CTNAHM: More About Women’s Nature

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally post on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 35---38Last time, I started on Chapter 4, which begins a huge list of the reasons men need their wives.  Sometimes the text makes good points, yet the theme of every section seems to be something along the lines of "your wife needs you to need her.  Your wife's womanly nature (from God) makes her want to meet your (as a man) needs.  Let her. If you don't let your wife meet your needs, bad things wil … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Talk To Your Husband about How You Feel? Ha!

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 147-148This chapter starts out fairly tame by Debi's standards . . . and then turns into a train reck before you have a chance to so much as blink. As a reminder, Debi is now going through the various character traits that Titus 2 instructs the older women to teach to the younger women. This installment begins Debi's chapter titled "To Be Sober." A sober wife is one who faces the fact that she is no longer a freewheeling individual, with time to do as she … [Read more...]

A Few Leave . . . but Others Stay

Walk away

I recently read a post by Lana that made me think about everyone I left behind when I left my conservative evangelical patriarchal homeschool upbringing. With all the [ex] conservative homeschooler blogs out there nowadays, people may be under the impression that homeschool fundamentalism has virtually disappeared among homeschool alumni. To be sure, this Christian movement among homeschool graduates is dying a very slow and painful death. But it is so far from over, and I have so many friends … [Read more...]

The Lesson of the 2013 MTV VMAs: Being Sexual While Female Is Worse Than Being Rapey or Racist

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So. Miley Cyrus. It seems she sang a song at the 2013 MTV VMAs.Mostly I've just been watching the multiple conversations going on about Miley's performance. But since the discussion hasn't shown any signs of letting up yet, I thought I'd dip my toe in. But since so much has been said already, I want to do so by highlighting some of the work of others, and also by opening the floor for commenters to post additional articles they thought were particularly thought-provoking---or particularly … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: What Your Woman Needs to Be Happy

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally post on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 33---35Previously, I had been posting whole chapters.  However, this chapter is a ginormous 30 pages, so I'm going to break it into smaller sections. How Do I Need Thee? Let Me Count the WaysA man needs a woman with his entire being---body, soul, and spirit.  Every man knows his body needs his wife, but many do not know that their souls and spirits also have a deep need that only she can meet.   … [Read more...]

Problematizing “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage”

Ida B. Wells

Earlier today I posted this video at the end of a post on women and the vote:I am reposting it because in searching it on youtube and embedding it in the post I was suddenly confronted with something that I had not noticed before. Something I should have noticed before. Something I shouldn't have had to only realize after my eyes strayed to a youtube comment.The video has no women of color. While some white suffragettes believed in racial equality and at least verbally spoke in … [Read more...]

If Women Won’t Vote My Way . . . They Shouldn’t Vote

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One argument against women voting that I didn't mention in my recent post on the subject is that women lean left. The blog post I responded to mentioned that here: Based on the Bible, it is wrong for women to exercise authority over men. However, women voting can lead to a passing of laws that the majority of men would oppose. One example of this is abortion – more than 50% of men are against it, but more than 50% of women are for it, which is why it is legal. Interestingly enough, abortion is … [Read more...]


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