Why Do People “Drink The Koolaid”?

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by Kristen RosserOver at No Longer Quivering they have been talking about why people-- and particularly why women-- get involved with repressive, spiritually abusive, authoritarian religion.  Why is it, for instance, that so many women are drawn into-- and drag their sometimes reluctant husbands into-- the … [Read more...]

Are you part of the pants, pants revolution?

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by Sierra2012-13 is the Winter of the Pants. Will you join the party?On December 16, 2012, Mormon feminists declared Wear Pants to Church Day, inviting participants to, well, wear pants to church, ‘in solidarity with those of us who seek gender equality everywhere, including the LDS church. And when … [Read more...]

Is This Modest?

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by CaluluYesterday afternoon I was doing a ramble around the interwebs when I ran across this article by Jezebel.com. It was titled "Batshit Ridiculous Modesty Website Reminds You Women Just Can't Win" and was about a modesty website.After I read it I started thinking I'd seen the … [Read more...]

Unconditional Respect = Participation Trophies?

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by Love. Learning. Liberty.Growing up I always had a special attraction to World War II stories.  I was taught to lionize Corrie Ten Boom and others who stood up against the Nazis, risking their lives to protect others.  I fell in love with Dietrich Boenhoffer.  I read Alexander … [Read more...]

We thought modesty made us timeless

by SierraI grew up wearing “holiness.” I’ll wait for a moment so you can finish making jokes. You know you want to.Holiness hair in action.Usually associated with Pentecostals, “holiness” dress has several elements: … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: A Gendered Childhood Part 2

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by Libby AnneRaised Quiverfull Introduction — A Gendered ChildhoodQuestion 3: In what ways were boys and girls in your family expected to dress or act differently from each other? Were there certain things it was appropriate for girls to do but not boys, and vice versa?Joe:Not really.  If we were … [Read more...]

Cultural Impact: Adventures in Recovery

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by CaluluWhile I've been away from home this last week one of the things I did with extended family was attend the local theater. The featured show was a live production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” We watched for the … [Read more...]

Millipede: Part 40 The End

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by MillipedeAs I related in my earlier posts, my family was indispensable when I made the decision to leave my husband. So I say again; if you are on good terms with you family, keep them that way despite any … [Read more...]

A Sea Change Christmas

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by Calulu Merry Christmas from NLQ! For many of us here our traditions and doings around the holidays have changed since we're left behind all that is quiverfull or whatever brand of fundamentalism you were enmeshed with. Sometimes you must tweak … [Read more...]

You can’t stop the reign of guns and patriarchy without talking about religion

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by SierraAmericans have come to expect certain conversations after public shooting incidents. It’s a stain on our national discourse that we have such a thing as a “generic” response to mass murder, but we all know what it is. Gun control and mental health are … [Read more...]


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