Quoting Quiverfull: Boys Cannot Sit in Classrooms?

Quoting Quiverfull: Boys Cannot Sit in Classrooms? February 3, 2017

quotingquiverfullby Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Raising Sons in This Feminist Anti Male Culture

Editor’s note: This is from a rather ranty posting by Lori Alexander on Feminism that wanders all over the place, quotes Trump mouthpiece Kellyanne Conway before turning into a ‘see what a great job I did homeschooling my sons away from evil breasts and vaginas in a government school’. No, Ms. Alexander, schools are not set up to turn boys into girls, drug them stupid or expose them to prurient and salacious ideas. It teaches boys the same knowledge that little girls get.

The author of this post, Leslie Loftis, goes on to say how horrible feminism has been for men which many men would agree. “In elementary school, when we drug little boys (and active girls) so that they all conform to our notions of the good little student — that is, the eager-to-learn little girl — the drugs seem to help, for a while.”

We didn’t drug our sons. We knew they were boys and weren’t made to sit in a classroom chair all day long. I finally wised up and began homeschooling them from fifth grade through ninth. They loved those years! They didn’t have to be around all of the JUNK that goes on in the public junior high school. They played, ate, read, played, ate, did math, played, and ate, and went to their sports’ team practices and games. It was a perfect life for boys but it takes a mother home full time with them in order to acccomplish (sic) this.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men 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 and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • guest

    Dearest Lori,
    it takes a lot more than just a mom at home full-time to do a good job educating your children at home. Among many other things, you need:
    – An educated mother.
    – Access to educational materials.
    – Some ability to teach.
    – Patience.
    – A supportive partner who, ideally, works to support the family so mom (or dad, if dad does the homeschooling) doesn’t have to go out and work too.
    – A well-paid job.
    – Help around the house and/or with homeschooling.

    Even if you have all those things lined up, if you live in a country where homeschooling is illegal, well, it’s off to school your boys will have to go!

    Be thankful you got to do what you wanted to do and stop scaring the living daylights out of your naive readers.

  • Nightshade

    ‘It was a perfect life for boys…’ Can’t you just see the pride oozing from every word? Claiming perfection? Whatever happened to humility?

  • Nadja

    Humility. Lol.
    She doesn’t know what that is. Expect one she’s pointing her judgmental finger at others

  • Nea

    Her boys played, ate, learned, were active, and taught discipline and only Lori could do it? What does she think happens in the army, navy, air force, marines, etc., they sit around knitting pussy hats and gossiping?

  • katiehippie

    Wow, she hates women. It’s an insult to be an eager-to-learn boy because you are then acting like a girl.

  • Sandpirate

    I know what you mean. That part made me cringe.

  • AFo

    When I started teaching at an all-girls’ school, some lunatic acquaintance of my parents went on a rant about how all-girls’ schools are “feminist factories” that teach girls how to dominate men, with the goal of eventually ruling over them. There is no winning with these people

  • bekabot

    In elementary school, when we drug little boys…so that they all conform to our notions of the good little student — that is, the eager-to-learn little girl —

    I’m thinking of those prototypical Good Students, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who caught and are still catching such hell from Lori and Leslie and the rest of the gang for being scrubbed and respectful and eager to learn and willing to play by the rules. This explains that. It was never personal; they despise the type.

  • gimpi1

    And, by raising her children in isolation, they never learned how to work with different sorts of people and as a result, they are professionally and socially handicapped. Hooray! No need to worry about the “corrupting world” when you can’t hold a job… and as a side-benefit, they won’t become independent adults who think for themselves.

  • Friend

    How did she correct their writing? Look at the crap she types:

    “The author of this post, Leslie Loftis, goes on to say how horrible feminism has been for men which many men would agree.”

    “sports’ team practices and games”

    “it takes a mother home full time with them in order to acccomplish (sic) this.”

  • Jennny

    But what if your boys hated sports and preferred ballet dancing, sewing or cooking? And they liked playing….with dolls and My Little Ponies? I suppose she’d beat satan out of them if that happened.

  • guest

    I remember a few very eager-to-learn boys in my classes in high school. Some of them were friends with me and we studied together. Nothing filthy ever happened. We managed to sit and study, crack jokes, have fun, even talk about life, all without doing anything untoward. I’m glad my mom didn’t try to homeschool us because, as little as I liked school, at least it got me out of the house and among other people.

  • Nea

    Her idol Mikey Pearl feels the same way – the only Real Male(tm) is one that is physical, barely educated, undisciplined, and prone to violent shows of prowess. But at the same time, only men are true teachers and inventors.

    Neither Mikey nor Lori is aware of the patience, discipline, and control needed to run experiments — and rerun and rerun again to be sure. Or the education it takes to be able to know how to invent in the first place.

  • JetGirl

    Being able to sit still and pay attention is an important skill. I really don’t understand this line of thinking, particularly from people who say they are religious. Does this mean boys shouldn’t be expected to sit still through church services?

  • pagankitty

    Wait wait wait. I’m confused. Should we beat boys until they’re obedient and listen?? Or let them run wild and “be boys”??

  • Friend

    It’s astoundingly inconsistent.

  • Astrin Ymris

    I actually found sitting through an hour of church service much more arduous than sitting through an hour of school.

  • JetGirl

    But that’s manly and mandatory!

  • Delilah Hart

    Did they learn anything besides reading, math, and sports? What about science and geography?

  • Delilah Hart

    While I agree that there are some cases in which medication is too zealously given, I have to say that meds are often beneficial. Maybe I would have done better academically and socially had I been properly diagnosed and treated for my autism, ADHD, and anxiety when I was younger.

  • Delilah Hart

    To her, it’s OK and normal for boys to act up in the classroom, but if they behaved the same way at church, I bet she would be livid.

  • Delilah Hart

    American anti-intellectualism at its finest.

  • Astrin Ymris

    It’s a surety that no true history was taught. An objective study of history is too threatening to CPM goals.

    Add “Civics” to the list, for the exact same reason.

  • ShinyZubat

    Same! I actually did get diagnosed with ADHD (and later confirmed it as an adult), but because of *reasons* I only got to take medication for a short while. I was a smart enough kid to do the work, it was just so hard to actually start it and work at it for more than ten minutes at a time. “Drugs” honestly might have saved me a lot of trouble.