Undocumented Workers: 19 Kids and Other Reality TV Children Part 2

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by PropinquaParallels between reality shows and patriarchal families are striking and dismaying. The Duggar family was strangely off the grid while on camera, recording movies and TV shows in a workplace with no state records whatsoever. Paul Petersen is an advocate for young performers. What he writes about reality shows could also describe the patriarchal movement, with its “family economy” and home schooling. Petersen wrote the following for Ethics Alarms in 2010: … [Read more...]

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Undocumented Workers: 19 Kids and Other Reality TV Children Part 1

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by PropinquaThe Duggar fantasy mega-house was largely funded by Discovery Networks and built by donated labor that Discovery rounded up. Sponsors even helped to stock the food pantry. By implying that one patriarch’s income can support a multitude in fine style, the house stands as Arkansas’ very own evangelical Potemkin village.Until recently, the Duggar house has been one more thing not often discussed: a workplace for adults and children. The TV network’s role in building the compound and the Duggar brand makes this fact almost inescapable. … [Read more...]

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Duggar News: Are Jill & Derick Moving Away From The Duggar Family?

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The Duggars are also in trouble with the American public over a posting they made on Friday after the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality and there's more speculation over worries about a possible Josh Duggar suicide.First news of Jill and Derick Dillard starting a ministry away from the Duggar family and their television show "19 Kids & Counting" This article makes it sound like perhaps this is the first real break-aways from the Duggar family compound. Remember when Derick recently resigned his position as an accountant with Wal Mart? This is what he'll be doing now. … [Read more...]

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Behind Compound Walls: Dueling Duggar Stories – Is Josh Duggar ‘Suicidal’?

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Everything single morning I can count on a couple of things once I get out of bed. 1) The cats will demand food, 2) I will need copious amounts of coffee and 3) there will be a pile of articles involving the Duggar family landing in my email box. Personally I prefer the cats and coffee. One reason why is became many times the stories of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar stories are either generated by their PR firm or they all just contradict the hell out each other. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Jim Bob Duggar Great Dad Allows Consequences for ‘Sinful Behavior’?

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by Michelle Duggar from The Duggar Family.com - 5 Reasons Why Jim Bob Duggar Is A Loving DadEditor's note: In light of what his son Josh did to his own sisters this is just ridiculous to claim. It minimizes the damage done and the criminal nature of Josh's actions while pretending Jim Bob allowed him to face real consequences. For a complete takedown of all the ridiculous things Michelle is claiming about Jim Bob take a look at the Facebook group Duggar Family News: Life is not all pickles and hairspray. They posted a point by point rebuttal to Michelle's words. This is nothing more than a shameless attempt to try and make everyone forget about their recent troubles so that they can … [Read more...]

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Did Jim Bob and Josh Duggar Commit Perjury?

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerIt seems that In Touch Weekly's method of filing for legal documents using the US Freedom of Information Act has caught on with the other tabloids. Looks like Radar Online went on a document fishing expedition looking for legal papers and found the trial transcripts from when Jim Bob and Josh sued several insurance companies for not paying out a claim. … [Read more...]

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What Are DHS Investigating The Duggars For? Plus Assorted Duggar News

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer..and why are they saying that both the Washington County Sheriff's Dept and the Tontitown Police might be opening an investigation as well? Yesterday morning In Touch Weekly released police reports from that recent 911 call made by a DHS worker investigation allegations that a child was in need. Tontitown Police released their documentation that lists it as an ongoing investigation. Expect to seem much more in this new allegation as Tontitown Police investigate and In Touch uses the Freedom of Information Act to get the legal documents.See what was released at In Touch Weekly - Child Services Investigation Into The Duggars Continues As They Remain Silent … [Read more...]

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Your Weekly Duggar Scandal News

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer Oddly enough there are no new legal documents or scandals involving TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" Duggar family coming out of In Touch magazine. Which really surprises me considering the several interviews I saw with the editor handling the Duggar content said things that indicated that what they'd released already was just the tip of the iceberg. … [Read more...]

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On Growing Up Duggar

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundFor months, and for years, I have pleaded with the American public to stop glorifying the Duggar family and to get the Duggars off TV. It has pained me, indeed hurt me, to see a family who grew up in the same subculture as I did, make headlines.I have called 19 kids and Counting, the Duggar’s reality TV show, the Truman Show. Births are filmed and aired on TV. Girls’s virginity are sold to TV advertisers. And the Duggar children never get a taste of the real outside world. In a cult, there is no outside world. Because, in a cult, you are told that everything is more real, more tasteful, and more glorious here, in Christ. … [Read more...]

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News: Jill Duggar Dillard in Labor?

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Looks like there's a strong possibility that either Jill Duggar Dillard has had her baby or she's in labor now. This was posted today. From Dereck Dillard's blog: … [Read more...]

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