Modesty in the House of Representatives – Mainstreaming Quiverfull Ideas

Not sure if anyone else has been following this story but apparently Paul Ryan - Speaker of the House - has been recently enforcing old dress codes in the U.S. House of Representatives by using the Quiverfull hyper-modesty standards. He's not allowing professional women wearing sleeveless dresses or outfits or open toed shoes access into the house. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Judging Potential Suitors?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Do You Want to Get Married?Editor's note: Debi continues on in her theme that women in the 20 to 30+ year old range who've been carefully homeschooled are driving men away in droves by judging potential suitors harshly. Then she orders you to stop that, giving simplistic suggestions on how to overcome a lifetime of judgmentalism. Oh Mrs. Pearl! Thanks for the laughs. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Non-Submitting Women Are Sinning!?

by Trey - pious, pontificating, patriarchal, pusillanimous Trey who comments at Lori Alexander's blog and attacks negative reviews on Amazon that do not think Lori's book is the 'MOST AMAZING THING EVER!' From The Transformed Wife - Refusing to Submit is Living in SinEditor's note: Trey is a real judgmental nasty piece of work. I feel sorry for anyone married to him because all he ever does in the comments is foam at the mouth at women or lavish kisses on someone's derriere. At my old church the behavior between him and Lori would have been viewed as 'Emotional infidelity' and both of them would have been ordered to repent or leave the church, even if the relationship was merely online. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Everything Women Do is Wrong?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: So this is the last part of what Debi thinks you should not be like. Next piece Debi makes some, um, interesting interpretation of the Proverbs 31 woman. Blows my mind that she thinks that saying your husband would not allow you to do something is an evil cop out. This is a religion that forbids any type of independent action or thought, constantly using the excuse of the husband not being served by these things. You really cannot do a darn thing right in this theology. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Working Women Cursed?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Women Are ExaltedEditor's note: Nancy is back to claiming that working outside of the home is some sort of curse that will kill everything in your path instead of what it actually is, a choice every woman must make for herself. Nancy seeks to return everyone to the choice less world of the 1950s. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wives Submission Saves Husbands From Hell?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Are My Teachings Dangerous?Editor's note: Love is patient, love is kind according to the scriptures, but there is nothing, let me say that again, NOTHING that indicates women are personally responsible for the salvation of their husbands. This is what dangerous extra Biblical extrapolation looks like! Emphasis below mine. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sexual Assault Victims Caused Their Assaults?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - The Time I Was Never Nearly RapedEditor's note: What's that scripture about our words? Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks? Lori wrote a long blog post trying to rebut someone's take on a story she told about being on a date in high school and the boy being what we old timers might call a 'masher', a guy that tries to push you farther sexually than you are willing to go. That's the problem with 'stories', what might seem like no big deal to you might sound like near rape to someone else, or visa versa. But this paragraph, blaming women for their own assaults is just jaw dropping in it's evil misogyny. Lori is merely lucky, not … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Questioning Your Husband Destroys Your Marriage?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy – Questions a Wife Can Ask to Tear Her House DownEditor's note: Debi offers no explanation on how these last two questions affect the husband. One isn't even something you'd say to your husband, but to a friend. No matter what Debi claims it's always better to just calmly rationally discuss issues with your spouse and everyone needs friends to share with in tough times! If your marriage is so fragile and paper thin that these questions can kill it then you're not really having much of a marriage in the first place! … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 8 Washing of the Word (Women Can’t Have a Personal Relationship With God)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 161-162Last section we were enlightened as to how stains form on wives. The answer is, of course, sexual sins. Apparently sexual stains can be picked up from everything-public school, music, sexual abuse, even close friendships. Today we are discussing the deep stains that make a wife unclean. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 7 – Washing of the Word (Sexual Sins as Far as the Eye Can See)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 159-161Last post we talked about the basics of a wife's spots, wrinkles and blemishes. The next few sections will be delving deeper into each of these. Today we're talking about spots. More specifically, the spots that one's wife has picked up because of sexual impurities. I hope you're ready for a big bucket of bananas, because that's what's being served up … [Read more...]