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...]

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...]

Resources For Recovery From Spiritual Abuse

Many of the emails we get here at No Longer Quivering involve asking for help, either asking for help dealing with the fall out of leaving an abusive cult-like situation or asking for advice or help to get someone else out. Because of the flood of emails coming in asking for help … [Read more...]

“Taking Her Myself” A New Trend in Quiverfull Courtship/Betrothal

by Vyckie Garrison (originally posted at Politicus USA Sept. 9, 2011)“Does God Hate Women?“ author, Ophelia Benson recently shared a note which was posted on Reddit written by a young patriarch describing his “biblical marriage.”  As Bible-believing Baptists who hold to reformed theology, … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap Asked For Reduced Sentence – The Devil Made Him Do It

by CaluluApparently IFB pastor Jack Schaap is asking that he receive a special reduced sentence below the federally mandated minimum of ten years. Why? Because he's claiming that the stress of running his mega-church First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana combined with falling financial resources  put him in a … [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...]

Cultural Impact: Adventures in Recovery

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...]


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