Quoting Quiverfull: Brainwash Your Daughters to be Feminine?

Quoting Quiverfull: Brainwash Your Daughters to be Feminine? October 5, 2017

quotingquiverfullby Debi Pearl  from No Greater Joy – Ladies Wear White Socks

Editor’s note: Ladies? Really? Looking at how her daughters turned out in adulthood I would suggest that her methods on inculcating ladylike behavior comes at the expensive of being able to function as an adult in the real world.

I am a country woman, no frills attached, but I know when someone else looks good, walks with grace, and dresses with class. All of my daughters have a beautiful natural confidence and presence. It amazes me how they can take simple things and make them taste, look, or feel so good. They are what I call, real ladies. How did all three girls developed traits that I didn’t have? When they were growing up and we saw a lady walk with grace, I would direct their attention to her qualities. We even had hilarious times practicing walking like a lady—just for fun. On the other side, if we saw a girl with silly clothes and purple hair, flouncing along in a sexy way, I would bring that to their attention also. They knew that I felt sorry for the silly girl and admired the graceful woman.
I made it a point to have them around admirable young ladies who had a sweet kindness about them. We took note of women who could sew and do beautiful handwork. We called them “The Proverbs 31 ladies.” We honored them from afar. These ladies would be shocked to know how much influence they had on my girls and how often their names were respectfully mentioned.

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  • Saraquill

    “All of my daughters have a beautiful natural confidence and presence.”

    Which is why one shut down when asked where she wanted to eat, another sat there and took it when her spouse spat chewed cake in her face at their wedding, they live in poverty…

  • Chiropter

    Now walking gracefully is the proof of god’s favor? Damn, John Calvin and his prosperity gospel have nothing on Debi Pearl when it comes to religious behavioral judgement.

    I got the biggest confidence boost in my life when I left the religion that so tightly restricted me and said I was only worth my virginity. Guess that makes me a silly, flouncing slut in Debi’s book. I’m okay with that…

  • Tawreos

    How they behave doesn’t matter, they know how to walk and sew, what else could possibly matter?

  • Storm

    Disgusting to shame women for selecting their own clothes and hair colors/styles. Just because it’s not what you like doesn’t make it bad. Isn’t there some kind of rule against talking badly about other people?

    Not that I’m surprised, from Debi…

  • Aloha

    Yup, I never did nuthin’ to help those girls learn fancy manners. I ain’t nuthin’ but a country woman!
    All I did was just point out and praise all the feminine types we saw … then turn around and blast the whores with purple hair.
    Then keep on talkin’ about it at home, day in and day out. Whut near-saints those feminine ladies is. An’ make my girls practice the lady-like styles.
    Didn’t do nuthin’, I tell ya.

  • pagankitty

    It sounds like she’s stalking women in a Walmart. Like I bet these women would be shocked by how’ve much you talk about them. They probably don’t even know you.

  • Anonyme

    I, too, am “shocked” at how Debii influenced her daughters. But not in a good way.

  • Anonyme

    I think Debi did write some posts where she judges every woman she sees in a store or in church.

  • Nea

    All of my daughters have a beautiful natural confidence and presence. Especially the unmedicated one! Who needs meds for bipolar when mommy and daddy can just whip the highs and lows out of her?

    We even had hilarious times practicing walking like a lady I laughed the loudest when I got to beat them for doing it wrong!

    They knew that I felt sorry for the silly girl That’s why made sure to call her silly. Or trash. Or ugly. Or vermin. It’s how I show empathy and sorrow, don’tchaknow. That’s my charming country way.

    I made it a point to make sure that my girls were isolated to only be around admirable young ladies who had a sweet kindness about them Except when, as I’ve mentioned, I took the girls on wildlife tours to point out women to feel sorry for. Just remember to bring along the plumbing supplies, mamas! Gotta be ready for some correction if your children show any actual interest in anything unapproved!

