great. If she will just look into his face with adoration, if she is thankful to him for loving her, he will adore her. She can dress awful, be grossly overweight, have t … [Read more...]


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