Posts in category "homeschool"

Will this petition finally take the Duggars off air?

Will this petition finally take the Duggars off air?
Could we compel TLC finally cancel the show (and all specials) of 19 Kids and Counting? I stumbled across a HuffPo article that linked to a Change.org petition asking TLC to cancel the Duggars because of anti-LGBTQ fearmongering. It’s old news, related to some robocalls in Arkansas that Michelle Duggar recorded that compared transgender people... Read more »

The flip-side of modesty

The flip-side of modesty
Relax. This isn’t a post about Mrs. Hall.  It’s about the culture of modesty itself. Namely, modesty associated with homeschooling and (evangelical) Christianity. I blame this post by Tim on Wine and Marble for sparking this retrospection about my own homeschool and modesty experience. I got off easy. My parents never really advertised or promoted... Read more »

I have no opinions about "FYI (if you're a teenage girl)" Should I?

I have no opinions about "FYI (if you're a teenage girl)" Should I?
Encouraging modesty vs slut-shaming. I see both sides’ points. In other words, I have no opinions. And I’m not sure if I should have one or not. Facebook was having one of those mini-meltdowns yesterday about the blog post “FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)” that some mom wrote. She normally has an audience of... Read more »
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I'm a feminist thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder

I'm a feminist thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder
…and I think that’s hilarious because the cultic Vision Forum and that whole branch of fundamentalist homeschooling Christianity like to use the “Little House on the Prairie” books to advocate submission among women and to puff up the “manly” role of men. In “These Happy Golden Years,” Laura told Manley that she will love him,... Read more »

UN Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Homeschool scare tactics

UN Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Homeschool scare tactics
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was voted down in Senate. While I was deep in the final throes of my master’s degree, I somehow missed that the Senate was going to be voting on this treaty. Then I heard that it was voted down. Why would anyone vote down... Read more »

Keyword Search Roundup

Keyword Search Roundup
After reading Jenna’s post about pedophiles searching for and landing on her blog, and even justifying their lusting after children! (CHILDREN. What sick f**ks.), I decided to see what search terms led people to my blog. The Duggars. People searching about the Duggars, Bill Gothard and his creepy ATI cult, blanket training and associated child... Read more »
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Can homeschooling be a haven for abuse?

Can homeschooling be a haven for abuse?
I am a homeschool graduate. I homeschooled for most of my elementary career, and for the entirety of my middle and high school career. I have seen homeschooling at its finest, with parents raising accepting and intelligent children who excel in life. I have friends among this group. I know that some parents use homeschooling... Read more »