CTNAHM: Twits, Sluts, and Slut Makers


A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 117---119Last time, we talked about the Command Man's weaknesses. We're still discussing these weaknesses. And through it all, I am so very confused at Michael. It seems like, sometimes, Michael has no idea how he perceived outside of his church circle. Or if he does, he doesn't care. I could give examples, but I'll let him make the point for me. On we go! Exhortation to the Command ManEven … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: The Catch 22


Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 202---204We're still in the section on modesty, and here we get to the question of pants, which is a heated topic in so many fundamentalist circles. Once we're through that, we'll get a taste of what Debi thinks of fat* women, and in getting said taste we'll touch on an important Catch-22 women face in the purity culture Debi promotes. What About Pants? We cannot leave this subject without dealing with an issue that comes up over and over again. Is it … [Read more...]

Is Having Been a Homeschool Kid Really Not Enough?


I wrote earlier this week about some of the ways some homeschool parents have been dismissing homeschool alums speaking out in favor of more legal safeguards and protections for homeschooled children. This week Al Jazeera initiated the hashtag #homeschoolkid asking for people's experiences, and I came upon this:Just in case you're confused, the "CRHE" she is referring to is the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, whose board is made up of homeschool alums. She might as well have said … [Read more...]

A Home for Benjamin and Skye: Adopted into Hell

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CTNAHM: Surprising Introspection from Michael—Sort Of

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally Posted on Yllom MormonCreated to Need a Help Meet, pp. 116---117Today we are talking about the Command Man's greatest weakness. And I have to say, I'm surprised at what Michael thinks it is. Does he handle the subject well? Does he offer feasible techniques for overcoming said weakness? Hahaha. I'll let you guess. The Command Man's Greatest WeaknessThe Command Man's greatest weakness is confidence in his hormones---in his innate nature. He trusts … [Read more...]

No, Explanations Are NOT a Problem


I have to admit, I rarely come upon things that do this much of a dance on my blood pressure. But this . . . wow. It's an article from Shepherd Press, reposted by conservative Christian actor Kirk Cameron on his blog. It is called "The Problem with Explanations." Throughout this piece, I'm going to assume that Kirk Cameron posted it on his blog because he agrees with it. Let's take a look, shall we? God has not called parents to explain but to train. Explanations often lead to frustration and … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Why I am a Radical Activist for All Things Evil


A Guest Post by Ryan StollarOriginally posted on Overturning TablesI’ve never thought of myself as a radical activist. I’ve never fought for something that I thought was “evil.” What I value most in life are compassion, love, and respect. Compassion for the abused, love for my neighbor, and respect for marginalized voices. I fight for these things, so I guess in that sense I am an activist.But somehow, over the years, I have found myself maligned by old friends, distant acquain … [Read more...]