CW: This article discusses abuse including sexual abuse, and violence against oppressed groups. There is no graphic detail. “The righteous rise with burning eyesOf hatred and ill willMadmen fed on fear and liesTo beat and burn and killThey say there are strangers who threaten usOur immigrants and infidelsThey say there is strangeness too dangerousIn our… Continue reading Are Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Megan Phelps-Roper Free from Fear and Hate?
I didn’t know the word, but as a very young child, I knew that my dad was a patriarch. I was four years old when I knew my parents were trying for a son. Dad had adopted two daughters, my two older sisters, who mom had from prior relationships. As the first biological child of… Continue reading Daughters of Patriarchy, Part 1: Sexual Obsession
“Totally unprepared am I, to face a world of menTimid and shy and scared am I, of things beyond my kenI need someone older and wiser, telling me what to do…” -The Sound of Music I was homeschooled from preschool to grade 12. My parents were my only teachers. They taught me that the main… Continue reading Homeschooled to Prevent Education
In Christian homeschool speech and debate, we were told that we were learning logic and critical thinking. What we learned was a kind of feigned intellectualism, one that behaves under the pretense that the most reasonable reaction to anything is no reaction at all. Almost without fail, the winning competitors were charismatic and attractive, smooth… Continue reading Heartlessness and Hate, Part 2
I have not been in contact with my family in several years, and my siblings have attended some charter school and community college. I can only speak to my personal experience, not to what has happened in my siblings’ education since cutting contact. My parents had a religious and political agenda in homeschooling my siblings… Continue reading Learning Disabilities and Homeschool
I was severely unprepared for adulthood in every way. I had been indoctrinated to view the entire world through a religious lens. This meant that I thought the world was small. I lacked (and still lack) the professional and social skills needed to attain and maintain gainful employment. I also lack the skills needed to… Continue reading I am an Ignorant Adult
Big content warning for in-depth discussion of the recent executive order from President Trump on choosing to imprison families together instead of separating them. More links and context were added 7/2/18. If you have any updates on this developing story, please leave links in the comments and I will update accordingly. I don’t feel that… Continue reading Why Trump’s Executive Order Is Very Bad News