On Feminism and Embracing the Homemaker

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I was fascinated by a recent comment by a reader named Alberta Rose: In the last seven years my son has seen me drift from the women who say “Why aren’t you?” and towards women who say “This is how I live life”. He’s seen me leave behind bitterness, pettiness and jealousy. I’ve become at peace with saying “God blessed us with one child”. I’ve gone from feeling like I let down the Women’s Liberation by placing a higher value on marriage and motherhood to feeling like I’m living life as God would … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Feminism + Housewifery

Wow. When Jill posted her article, Feminism + Housewifery, on Feminste, she knew it would be provocative and controversial. She even ended her post with "Bombs thrown. Discuss away." Basically, Jill takes on the idea that it's just fine for women to choose to stay at home with their children and be housewives, and in the process she brings up a whole array of thought-provoking issues. Remember when I said that I like to think of feminism as a discussion rather than a rule book? This is the sort o … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Homemaking

Sierra of The Phoenix and Olive Branch has started a new series called "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" in which she will address "several aspects of evangelical-fundamentalist life that have good, bad and ugly sides." Her first segment, on homemaking, is now complete.Homemaking: The GoodHomemaking: The BadHomemaking: The Ugly … [Read more...]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Most people start asking themselves that question early. It starts out in preschool, with talk of being fire fighters, doctors, or police. By senior year of high school, the question is asked increasingly frantically. But I didn't ask myself that question until I was in my early twenties. Until then, I had only seen one option: I would be a wife, mother, and homemaker when I grew up. Suddenly and for the first time asking myself, in my early twenties, what I wanted to be when I grew up was … [Read more...]

Abortion, “God’s Plan,” and “Selfish” Women

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I've often said that when I was pro-life it was because I honestly believed the embryo/fetus was a person with a soul. This is true, but there's something more. The reality is that I had no idea what women who found themselves with unplanned pregnancies faced. I had no understanding of the reasons someone would choose to end a pregnancy.I was raised by a stay at home mother who had baby after baby without ever a threat to her health or the family's finances. No pregnancy was planned, but … [Read more...]

Taking Dominion by Doing Laundry

Vision Forum talks a lot about things like multigenerational faithfulness (i.e., your kids should be clones of you) and the importance of taking dominion (i.e., take over the country and institute Biblical law complete with stoning). Naturally, then, they put out resources on topics like "Training Dominion-Oriented Daughters."It appears from the cover of this DVD that daughters take dominion by doing laundry. Nice. I mean seriously, thought goes into cover images like these (we … [Read more...]

It’s about the Daughters

When it comes to the multitude of problems with Christian Patriarchy, it is the position of the daughters that I am most passionate about. The patriarch has it pretty good - he’s the one who gets to call the shots. The sons usually don’t have it so bad either - they’re patriarchs in training. The mothers may spend their lives having baby after baby and they may believe that they’re to submit to the patriarch in everything, but they generally chose this life at some point, and knew what life was l … [Read more...]


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