Gender Roles & Responsibility: Part 1

by Kristen Rosser[Editorial Note: This article is intended for those readers who have chosen to accept the Bible as authoritative for faith and practice. If you are not one of those readers, please be understanding of the intended audience and refrain from commenting on the assumptions on which it is based. Please refrain from this pertains to all Christians everywhere and show some respect for the writer please. For more info on the site please visit - Is NLQ an Atheist Website?]This question was recently asked in a comment on my blog:Q:  I had a discussion with my pastor and his wife today about some of the issues I've been thinking on. They are strongly complementarian and are … [Read more...]

Suggestions to End Clergy Abuse

Posted today at Richmond Outreach Center Recovery Group:Good advice for any church or organization.The following recommendations were made by a former member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond Indiana for consideration … [Read more...]

Why Do People “Drink The Koolaid”?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submission & Abuse?

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers … [Read more...]

Are you part of the pants, pants revolution?

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?

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...]

Prospect.org: Purity Culture is Rape Culture

by SierraTrigger warning: The linked article contains a graphic description of gang rape. In fact, the warning applies to all of the links in this post.E.J. Graff at The American Prospect writes, in Purity Culture is Rape Culture: Too many people still conceive of rape as a man’s overwhelming urge to enjoy the body of a woman who has provoked him by being attractive and within reach. As is true in many “traditional” … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison Podcast on Cognitive Dissonance

Vyckie Garrison of No Longer Quivering appeared on the Cognitive Dissonance podcast - http://dissonancepod.com/?p=428 … [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...]

Modesty, Body Policing and Empowerment: The Hijab (Part One)

by SierraThe Guardian recently published an article by Nadiya Takolia titled “The hijab has liberated me from society’s expectations of women.” It’s far from the first of its kind; indeed, the Muslim feminist blogosphere is really … [Read more...]