It’s Not That Complicated: Part 4 Chapter 6

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue textLast section in Chapter Six!  Yay!Overarching Themes:You've probably become afraid of dressing attractively since you read the section on modesty. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 Chapter 6

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the book in blue textChapter 5 went really fast.  Chapter 6 feels like it will never end.Overarching Themes:Modesty in women starts with denying your own skills.... "The subject of modesty has already been covered from head to toe by other, much wiser authors, so we'll keep this short." (pg. 102) … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 6

by Mel cross posted from her blog when Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the blue appear in blue text as alwaysChapter Six means we are halfway through this book!The chapter title is "Slaying the Inner Vamp: When the Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty to be ‘Modest’ or be Different?

by Melissa of Progressive Quiverfull - Reason For The SeasonEditor's note: This is a blogger that only started blogging in December and is a very recent convert to the Quiverfull lifestyle. She's trying to claim she's doing it right and most others are just too fundy. I was thinking yesterday about the reasons that people give for dressing modestly after getting some dirty looks and mumbled 'immodest' pushback while being out running errands dressed in boots, leggings, a long tunic and a knee length sweater vest. It was someone I used to be friends with when I was QF. She wore a jean skirt that fell exactly between her knees and ankles, a sweater and flats. She looked miserable and was … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pre-Teen Idols Lead To Sinful Corruption and ‘Purity Rape’?

by June Fuentes of A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - Where Are The Mothers?Editor's note: This post is a very old one, from back in 2008, and the names of the pop starts she's uttering from some pretty innocent Disney channel television shows aren't relevant to today. But the idea that if you allow your child to have any sort of normal society culture likes is something that the Quiverfull and Christian Patriarch Movement still to this day thinks are evil. More isolation and control.One mother who had a problem with Bratz Dolls took a more creative positive solution than merely bemoaning them online. She remakes them. She started Tree Change Dolls. She also pointed out how young … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing ‘Modestly’ Protects You From Creeps?

by Zack Clark from Girl Defined - Smart Dudes Aren't Looking at Your BodyEditor's note: I beg to differ. I don't care if you're covered up from neck to ankle, there are always going to be some men that will look and lust over that exposed inch of ankle skin. Cover that ankle skin and some guys will be drooling over your ear lobes. Plus creepy guys are going to approach you no matter what. Better to teach about sexual consent and how to deal gracefully with pushy guys that will be trying to hit on you uninvited than to claim if you dress modestly enough you'll be protected against those types. … [Read more...]

Effects of Patriarchy on Gender and Relationships

by AJ cross posted from her blog I am Phoenix It was when I was in my early 20's while still living at home, right before the intervention that resulted in me leaving the homestead.I realize now this phase was my silent, extreme reaction to growing up in a patriarchal environment. My version of "fuck you!" without daring to talk. Talking was too dangerous, too scary. Too many repercussions.  This, on the other hand, was my quiet way of taking a stand and rebelling. Although I didn't know it at the time and didn't even realize it until recently. … [Read more...]

Why Do Fundamentalist Men and Women Dress Differently?

by Bruce Gerencser from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWithin Evangelicalism, especially on the far right of the Evangelical spectrum, women are considered subservient, second class, whoring Jezebels out to rob men and teenage boys of their virtue. Listen to enough sermons at the local Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church and you will likely conclude that seductive women are lurking in the shadows ready to expose a bit of leg and cleavage, bringing weak, helpless men to their knees and hopefully to their bed. After all, the Bible does have a story that warns of this very behavior: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Cover Up You Temptress?

by Lisa Jacobson as reposted by Daughters of the King - Avert Your EyesEditor's note: We've shared this piece of shaming and blaming before, but it bears revisiting in light of the sexual scandals in many churches and the budding rape culture in the worlds of fundamentalism, evangelical and quiverfull Christianity.  What about teaching young men to not think of women's bodies as pieces of meat meant for sex or sexual temptation, and to treat them like genuine people? Do you think that might end this sort of torment for this poor kid if he wasn't hyper-sexualized by purity culture? … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Examples of Christian Rape Culture?

by Shaney Irene from Faith Filled Thoughts From The Front Porch - Everyday Examples of Christian Rape CultureEditor's note: This is an excellent article with many different aspects of how rape culture is prominent in Evangelical Christianity and Quiverfull. Only sharing the first three points, so you'll need to go to the original article to read the rest. The question that this brings up in my mind is how do we go around ending rape culture in the church? Do we call it out and not tolerate it? Or do we work from within to end it? … [Read more...]


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