Quoting Quiverfull: Disease Caused Only by What You Eat?

by Anonymous at Crown of Beauty Magazine - Skinny Girls EatEditor's note: Found this bit in a long posting about accepting yourself the way you are and giving dieting advice. I was looking for something on the subject of modesty since it's almost bikini/modesty verklempting time in fundytown. But I stumbled instead on this piece that actually had some decent advice for young gals about their bodies and healthy eating. Pleased to see that for a change instead of the usual shaming and blaming. But then I saw this --- another not entirely truth and sometimes harmful idea of health that loves to float around the Quiverfull Evangelical world --- that all illness can be overcome with natural … [Read more...]

How Men Can Help Women – 21 Things

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyEditor's note: Seeing that yesterday was International Women's Day I thought these are great words to think about... and hope some of the guys that need this the most see it. Wise words from Heather Doney.Given that it’s international women’s day, I figured I’d say something about being a woman, but then I realized what I felt today was missing was a message to men. Men need to be the change we seek. So here are 21 important things men who want to be good to women can do:1.) Never catcall women. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Effeminate Worst Thing Ever?

by Tim Bayly of the Bayly Blog - On the Election: A Prophet in Our MidstEditor's note: Picked this curious bit out of a standard Evangelical ranting about how they must band together and vote in Donald Trump as the Christian savior of American politics. This piece starts the article and it seems curious and bizarre to be this obsessional about what is effeminate. Which begs the question: What are all these manly men so afraid of here? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kaitlyn Jenner Robs You of Your Woman Card?

by Tim Bayly from the Bayly Blog - Bruce Jenner is a Leech on Our Wives and DaughtersEditor's note: Ridiculous assertions in word salad form claiming that Kaitlyn/Bruce Jenner is somehow robbing women of femininity by her decision to live as a woman? Really? He cannot explain how that's happening. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Fat Kids Allowed?

by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy - Why I Don't Have Fat KidsEditor's note: This was published this very morning and as soon as my eyes fell upon the title my mouth popped open and I gagged. How horrible she is both fat shaming and parent shaming. Isn't it possible she has thin children because her husband is a lousy supporter? Is she one of the daughters living in grinding poverty with a man that either refuses to work or works very little? I will agree that it is important to teach your children nutrition and to feed them properly, but this, there are no words. Michael Pearl's abusive nature unto the next generation.  … [Read more...]

Junior High Gym Class — 1970s

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImage from The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThe black framed glasses? Welfare glasses. As soon as I saved up enough money to buy wire-rimmed glasses, I ditched the glasses. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 Chapter 6

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the book in blue textChapter 5 went really fast.  Chapter 6 feels like it will never end.Overarching Themes:Modesty in women starts with denying your own skills.... "The subject of modesty has already been covered from head to toe by other, much wiser authors, so we'll keep this short." (pg. 102) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Husband Doesn’t Love You Anymore Until You Give Him Your Whole Body?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why Doesn't My Husband Love Me Anymore? and as usual linked through Do Not Link to keep Larry's overweening ego in check. Red highlighting and bolding from the original by Larry.Editor's note: This long post of Larry's is a rationalization as to why guys like him don't hold hands, or shower you with flowers and compliments or treat you the same way after they marry you. Larry is chock full of wretchedly vile advice that you could do to get a little better treatment again, without putting any onus or responsibility on the husband. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If You Want Your Man to Find You Attractive You Have to ‘Earn’ it?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles – What if I Don’t Have an Hour Glass Figure as always safely linked through Do Not LinkEditor's note: Here we get to the last part of this entire body shaming screed of Larry's, his take on weight and marriage. He thinks it's perfectly fine for men to gain weight after they've married, but insists that women do not gain weight if possible because they have to 'earn' their husband's love, acceptance and attraction. What a punitive punishing thought! Starting to sound like a set up to justify bringing another wife in and practicing polygamy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Hate Men That Only Like ‘Perfect’ Women?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles – What if I Don’t Have an Hour Glass Figure as always safely linked through Do Not LinkEditor's note: Larry finally goes into full on fat shaming in this bit. If he was so repulsed by this woman's body why on earth did he keep going out with her? No sparks? Stop the thing after the first date. Don't drag out the torture on yourself and heighten the expectations of the other person. … [Read more...]