    We took note of women who could sew and do beautiful handwork I can see why sewing is important. You don’t want a brand-new husband to ruin an expensive dress, after all. Just some schmata you put your effort and craft into. These ladies would be shocked to know that any Pearl was capable of respectfully mentioning anyone not named Pearl or Daddy didn’t order them to praise… OR ELSE.

  • Nea

    What, not cook too?

  • Nea

    I regret that I have but one upvote to give for this comment.

  • Nea

    Isn’t it a Gothard “character” assignment to sit in a parking lot and write down details why everyone you see needs more Gothard-style Jesus in their lives?

  • Aloha

    Are you serious?!?! OMG.

  • Finding Home

    Teach your kids young to make fun of anyone who doesn’t look like you. It’s the Pearl way.

  • paganheart

    Gosh, I don’t even own a pair of white socks (lots of colors and patterns though.) Guess I ain’t no lady by Debi’s standard…and I’m perfectly fine with that.

  • Nea

    I’m serious. “EXAMPLE: “I discern that the young woman walking toward the store has the attire of an immoral woman and needs to gain moral freedom. I also discern from the hardness of her facial features that she needs to overcome bitterness toward those who have wronged her.”

    You can find more first-person accounts (and accounts of the Duggars doing this) by searching Gothard Character Parking Lot Assignment

  • Nea

    Don’t forget to teach them that epithets and insults are the perfect expression of your holiness!

  • Claire Balliro

    How does one flounce sexily?

  • Jennny

    Yeah, I was intrigued by the white socks? Why white? Are they more holy or something? And how did they stay white, I kind of have the impression they lived in a hovel, and not one with a fine washing machine that washed white things whiter than white.

  • Annerdr

    First, one must dye one’s hair purple. Second one must wear a skirt so whorily short it does not cover one’s knee. After that, you’re done. Any movement made in such awful garb is “flouncing sexily.”

  • Aloha

    “People Need The Lord” Lyrics

    Steve Green

    Everyday they pass me by,
    I can see it in their eyes.
    Empty people filled with care,
    Headed who knows where?

    On they go through private pain,
    Living fear to fear.
    Laughter hides their silent cries,
    Only Jesus hears.

    People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
    At the end of broken dreams, He’s the open door.

    Read more: https://www.letssingit.com/steve-green-lyrics-people-need-the-lord-drn6jtr#ixzz4uePrSaux
    LetsSingIt – Your favorite Music Community
    * My favorite song in my childhood years.

  • Annerdr

    “Laughter hides their silent cries…”? Uh… okay. When I see people laughing, I don’t wonder what their secret pain is, in general.

  • Nea

    Don’tchaknow? We only think we’re happy.

  • Nea

    O.O

  • bekabot

    Not necessarily advisable. Too many accomplishments go to a woman’s head.

  • Krissi_C

    Ahh, that’s what I was missing when I had purple hair. The skirt. Of course, I only wore pants and lord knows how bad THAT would shock Pearl.

  • Almost a chimp

    Smokey Robinson and the Miracles said it better….twice.

    “People say I’m the life of the party
    ‘Cos I tell a joke or two.
    But while I might be laughing loud and hearty
    Deep inside I’m blue
    .So take a good look at my face
    You’ll see my smile looks out of place.
    If you look closer it’s easy to trace
    The tracks of my tears.”

    and

    “Now there’s some sad things known to man
    But ain’t too much sadder than
    The tears of a clown
    When there’s no-one around”

    So some people prefer to mask their sadness in public. That doesn’t mean they need to fall into the grip of an exploitative religion.
    Anyway, don’t Debi and the rest of her fellow cultists force their kids to smile, smile, smile, even whilst they’re getting the plumbers’ pipe or the switch across their buttocks?

  • Nea

    *snerk* Seriously, though, Debi has shredded a woman with a cold and a baby for not dishing hubby up a hot homemade meal.

