My Brave Sisters

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I am PhoenixThe other day, I saw an ad for a TV show where a group of Amish young people were set loose in NYC. I laughed because I knew what they were going through. I've lived through a similar experience, except there weren't cameras following my every move. I grew up in a cult that was similar to Amish or Mennonite homes, … [Read more...]

Libby Anne’s Survey Request!

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NLQ's own Libby Anne has a new project started and would love the participate of anyone interested. Info below from Libby Anne's blog Love Joy FeminismA Survey for Those Raised in Religious Homes! July 16, 2013 I’ve written before about the serious methodological problems besetting essentially every study of homeschooling. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: “Barren” – Samantha’s Story

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by Heather Doney cross posted on her blog Becoming WorldlyToday’s post is by Samantha Field from Defeating the Dragons, where she blogs about her experiences with and life after Christian patriarchy and fundamentalism. Samantha is guest-posting as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pill, Part 1

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons When I was fourteen, I was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). To cut a very long, and a very awkward, story short, hormonal birth control (also known as “the Pill”) is the only known treatment for it. It’s not a cure, but it works to mitigate the suffering for a lot of women who suffer with PCOS. But it’s the only treatment [edit: occasionally, blood sugar problems can be a part of PCOS, but not always, in my case it is not], because of how it works and what it does, but I’ll get to that in a bit tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Have Babies?

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by Candice Watters from the Boundless blog and Ladies Against Feminism We live in a world where people take great pains and lots of pills to prevent babies when they don't want them, and spare no expense to get them when they do. According to our culture, babies before you want them are an accident, mistake or crisis — a result of a birth control failure. And if you can't have them naturally when you decide you're ready, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Racism Driving the QF Movement?

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by Nancy and Colin Campbell from a transcript from an Australian television show called A Woman's PlaceMike Munro is the narratorMike Munro: This church teaches that true happiness can only be achieved if women obey their men. … [Read more...]

Quiverfull Sorority of Survivors (QFSOS) & Voices of “Sister-Moms”

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyI recently created a Facebook group called Quiverfull Sorority of Survivors (QFSOS) with the help of two others and while it is a secret group for members’ privacy, we don’t want the existence of it to be secret, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fill Those Quivers Now?

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by Colin Campbell from the Meat For Men Facebook page (for some reason the Above Rubies page for Meat For Men is only pulling up a 404-page not found error, hmm) Not only do we need to pray that God would send forth laborers into the harvest, but we first need to pray for Christians to fill their quivers full of arrows. … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar: Rabid Gay-Hating Tea-Party-esque?

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Yesterday it was announced finally that Josh Duggar is officially joining the Family Research Council as the Executive Director of FRC Action. The scuttlebutt and rumors have been saying he was taking a paid position with FRC for quite some time now. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Building a House Means Birthing Those Babies?

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by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - Building Also Means... Further to my post yesterday, there is more involved in the word building than meets the eye. The word in the Hebrew is "banah." … [Read more...]


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