“Thus Male Headship” – Christianity and Gender Essentialism

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsMy last two posts have involved the use of sociological studies by Christians, in support of the doctrine of male headship, known in its harsher and gentler forms, respectively, as "Christian patriarchy" or "complementarianism."  Using science as a support for our premises is very characteristic of the culture of Western thought in which most of us have been steeped since birth. And of course, rebutting or debunking the science or scientific methodology behind premises we disagree with, comes from the same basic mindset.The problem, as I mentioned in my last post, is when we pounce on evidence that seems to support our own pos … [Read more...]

Submissive No More

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I am PhoenixI have had this huge epiphany in the last couple of weeks. My discovery:-It is OK to express anger in healthy ways, even if this means yelling.-Forced female to male submission is abusive. When a man yells at a woman and doesn't "allow" her to defend herself or yell back, that is abuse.I am realizing for the first time in my life that my lifelong habit of never raising my voice in anger, even when someone is screaming at me and being abusive...possibly isn't as healthy as I thought it was.It was my mother flipping out on me over the phone and email this past month that triggered this epiphany. … [Read more...]

Patriarchal Ideas in Modern Culture: Please Your Man or Lose Him!

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No, for a change this isn't Debi Pearl advising you to bend over backwards, sideways and upside down to keep pleasing your man. This came from Fox News a few days ago. Think Progress did a story on the "Princeton Mom" Susan Patton and her recent appearance on Fox News - Husband Appreciation - Sage Advice For Wives.  “If you are in your mid-30s or older the idea that you’re going to find yourself another husband, almost impossible,” Patton predicted. “And if you don’t believe me ask your maiden aunt, she will tell you when she’s done feeding the cats.” … [Read more...]

News: Hobby Lobby Funded Bill Gothard!

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One of the strangest stories to come out of Hobby Lobby's fight with the Obama administration over their religious right to not cover birth control expenses through their employee insurance program is the fact that Hobby Lobby is closely linked to Bill Gothard and his Advanced Training Institute!From Mother Jones - Hobby Lobby Funded Disgraced Fundamentalist Leader Accused of Harassing Dozens of Women According to the 79-year-old Gothard, the Greens and Hobby Lobby—which this week won a landmark Supreme Court case with a decision ruling that the firm does not have to adhere to the Obamacare mandate requiring companies to cover contraception in their employee health plans—have supported t … [Read more...]

Why Protesting “Equal But Subordinate” is Not Just Me Having a Problem With Authority

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsI received some feedback in the comments on my last post regarding the logical fallacy of claiming women are equal and yet divinely intended for eternal subordination to men.  Here is a quote from the comments: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Tell My Wife To Have Sex With Me!

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, Feminism(Trigger Warning for intimate partner rape)Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 161—164In this post we begin on Debi’s chapter “To Love Their Husbands.” Remember that Debi is working her way through the things older women are commanded to teach younger women in Timothy 2. You want to know what this entire chapter on wives loving their husbands is about? I bet you can guess. Sex. That’s right, I’m not surprised either. I do need to start with a warning, though. If you’ve ever experienced intimate partner rape, I’d suggest you either read carefully or skip this post altogether. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: How To Cook To Please Your Husband

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 149—154Remember that Debi just got through shaming Jill for not being able to balance sick kids and getting dinner ready at time. Well, Debi’s about to explain to Jill just how she could have Done Everything Right. Because women’s true role is in the kitchen, dontcha know. The Assignment … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Sheer Terror Is a Good Motivator

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 144—46Guess what? We’re halfway through the book! We’ve finished the entirety of Part 1! And guess what? I’ve only been at this for 11 months! Another 11 months to go! Woot!Part 1 was called “The Help Meet.” It included 14 chapters with titles ranging from “A Merry Heart” and “The Gift of Wisdom” to “The Nature of Man and Woman” and “King and Kingdoms.” I went through it page by page rather than chapter by chapter. Part 2 is called “Titus 2.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Easier to Submit to a Godly Man?

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from Ladies Against Feminism - I Will Work With HimCannot determine for sure who's words these are but they appear to come from a sermon by Paul Washer titled A Biblical Husband and Father available on YouTube. There is teaching in scripture about the headship, the man and his family. There is teaching about submission. The wife is to submit to her husband. Many people hate that because of teachings of feminism. Other people hate it because of the massive abuses with regard to that teaching. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be Feminine?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Real Men Appreciate Feminine WomenReal men do not appreciate women who try to be men. Nor do they appreciate men who act like women. Real men, who have the right amount of testosterone powering through their veins, appreciate women for their femininity. They appreciate that women have a different role to men. … [Read more...]


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