Words mean things, Part 1: On Sex, Penetration, and Krakens

[trigger warning for rape, racism, colonization, sexual violence] Penetrates Conquers Colonizes Plants These are words that Douglas Wilson (supported by Jared Wilson) uses to describe the "role" a man plays in sexual relationships with women. Women, on the other hand, should "receive, surrender, accept." According to the Wilsons (as mentioned here), these are the ingredients of a loving relationship. Says Douglas, What I was talking about occurs within the bounds of a man and a woman who … [Read more...]

Rape: A Punishment for Egalitarians?

[Trigger warnings for rape and abuse]  Sometimes, conservative Christians are able to cover up the fact that their bad theology is often used to enable abusers, cover up abuse, and blame victims. Then, sometimes, they slip and people see everything and their attempts to convince people that they do not condone abuse seem laughable. This is what happened today when Jared Wilson of The Gospel Coalition published this article, a critique of 50 Shades of Gray which consists of a quote from a … [Read more...]


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