SMM: The One Where Hierarchy Is Equality

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A Guest Post by KateOriginally posted on Time To Live, FriendSo Much More, Chapter 6 Part 2 “The goal of Marx’s feminism was to Marxise the thinking of women, then men, then the entire culture. Notice how women were first on their list? Recall that Satan targeted a woman first, too. God’s enemies have recognized that women are not only the weaker vessels, and consequently more easily led, but they are incredibly influential over their husbands (think of Even again) and children, and they … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Blessed Mother, Don’t Have Mercy

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 8, part 2This section is the remainder of the "Selective Subjugation" chapter. BLESSED MOTHER, HAVE MERCYA number of times I have observed the difficult situation where one parent (usually the less sentimental father) is firm in training for obedience, but the other (usually the mother) gives in to sympathy and is slack to demand instant obedience. During the day while the father is away, the mother begs, nags, threatens, and after a while becomes … [Read more...]

“Homeschool Girls” Speak Back

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Last week I wrote about Louis Markos' article, "Why Homeschool Girls Are Feminism's Worst Nightmare." Today I want to highlight three comments by other "homeschool girls" like myself. I thought these three comments were particularly insightful, and did not want them to be simply buried in that comment thread.First comes Lasselanta's comment. I have met Dr. Markos once or twice. He is engaging, lively, and a good speaker, and his students enjoy his classes. He also frequently falls into the … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Turn Your Husband in for Physical Abuse—Then Take Him Back

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 120---122We are continuing in the section titled "Make Her or Break Her". And yes, it's as bad as you think. Trigger warnings for abuse. A Command Man's wife wears a heavier yoke than do most women, but if you cause her experience to be rewarding she will double and triple your life's work. She will quadruple your joy and you will become more than your mama ever dreamed. It's interesting that … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Bad Bob

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 204---207Alright, story time! I've been waiting for this section for ages because . . . well.If you're new here, you've stumbled upon my page by page review of Debi Pearl's how to be a good wife manual Created To Be His Help Meet. Debi Pearl and her husband Michael run No Greater Joy Ministries, a fundamentalist ministry popular among conservative Christian homeschoolers. Michael is also the author of To Train Up A Child, a child rearing manual which I hav … [Read more...]

When Homeschool Parents Call Other Parents “Selfish”

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I was raised in the homeschool movement. I grew up on its ideas and its rhetoric. And yet, I send Bobby to daycare and Sally to preschool and will be sending both to public school when they are old enough. This runs smack up against the ideals of good parenting I was raised with, and in the eyes of some homeschool parents, it de facto makes me selfish. I was reminded of this by a facebook comment by a homeschool parent I noticed in the discussion of Virginia's HJ 92.I highlight this co … [Read more...]

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...]


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