  • Almost a chimp

    That sounds like a messy coleslaw, shredded woman, baby, and the cold virus!
    I’ll pass, if it’s all the same to you, Debi. :-))

  • Almost a chimp

    We took note of women who could sew and do beautiful handwork.

    I thought Debi would frown on young ladies who perform beautiful handwork. And just where is she taking her daughters to see them in action and take notes?

  • Almost a chimp

    Traditionally, white ankle socks were worn as a sign of virginity, just as a white wedding dress signified the purity of the bride.

  • kilda

    really? :::looks down at ankles::: I better take these things off.

  • Almost a chimp

    How does one flounce sexily? I assume the same way as Debi bitches piously.

  • Almost a chimp

    Like everything that comes from the mind of a Pearl, it’s virgin on the ridiculous.

  • Nea

    You just won the internet.

  • AFo

    So what would Debi say about a professional woman dressed for work, since she doesn’t exactly fit neatly into Debi’s two categories of “virginal feminine housewife” and “purple-haired slut”? It never ceases to drive me crazy how no one in this culture sees middle ground or shades of grey; you’re Madonna or whore, and that’s it; you do things our way, or you’re going straight to hell, no questions asked. No considerations for context or individual situations and preferences, because Lord knows we wouldn’t want the girls thinking they’re allowed to have some say in how they live their lives. /s

  • Nea

    Lesbian, usually. She uses that as a rather *cough* broad insult.

  • Chiropter

    Yup. Here’s a homework exercise on how to judge women for dressing normally too.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/28274e213a443234829ae96c5f41a89981e99e3c709c719455c5b12c35e015ca.jpg

  • Oh.My.God. Where is that from? Do they teach slut-shaming in their churches? (Yes, I know they do, but nevertheless I am shocked.)

  • I only have black socks.

  • smrnda

    It amazes me how they can take simple things and make them taste, look, or feel so good.

    On making simple things taste good, that’s called ‘cooking.’ There are professional chefs who elevate it to an art form, but there are these things called ‘recipes’ and ‘cookbooks.’ Once you familiarize yourself with some herbs, spices and seasonings, you’re pretty much good to go. It’s not some arcane skill.

    And hey, i probably wear what she would term ‘silly clothes’ and she can piss off with the commentary. I dress for ME, and I’ve done well for myself. I feel sorry for girls raised to be such judgmental asses. If there was anything I learned it was that it was really fucking rude to make disparaging remarks about total strangers.

  • therealcie

    I’ve been accused of flouncing in a sexy way, although I don’t think the word “flouncing” was used. I swore up and down that I wasn’t trying to walk in a sexy way. I’m kind of a shy person and don’t like presenting myself as sexy. Also, I walk with a bit of a limp. The person doing the accusing insisted that I was walking “that way” deliberately, trying to make the boys think I was sexy.
    I lived in a Peyton Place kind of town filled with Bible thumpers. There were all kinds of rumors about me, such as my having had 8 abortions by the time I was 14 (I was a virgin until I was 16 and made the mistake of believing my a-hole boyfriend when he said I was “the one” for him). They also said that I was a “devil worshiper” who sacrificed little animals to Satan.
    Really lovely people, these Bible thumpers. I’m now in my 50’s and the bullying and abuse I encountered as a teenager still affects me.

  • therealcie

    It’s them whores with purple hair what’s ruinin’ this fine country of our’n, I tells ya!

  • Lulu

    Spat chewed cake in her face? Wtf???

  • MyBunnyFace

    I swear these are all plagiarized from images of Princess Diana in the mid-80s…

  • Lucy

    How to alter those images? Hmm. It seems like there are two answers that would inevitably do that for every one of these. 1) wear a burka. 2) be a veela who is always in its terrifying bird form except when her husband wants to have sex. 3) wear an invisibility cloak – that way men can’t see you. Wait. I actually like that third answer. Too bad you can’t find those and Gothardites and other such people would find a way to bash that, too, if such cloaks existed and were easily obtainable by every woman.

