It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 9

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue text.In addition to questionable dialogue, this chapter feels like the Botkin Sisters were trying to expand the book from where all the topics were naturally spent to some unspecified length.In other words, this chapter is pretty much a repeat of Chapters 6 + 7.  There is one new topic - and it pissed me off - but the Botkin Sisters view on female intelligence wasn't an actual surprise. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated – The Boys Interlude #1

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDirect quotes from the book are in blueLike "Preparing to Be a Helpmeet" by Debi Pearl, "It's Not That Complicated" includes random side notes from young men.  Honestly, I have no idea why these are included except to pad the length of the book.  There are 14 guys who are quoted.  Five of them are the Botkin Brothers.  Of the five Botkin Brothers, only Ben uses his actual name.  Rather than try to fit the boy quotes into the chapters, I'm going to insert chunks of them every so often. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Appeals to Your Husband?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender - How to Help Women Learn Their Place - Not linking to BGR because is down right now.Editor's note: Larry has written a list of all the good things his teenage daughter needs to know to be content in her place, to know her place. So much of this is so bad and offensive that it was difficult to simply pick out the most toxic part. This is the only bit I'll be posting from Larry's list. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Using the Phrase ‘Because Vagina’ is Demeaning to Gender Differences?

by Vaughn Olhman of Let Them Marry - Because Ummm..what?Editor's note: Funny, after having been around liberals for years I do not recall the phrase 'Because Vagina' being bandied about regularly. I do hear 'Because Penis' a whole lot to man-splain male privilege. Is it really rude or demeaning to use scientific names for body parts? I would think that silly made-up goofy names are much more offensive in the general public. Your thoughts on this? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Are Logical, Women Are Emotional?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Feminism Will Come To An End. as always linked through Do Not LinkEditor's note: Larry is claiming that women are illogical and emotional and that's why they should always been ruled over by men. He's saying with with zero empirical evidence. There's no research to back up what he's saying and he doesn't bother to cite any studies or statistics. It's all pure Larry-assumptions. After hearing his 'logic' eviscerated by Alan Combs radio show it's pretty obvious he's more emotional than logical in his thinking.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Boys are Courageous and Girls Princess-y?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Raising Songs - Raising Courageous WarriorsEditor's note: Nancy and her Bible word interpretations that just happen to line up with whatever bad idea she's foisting onto the Quiverfull folk. This time it happens to be that boys are warriors and girls are princesses. Got news for her, there are many more young women these days that would rather be a dragon, or their own hero, or mighty warriors, than there are princess types. She says that girls should be 'strong' too, but know that her idea of strength in women is raising their huge broods and making sure dinner is on the table perfectly every single night. It's a narrow definition no matter she is … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Silencing Women Is Wrong

by Tim Fall's blog Tim's Blog: Just One Train Wreck After Another - Silencing Women - the guaranteed way for men to stay in controlEditor's note: Mr. Fall is addressing Tim Bayly's recent childish temper tantrum over Patheo's own bloggers Rachel Miller and Valerie Hobbs of Jesus Creed for saying that the subordination of women in the church is wrong and calling out the misogyny of Doug Wilson and John Piper. Remember when Piper said woman should not be police officers or anything traditionally masculine in the work place? Mr. Fall's entire piece is excellent but we're quoting here the meat of the argument. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are Women in Law Enforcement Wrong?

by John Piper from Ask Pastor John at Desiring God - Should Women Be Police Officers?Editor's note: He never really answers the defining question. Instead he tells the same tale he did a few weeks earlier about women civil engineers and direct/indirect command so I left out that part since it's an almost word for word exact same thing he already said. Instead here's his definitions of manhood and womanhood as they are in the home and workplace. It's still confusing, sounding like he's ready to say women should not be officers of the law but waffling around it instead of honestly saying what he thinks. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 7 How Do I Need Thee? (Don’t Let Your Woman Shop Alone!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpages 47-48We are still going through reasons why men need women. Today we're discovering that women need protection-not just protection, but the protection of men!Text is in purple.I Need to Be Her Protector … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Adapt To Your Man Or Else?

by Debi Pearl in No Greater Joy Magazine - Multi-Colored GirlIt's all about those fake stereotypes Debi promotes in her books, Visionary, Priestly, etc, etc, etc,.... you get the point. She attaches 'colors' to each role and stereotype too. … [Read more...]