The Burqa Experience: Getting Groceries

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by CaluluJanuary 13th, 2013 – Culpeper, VirginiaToday I decided to venture out to my local favorite grocery store wearing a hijab. I’ve not gotten brave enough to wear one of my abayas along with a hijab, niqab or burqa yet. Based on the reaction … [Read more...]

Two Simple Statements

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by SamanthaBy the time I was a sophomore at an extremely conservative Christian college, I had gone through twelve years at an IFB church and been manipulated and bullied by quiverful and patriarchal teachings. My family had been excommunicated from the church, and friends I had … [Read more...]

Discovering Sex and Confronting “What Do Women Want?”

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 by Becoming WorldlyI have heard the question of “what do women want?” posed as a philosophical consideration, as more of an existential crisis or emergency question, and as just a plain old whiny complaint. For years I was confused by it but today I have an answer, a real answer for anyone who is still asking, who still doesn’t know. First I want to tell you how … [Read more...]

Gender Roles and Responsibility – Part 2

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by Kristen RosserIn Part 1 I said, “Ultimately, we are all responsible for ourselves and our own actions.”  This means we cannot be ultimately responsible for anyone but ourselves.  Even with our children, our goal is to teach them self-responsibility so that they can become full adults.  Responsibility for ourselves is foundational to … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Collinsville, Alabama – Purposely Veiling For the First Time

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by CaluluToday is World Hijab Day. This is how the BBC describes the purpose of Non-Muslim ladies veiling for today. World Hijab Day is designed to counteract these controversies. It encourages non-Muslim women (or even Muslim women who do not ordinarily wear one) to don the hijab and experience what it’s like to do so, as part of a bid to foster better understanding. … [Read more...]

Was I Spiritually Abused?

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by Becoming Worldly(Welcome to NLQ new SASBN member Becoming Worldly!)I was just asked if I could add my blog to No Longer Quivering, a site for people who have left and are speaking out against the Quiverfull movement and people who are interested in learning about such things. My blog will now be cross-posted … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Bessemer, Alabama – The Accidental Start of the Project

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by CaluluBessemer Alabama – The Accidental Start of the ProjectThis holiday season I'd been traveling around the southern part of the US to see various family and friends. Our travels took me from Texas through Virginia, going through many of the southern states.Initially I thought I would start … [Read more...]

Judy Kay Jones – “Midwife from Hell” Tells Her Patients to Shut Up

by Vyckie Garrison Judy Kay Jones - the "midwife from hell" who attended me at home and nearly got me killed twice and who is currently facing manslaughter charges in the death of a Nebraska baby, wrote the following "advice" which she uses to prepare her client families to cover up her incompetence … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Homeschooling

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by Libby AnneQuestion 1: Why and when did your parents originally decide to homeschool? Did their reasons for homeschooling change over time?Joe:My family knew nothing about homeschooling until we met the esteemed, Bill Gothard.  Then, when … [Read more...]

Guns & Patriarchy

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by CaluluDoes the woman in the picture look like a lethal threat to you?Yesterday I lived through what had to be one of the more difficult days I've experienced in a lifetime. I spent from early morn till late afternoon waiting to be questioned as a possible juror in a local murder trial.Why was it so hard? Couple … [Read more...]


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