    If invisibility cloaks both existed and were easy to obtain, though, women wearing them en masse while each carrying an object outside the cloak’s perimeter would make a great protest.

  • texassa

    How sad that you instilled in your daughters such a shallow view of the world and the people in it. And how sad that you have decided to cherry-pick which teachings of your faith to value, follow, and share with your girls. What you have written is not Christ-like at all, and the traits you have attached the most value to in a woman are those which are the most superficial, not ones that Christ focused on or would have praised. It seems that you selfishly have chosen to raise daughters with traits you yourself value, so that you could live vicariously through them and smugly brag about their superiority.

  • texassa

    Grosssss. Is this real?

  • texassa

    And who says God favors bleached highlights (which fundie women are so fond of) versus colored hair dye? Was that a verse I somehow missed?

  • texassa

    A white wedding dress signified the importance of the occasion and, to some extent, wealth or status. At a time when people did not own many different clothes and laundering technology was not what it is today, only the rich could afford to wear white clothes. For a wedding, more common people would sometimes opt for a white dress to signify the special event. The virginal meanings were tacked on later.

  • Trellia

    Hmmm, I have a burlesque DVD that teaches struts. And I have been wanting to color my hair purple again…

  • persephone

    I’m so sorry you went through that. People always seem to need a scapegoat, and they pick someone who can’t fight back.

    Supposedly, the director of Niagara had one of Marilyn Monroe’s shoe heels cut just a bit shorter than the other for the famous walking away scene to give her more of a hip roll as she walked.

  • Saraquill

    This was in one of the Quoting Quiverfuls of yore. Michael Pearl recalled the event and said everyone but the bride thought it was funny.

  • TLC

    Debi probably wouldn’t like my Sock Whore socks that I’m wearing right now. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7b99d81510b3876776318ad3bddbb0547a8d80398b0c9f48876c2d6dbf2b007.jpg

  • Anonyme

    Unfortunately, yes. And the daughter was brainwashed enough to think that if Hubby found publicly humiliating her was funny, she had not right to show anger or sadness.

  • Nea

    “All the women gasped and all the men laughed.” – Debi. The women knew what an insult it was, but their opinions don’t matter. The actual people in the room thought a little celebratory humiliation was just fine.

  • Nea

    Not only that, she had to play along by dismissing her own wedding dress as so cheap it didn’t matter that he’d ruined it.

  • Nea

    Well yeah. Whoever heard of being washed auburn red with gold highlights in the blood of the lamb?

  • Nea

    Dressing normally circa 1987. Has this ever been updated, or do shoulder pads and droopy bows remain the mark of the devil?

  • SAO

    Note, 4 of the 5 necklines are right up to the neck and the 5th shows an inch or two of below-the-neck flesh, but no cleavage. Every skirt hem is below the knee and the one with a slit shows the back of the woman’s calf.

    Eye traps?

  • Claire Balliro

    I’m going to start wearing them ironically. Who says feminists don’t have senses of humor?

  • Claire Balliro

    link please

  • Claire Balliro

    Black socks, they never get dirty … 🙂

  • Claire Balliro

    What in the blue hell is ‘wrong’ with – well, any of them, but especially number three? Good genderless god, at least on the Pilgrim getup there’s a mock décolletage thingy. I actually want to know.

    (Please do post more of this workbook from hell, if you feel so inclined.)

  • Claire Balliro

    I also had a limp (still do if it’s a bad knee day) and was also accused of ‘walking too sexy’ several times. Once by a high school teacher. I was very confused, not only because I obviously had an orthopedic injury, but also because if I ever had had the inclination to ‘be sexy’, I would not have worn boot-but jeans and an oversize men’s shirt to do it.

    If it’s any consolation to you, I truly believe that one day, the world will be free of people who sexualize and degrade children. (That may be the day that the world is once more a humid, insect-ruled oasis devoid of intelligent life, but the day will surely come.)

