Patriarchal Ideas in Modern Culture – Girls Must Stay Quiet

From TMZ:Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston completely blew it at an elementary school speech to kids ... telling the crowd men are supposed to be strong and loud -- women should be silent. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Moments of Frustration are ‘Temper Tantrums’?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - His Wife Had a Temper TantrumEditor's note: I don't know what's worse about this piece, the nasty abusive-looking graphic she uses of a woman with a raised fist, or the idea later in the unquoted bits of this piece that having a bad moment of frustration that boils out like this is somehow the same as a temper tantrum a child might throw. That graphic, I cannot get over it, feels abusive. Her advice that you should just put up with any old behavior from your husband without saying a word is equally toxic. In a good marriage there is room for disagreement and discussion and even grace for very bad moments when you lose it like this. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay Sweet or Else?

by Kim Newsome from Nancy Campbell's Above Rubies - A Quarrelsome WifeEditor's note: This is just toxic! Toxic thinking, toxic blaming, toxic theology. Another 'Shut up woman!' moment. What is it about men in the world of Quiverfull that every single bit of less than gushing words by their wives is considered 'quarrelsome'? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Your Husband’s Obsessions?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - ObsessionsEditor's note: And so we finish up Nancy's one tale about how imperfect her husband Michael Pearl is. But her conclusion that all men have a tendency to obsess, everyone has the potential to obsess, they just handle it and manifest it differently.  … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: The Rights of the Leader

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Helen really takes the cake in this chapter. Which, if you notice, she pulled a bit of a bait-and-switch on us. In the last chapter, she described one of the masculine roles as the “guide,” but if you notice above, this chapter is called “The Leader.” Which, honestly, I wasn’t too thrilled with “guide,” either, but it’s certainly a sight better than Leader. This chapter is quite long, so I’m going to break it down into at least two posts, maybe as many as three. But, let’s get started. … [Read more...]