Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchy is a Bad Word?

Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchy is a Bad Word? December 8, 2012

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

Mary Pride in Homeschool World “Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy” 2009

Patriarchy Is a Bad Word

Literally, “patriarchy” means “father-supreme-leadership.” However, in the Christian home (and the Patriarchy movement is a Christian movement), Jesus is Lord, not Dad. So right from the start, the emphasis is in the wrong place.

This, I believe, is because when rejecting one point of view (feminism), the temptation is to go a bit overboard in the opposite direction. Since feminism glorifies women, the knee-jerk reaction was to glorify men just a teeny bit.


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  • “Just a teeny bit”? Riiight.

  • What the . . . did she just erase one-third of the Trinity there? I’m baffled.

  • Yeah, and feminism, by the dictionary definition, do not glorify woman, so the whole reasoning of that sentence – a swinging back of the pendulum – don’t work.

  • texcee

    How disengenuous can you get? Pardom me while I puke.