  • Almost a chimp

    I’ll have a go.
    1) Top of bust may be just about visible through the black lace (if ogler has his face about an inch from bust). Also, arms are vaguely visible through lace. Probably offensive because lace of that kind is only for slutty-slut underwear.
    Dress accentuates waistline (need a minute here, my heart rate is rising from impure thoughts).

    2) Err…..diamond logo draws eyes to completely covered breast area? (Phwoar, completely covered breasts.)

    3)Top cropped just below breasts coupled with baggy vest. If the ogler was knelt at her feet looking straight up, he might just get a hint of breast shape (or bra-line) where the vest touches (is it me or is it getting hot in here?)

    4)Tight waist, accentuated buttocks and hips, slit in skirt shows back of her knees (make it stop, I don’t want to go blind).

    5) As#2, ribbon bow draws attention to concealed breasts (my tummy feels fizzy).

    6) Accentuated waist, patterned hosiery (Oh God, where’s the tissues!!!)

    The real problem is that no matter what you’re wearing, ladies, the fact that you have clothes on is just obvious signalling to men that you are naked underneath.

    Got to go now. Nurse is dragging me to a cold shower….

  • Almost a chimp

    Now look again, only this time try to look through the eyes of a puritanical busybody.

  • smrnda

    The whole ‘I’m going to spit food at someone and think it’s funny’ is behavior I might expect out of a 2 or 3 year old, but I’d be surprised if a 7 year old hadn’t outgrown that phase. I also worry that the real ‘joke’ the men were laughing at was ‘look at what we can totally get away with!’

  • paganheart

    Love those.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Feel better! Not at all surprised Lori erased it. Thanks for looking

  • Quinsha

    I found my invisibility cloak by turning 50.

  • Iain Lovejoy

    Some time ago, I read a newspaper article which interviewed (from memory) a Saudi Arabian taxi driver, who explained that you could always tell looking at a woman *in a burka* whether she was attractive underneath, and what her body was like etc once you knew how to look…
    As I think someone mentioned in one of the comments already (I can’t find it now) the real problem is that there is a woman tempting men with a sinful, sinful actual body underneath the clothes.
    Edit: Found it: credit to Almost a Chimp for pointing out it’s the body under the clothes that’s the problem.

  • Astreja

    Skirt in outfit #1 is either too long or too short, and sleeves could stand to be looser and more flowing.The lace trim doesn’t do anything for the skirt hem, either.

    Outfit #2 is mixing patterns in an unattractive way.

    Waistline in outfit 3 is too low.

    Side slit in outfit #4 doesn’t go nearly high enough, and it would be better to have a matching slit on the left side as well.

    Sailor Moon costume in #5 needs a higher, more ruffled skirt, a more gathered waistline and a higher, larger bow.

    Woman in picture #6 needs support hose for apparent varicose veins.

  • Iain Lovejoy

    The irony of Debi mentioning Proverbs 31 is that the estate manager and small businesswoman actually described in Proverbs 31 would have considered Debi’s “Proverbs 31 ladies” sitting around doing decorative needlework all day as a completely useless waste of skin.

  • Jennny

    Ah, of course, Pearl daughters sat and sewed and did dainty things which kept their socks pristine on pain of a beating. Most normal kids of all genders play out in the dirt – my 3DDs had black socks only for this reason!

  • Petticoat Philosopher

    If teaching your daughters to ridicule strangers is making them “ladies,” I’m glad my parents opted for “not assholes” instead.

  • Petticoat Philosopher

    Ummmm, some of those outfits are frumpy as hell. Seriously, what is “wrong” with 6! I thought Gothardites were all about the bib dresses.

  • Petticoat Philosopher

    Yeah, I have no idea what’s supposed to be wrong with number three.

  • Petticoat Philosopher

    That’s why the Ferengi on Star Trek didn’t allow women to where clothes.

