Born Secondary

Ophelia Benson of The Free Thinker has written an awesome take down of the blog post we shared a small part of recently by Karl Heitman. You remember Karl? He's the pastor that said he would not allow his daughter to go to college if her motives were not right.  Here is what Ophelia had to say about Heitman's upset at the idea of women being educated like men are: What he means, of course, is that the idea that girls and women are human beings just as boys and men are, and should have access to education just as boys and men do, has infiltrated the Christian culture so thoroughly that even Christians are shocked that he plans to prevent his daughter from getting an education. There's a n … [Read more...]

“Men Need Respect, Women Need Love” – Really?

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsAn anonymous commenter on my last blog post told me this: God, in His wisdom, made man the head of the union between man and his wife. He has created a desire in the woman to be loved, and in the man to be respected, and there is no amount of social re-engineering that can change that. This seems to me to be a good opportunity to address the whole love-vs-respect idea that most male-headship proponents espouse.  Where does this idea come from, that God made women to need love more than respect, and men to need respect more than love-- and that this is a basis for belief in male headship?The chief source of this idea … [Read more...]

News: Jim Bob Duggar’s Rules Apply Even To Married Duggars

by Suzanne TitkemeyerMore Duggars in the media this week. Both Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar are on the cover of US Weekly and they're talking about the expectations of their father carrying over into their entire lives. Very ridiculous rules considering his adult children are just that, adults, capable of making their own rules and knowing their own minds.So what are these rules? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: From Choices to Choice?

Meme posted at Ladies Against Feminism - From Choices to ChoiceDon't quite understand how adding the choice of abortion narrows your life choices or leads to eugenics (they tagged this post under 'eugenics'). What do you think? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Backpedaling Furiously From Vision Forum?

Quoted from Jennifer McBride's blog Noble Womanhood - The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth: A Follow Up Response to Michael FarrisI know the news of HSLDA distancing its self from patriarchy is old news at this point, but this is one of the few blogs I've seen in the Quiverfull/Evangelical/Patriarchy sphere that has spoken out against Farris. Jennifer is quoting Michael Farris of HSLDA from his statement distancing HSLDA from patriarchy and Vision Forum. I would recommend reading her entire posting as she seems to be very bent out of shape that Farris dared to deviate from the Vision Forum stance on the place of women. Wonder how many 'True Christians'(tm) are cancelling … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sacrificing Everything For Your Family?

by Jennifer M. McBride from her book 'Queen of the Home' as posted on her blog Noble Womanhood … [Read more...]

“19 Kids & Counting” Duggar Fans Got Trolled

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeWe've written and posted too many times here at NLQ about TLC's Duggar family, the stars of "19 Kids & Counting".  You can almost tell how well or not so well the show is doing in the ratings and when the premiere of the new season is by the flood of Duggar family related news/gossip that floods the internet. 'The Duggars stop for bagels!' or 'The Duggar Family says all drag queens need Jesus!' Ridiculous minutia everywhere to keep people talking about the show and the Duggars so all that sweet, sweet cash will keep coming on in like manna to TLC and the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar compound.Last season there … [Read more...]

News: Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar’s Wedding Registry

You know it's going to be a slow day in the news when a bunch of news sites like Huffington Post have nothing better to cover than the wedding registry list for reality television stars. According to E! Online they are asking for things like a $139.39 hair straightener and a massaging foot bath.From E! - Our Twelve Favorite Items … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” by Mark Driscoll: review xi-xiv Preface and Introduction

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Ok, so I read four pages of Real Marriage this morning. There’s eleven chapters, so with that plus covering the preface and introduction today, I’m going to try to wrap this up in three months and avoid as much of the “multiple weeks dedicated to one chapter” thing that happened a few times with Captivating. I don’t think you or I could handle it. Like Fascinating Womanhood and Captivating, Real Marriage will inevitably have statements that I agree with, mostly because they’re common sense. And, the first time I read these pages this morning, I thought I could agree with a good portion of what he said in the preface, which i … [Read more...]

5 Degrees of Separation Game: Kevin Swanson Edition

Can you link Drag Queens to Kevin Swanson in five easy steps?Drag Queens like to wear a ton of makeup....      Just like clowns do...            Clowns act silly, just like some recreational pot smokers...          Who like to buy their pot legally in the state of Colorado...             Which … [Read more...]


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