Not Quoting Quiverfull: Jennyfer Austin – Another Story of Identity Abuse in the World of Homeschooling

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from UK's Daily Mail - Abused, Isolated, and Offered For a $25,000 Arranged MarriageIn the wake of Alecia Pennington's revelations of identity abuse at the hands of her homeschooling parents here's another young woman who has suffered some of the same trials as Alecia. The big difference is that Jennyfer Austin was able to get her identity papers from her mother before leaving the extreme fundamentalist Christian lifestyle.Article has a nice mention of R.L. Stollar's Homeschoolers Anonymous and HARO survey on identity abuse in homeschooling. … [Read more...]

I Dated Christian Grey

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsEditor's note: Samantha wrote an excellent piece with the same title for The Mary Sue - I Dated Christian Grey that sparked some thought provoking dialogue in the comments. Loved this bit: All of this is what happens in the early stages of any abusive relationship, especially with an abuser who uses “BDSM” to disguise his intentions. Victims are instructed by their abusers to view the abuse as normal, and normalcy asspecial. Anastasia Steele and I were so brave any time we dared to “stand up” to him, and Christian and my abuser were so unbelievably wonderful for having brief moments of normal human decency. The danger in  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Grey Isn’t a ‘Real Man’?

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by Tamara Rajakariar from Mercantor Net and as quoted and reposted by Ladies Against Feminism - A real man vs Mr GreyEditor's note: The ladies at LAF are still rattling on about the evils of the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and ignoring the Christian film response to the movie 'Old Fashioned' This isn't the only new link they've posted against 'Fifty Shades' since a few days ago. Why is this film so threatening to them beside the fact that there is absolutely no mentions of faith in it? It has a merciless dominating male in it, just like in the Christian Patriarchy Movement they all follow, who forces a woman to submit in every way to him. You'd think they might find the … [Read more...]

Buckling That Swash – Please?

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by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo Last week, the operatic world was in something of a flutter, at least many female opera fans were.  It was quite simple.  You take 1 incredibly good looking man with the best baritone voice of our generation, and put him in that shirt, and we lose our minds. Trust me, part of it is THE SHIRT.  There should be a law requiring men wear shirts like this. They are romantic, in every sense of the word: romance. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Indoctrinating Your Children Jack Hyles Style?

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by Jack Hyles of Hyles-Anderson College and First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana from his book "How To Rear Infants"Editor's note: This was posted on Bruce Gerencser's blog and it reveals the way that children (and everyone else) are pressured to worship the preacher in Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches. That theology has not worked out well, has it, if you go by the examples of Hyles, Jack Schaap and countless other IFB preachers who've ended their careers in scandals born from their absolute control over others. … [Read more...]

How Do We Tell Who The Real Victim Is?

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal In recent times, I've been following developments in the story of Julie McMahon vs Tony Jones, which first surfaced last year in the comments section of this blog post.Since that time, emotions have run high. People have taken sides and tried to shut down opposing voices. Names have been called and accusations thrown around. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Abominations Dooming America?

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by Colin Campbell of Meat For Men - The Holy Institution of Marriage Under AttackEditor's note: Nancy Campbell's other half sounds off on the situation in Alabama where although homosexual citizens are legally allowed to marry many jurisdictions in that state are refusing to comply with the law allowing their marriage. He proclaims at the end that his words are 'not hate speech' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Ladies Against Feminism Losing It Over ’50 Shades of Grey’

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from Ladies Against Feminism and the seven quoted articles they tagged about sex, perversion and the movie '50 Shades of Grey'. Editor's note: Wow, seven articles about sexuality, pornography and what LAF considers perversion in just a couple of days? Sounds like someone has some sexuality issues they're working out. They don't even put up this many articles at once about abortion near Right To Life Sunday. For years at NLQ we've theorized that large parts of the patriarchy is obsessed with sex, as much sex as they can get, like the Pearl's honeymoon tale or Vaughn Ohlman's insistence you get married young to keep from committing sexual sin, but we've never examined the female psyche in … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Science Monitor Picks Up Alecia Pennington Story

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From The Christian Science Monitor - Alecia Pennington can't prove she's an American - or that she even exists. What would you do?Editor's note: Be sure and read the entire article. Thankfully this terrible story is being picked up by the world's mainstream press as I've seen articles on Alecia Pennington's situation from press as far away as Australia. The total power many over-controlling homeschooling parents hold and exercise over their adult children is demeaning and disgraceful. It should be illegal to withhold identification documentation from an adult child. It is extremely abusive - Identification Abuse.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Religious Reasons For Homeschooling Are The Best?

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by Jeramy Anderson from Persevero News - Homeschool: The Default Editor's note: Anderson seems to be saying that academic excellence doesn't matter, only that you keep your children away from anything that isn't religious. He needs to ask Alecia Pennington and others coming out of the movement how well that worked out... … [Read more...]


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