  • Nea

    Part of what appalls me is that the cake feeding is actually a symbol of taking care of the other person. And her brand new husband’s response to “I will take care of you” is to literally spit it back in her face in front of her friends and family. He didn’t just reflexively spit either – he chewed it a bit to make the biggest mess possible before his show of public humiliation and domination.

    Any healthy woman would have thrown his ring in his face and torn up the marriage license (not that the Pearl girls have one). Any healthy family would have supported her. But this is a Pearl girl, so she not only took it, she claims it’s a “funny” story and praises her own smarts in not wearing an expensive dress to be ruined.

  • SAO

    My point was that if those outfits are slutty, not much short of a burqa is okay.

  • Nea

    Those whores are wearing patterns! Even the one with the puritan dress is wearing patterned hose that draw attention to the fact that she has legs, the tart. Skirt slit is admitting that her legs go above the knee (you’d even see an inch of thigh when she sits!) and floppy bow isn’t just flashing the sinful, sinful skin between clavicle and cleavage, she’s got a bow right over her tits so you can’t pretend they’re not there!

  • Nea

    I’m thinking it’s the patterned hose.

  • Nea

    I’m assuming that lace overlay is a sinful reminder that there are boobs in that general area (although, to be a cat, that dress only works if you’ve as flat-chested and narrow-hipped as Twiggy).

  • Nea

    Well, it’s not like Debi could use Mary and Martha as illustration…

  • Jennny

    Yup, tired of pairing my 3 DDs socks, I just put a tub on the landing called ‘the black sock box’ and they just found a pair, or a near-pair daily, saved a lot of time!

  • texassa

    That’s so disgusting. Reminds me of the recent clip I heard about Jinger (Duggar) and Jeremy riding in the car and he burns her with spilled hot coffee and laughs.

  • texassa

    I don’t know which daughter had her new husband spit chewed cake in her face at their wedding, but in looking for record of it, I found this. And I’ll just leave it here…

    https://nogreaterjoy.org/articles/the-wedding/

  • The Jack of Sandwich

    I’ll bet she’d call women dressing as 1st century Jews silly as well. There’s nothing inherently more godlike about the clothes she approves of over the ones she doesn’t.
    She’s demanding conformity for conformity’s sake.

  • The Jack of Sandwich

    If Christian men can’t avoid giving in to their lusts after seeing women dressed like this, I think there’s no hope for them. (Not saying those clothes are unattractive, just in no way provocative.) I’m glad my parents taught me how to have a modicum of self control.

  • The Jack of Sandwich

    don’t you see the arrow pointing RIGHT AT her cleavage?

  • Nea

    Ugh! I hadn’t heard about that, but I’m not surprised.

  • The Jack of Sandwich

    Socks?
    That sounds dangerous. Socks are just one step away from wearing pants!

  • Almost a chimp

    DDs? I assume the second D is daughters, but I’m scratching my head at the first. Devil’s, Devilish, delightful or devious might apply to mine, but I shan’t make assumptions about yours.

  • Almost a chimp

    OK, I have to ask: What do these people wear to the beach or swimming pool? Or for playing sports?

  • texassa

    Yeah, he pressures her to open a coffee for him in the car, she doesn’t want to because she is scared it will spill on her, he tells her to do it anyway, it spills on her, and then he is pictured laughing while she is grimacing. It is disturbing.

  • Nea

    Incredibly disturbing. If that’s how he treats her when the cameras are on

  • paganheart

    Maybe that’s what Debi really objects to. First, girls start wearing colored socks; the next thing you know, they start wearing pants, and from there it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to becoming a godless feminist hussy! Oh noes!!11! 😉

  • paganheart

    Both of those things are actually making a fashion comeback. Having lived through those embarrassments the first time around, I think I’ll pass, thank you very much.

  • Falconlights

    I sure would have, What a total bastard!

