by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com – Women’s Ovaries Don’t Agree With Feminism
Editor’s note: There is simply so much that is awful and typical of the quiverfull tendency to allow daughters to marry early that we’re going to be examining this in parts like we do sometimes with the worst of Michael Pearl’s writings. Apparently Biblical Gender Roles, like other patriarch-promoting types like Von Ohlman, believe that you should marry off your girls at peak fertility, which means not too long after they start their monthly cycles. He starts off the original article claiming that girls as young as 14 have less problems with pregnancy and childbirth than women starting in their mid-20s and older before declaring that society is coddling kids by not allowing them adult responsibilities at a young age. Keep in mind this man has a twelve year old daughter that stands to be married and impregnated at a young age. The link to his site is safe as I’ve decided we don’t want to increase his hit rankings so from now on we will only be linking to BGR using Do Not Link.
We hear people say things like, “we have to let children be children”, which basically means that our children have little to no real life responsibility until they reach 18, besides keeping up with their schooling in most cases. Even then we extend the childhood years with college, where they can party and have more fun for about 4 years before they graduate at 22 and are forced for the first time in their life to take on the full responsibilities of being an adult.
In pre-modern times, the idea of a child hood experience with absolutely no responsibility was a very short period. By the time children were 6 or 7 they were being taught the realities of life.
Boys hunted with their dads at a very young age, and girls learned to cook and make clothing at a very young age. By the time most children reached the age of 10, they knew what a hard day’s work was, the boys knew about hunting, farming and fighting, and the girls knew about caring for infants (helping their mother, or cousins or aunts) and they had seen many births. These girls were excited about the day when they would have their first period, and they were excited about when they would be able to marry and have children (usually around 13 or 14).
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