  • Almost a chimp

    I’ve just read the account of the ceremony* and have to say that it sounded quite a beautiful event (if events passed as described), maybe a little too much like a little girl’s idea of a fairytale wedding for many people’s taste but beautiful nonetheless. Shoshanna looked genuinely elated in the photograph, every inch the young woman whose dreams had all come true (the cynic in me might have also seen relief at finally moving away from her parents, but it’s obvious that she’s swapping one prison for another, so I guess that was short-lived).

    Hell, even her dad managed to sound like the proud father in describing the day.

    But of course, the bigoted bastard couldn’t let his daughter’s perfect day – possibly the only truly happy day she’d ever experienced – go on permanent record without throwing in some hatred, maybe to punish her for leaving him, maybe not content to let Shoshanna be the star for just one day, but for whatever reason he just had to follow his description of the day with this;

    None of my daughters or their husbands asked the state of Tennessee for permission to marry. They did not yoke themselves to government. It was a personal, private covenant, binding them together forever—until death. So when the sodomites have come to share in the state marriage licenses, which will eventually be the law, James and Shoshanna will not be in league with those perverts. And, while I am on the subject, there will come a time when faithful Christians will either revoke their state marriage licenses and establish an exclusively one man-one woman covenant of marriage, or, they will forfeit the sanctity of their covenant by being unequally yoked together with perverts.

    Honestly, if I had been Shoshanna’s partner, having read that I would seriously have had to be tied down to stop me from knocking him flat on his back, picking him up and doing it over and over again until he finally got it.

    *as is obvious from Michaels hate-rant, the marriage is not legally recognised, and it appears that common-law marriages are not recognised in their state, meaning that should anything happen to the husband, whether he dies or ups and leaves, Shoshanna would be up shit creek, and her daddy deliberately burned her oars because of his own perverted beliefs.
    What an absolute bastard! To quote an old Arab curse, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.

  • Almost a chimp

    Stop taking this seriously, that’s cheating 🙂
    Anyway, we have to guess why the outfits are eye-traps, too slutty for church, not why they’re merely offensive to the eye.

  • Almost a chimp

    Not sure about the Gothardites, but no’s 1 and 6 would, with very little alteration, be perfect for Goths.

  • Almost a chimp

    Agreed. It would take a very…..errm…specialised mind to find those outfits even mildly sexy, let alone provocative.

  • Almost a chimp

    Well thank you. Don’t wrap it, I’ll wear it now.

  • Almost a chimp

    They can still get rather aromatic, though.

  • Almost a chimp

    I once sexed in a flouncy way. Still not quite sure how I managed that…..or even what it means.

  • LaMaria

    Godly girls do not play sports. My mom (born in 1952) got her first pair of trousers when she was 15. For her all-girls school sports day. Where high-jumping was on the menu. She still had to throw a tantrum to be allowed to wear trousers and they were mid-calf length and wide enough that nobody would see they weren´t a skirt.

  • TLC
  • Mimc

    Short version “I taught my daughters to constantly judge other women and now they are terrified to excess any individuality”

  • Delilah Hart

    I bet the girl with the purple hair is happier and freer than the Pearl girls.

  • Derk King

    I used to buy a ton of the same socks and got rid of the old never had to worry about matching. I got tired of trying to find matches after they came out of the laundry or later. Costco baby.

  • AnonCar

    I’m trying to figure out how limping is walking in a sexy manner. Seriously. Every time I’ve limped or watched other people limp it looks like they’re in pain and like sexytime action is the last thing on their minds. What is wrong with…never mind. Sigh…

  • AnonCar

    Agreed. Though there were certainly moments when I know my mom despaired of me. I vividly remember a smart remark in a department store that resulted in her covering her eyes with a hand and just shaking her head. Now that I think about it, I have to wonder if she was trying not to laugh. Wait nope, that was definitely despair – I remember her reaction to me smarting off to the telemarketer. Definitely despair.