Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"Girls are like apples." I'm sorry, what?

Courtesy of Raw Story: 

Perhaps one of the most disturbing images on the Internet recently comes from the Christian fundamentalist website, “Let Them Marry.” Formerly called, “True Love Doesn’t Wait (It Marries)”, the pro-early marriage site is a Quiverfull ministry dedicated to teaching fathers the truly biblical path to marriage for their young sons and daughters.

Nothing like treating women  as if they are objects for men barter and trade amongst themselves, don;t you think?

After all how scandalous to think that they are human beings as well, capable of choosing the life that want to lead, and with whom they might want to live it.

34 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:18 AM

    Yikes. There's ter another weird ass reality show in the TV these days, "Married By Mom And Dad." Well, it's exactly the same thing as "19 Kids And Counting." The Duggar children marry whomever daddy Duggar, Jim Bob Billy Wayne Bobby Mike, finds for them. It's just as creepy.

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  2. Anonymous2:42 AM

    How did the biblical Eve become farmer's apple? Adam is the farmer? Isn't that incestuous?

    dowl

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    1. Boscoe6:50 AM

      I think it's deeply telling that while the farmer and the boys are, apparently, people, the woman is merely a sweet object grown for their enjoyment.

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    2. Anonymous7:19 AM

      And isn't the whole "apple plucked from the tree" thing kind of supposed to be Satan's gig?

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  3. Pope John Paul II2:54 AM

    Considering the farmer himself will occasionally eat the fruit he grows, this analogy is beyond disgusting.

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    1. Anonymous6:25 AM

      I'm betting the rates of incest in the quiverful movement, and other self isolated so-called religious communities, is extremely high.
      When children are uneducated about their bodies it's hard for them to even express what happens to them, when they view their father as something compared to the God they are supposed to fear, when they are isolated from normal society and often even schools who can they tell.When are taught wives blame themselves for their husbands sins themselves in these isolated societies just seems to be a set up for early marriage, multiple marriages, and child sex abuse and I will even say child sex slavery.

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    2. Anonymous8:12 AM

      6:24 SEX, BULLYing and Money. That is the tenet of religion! Religion ABSOLVEs everything.

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  4. Anonymous3:01 AM

    What bullshit -in the shape of a tree.

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  5. SallyinMI3:24 AM

    And how many children they want to hear, and when. As disgusting and degrading as this whole movement is, the Duggars will be back on TV promoting it. The US is sick.

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  6. The "True Love Waits" thing is pure conservative pro-abstinence-only bullshit. Now they're calling for early marriage because they're beginning to realize that ignorant kids have sex earlier and have more premarital pregnancies and even (gasp!) abortions. No, marry them off early so things can't get out of hand.

    This is based on the father thinking of his daughter only as a sex object, not as an actual person.

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  7. Surely even Bristol Palin, who is rumored capable of masticating food and ambulatory movement, would be insulted at her comparison to brainless vegetation. Still, better safe than sorry, and let's leave the rebuttals to someone like Elizabeth Warren.

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    1. Leland5:02 AM

      Sure she can walk and she might even be able to chew gum. But can she do both at the same time?

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    2. Bristol is not at all like an apple!

      Celery, maybe.

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    3. CorningNY7:06 PM

      Slipstream, you made my night! Good thing I want drinking anything! Celery, indeed!

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  8. Anonymous4:08 AM

    My father would have never chosen my husband, a marriage 33 years strong come April. I no doubt would have been long since divorced from his choice!

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    1. While my Mother's Father had no problems with my Mother's choice of my Dad, since both of them were engineers plus my Mom was already 23 and considered an Old Maid, my Mother wasn't exactly the choice my Dad's parents would have chosen for him as she was a protestant and he was Catholic.

      In fact, there was a family argument years later about it and my Dad shut them all up by bringing up that my Uncle and his Catholic wife got DIVORCED and his wife was a better mother, housekeeper and smarter than the rest of the good Catholic girls the brothers married.

      That shut them up and there was no longer any discussion of it.

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  9. Anonymous4:44 AM

    Ugh. These types need to staple their mouths shut. Men and women are the same. Same desires. Same blood. Same human value.

    The more the press chooses to slut shame certain people while letting malecounterparts act in the same natural ways, the more women are fucked. I often want to leave this blog because the commenters are nasty hypocrites regarding sex. people will respond to the unfair treatment of women here yet the next day malign virtuous people by falsely accusing them of being slutty. Gryphons pretty mysogynistic himself. I don't understand how a middle aged man feels appropriate in victimizing a good 20 something woman. Please Gryphen, recognize your hypocrisy when you pen defaming slander and realize you're making people victims with it.

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    1. Anonymous5:09 AM

      HUH??
      By all means, leave then.

      P.S The 20-something "good" woman does a fine job victimizing herself, just like Mommie, without any help from Gryph!

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    2. Anonymous5:33 AM

      @4:44 a.m? You have to be kidding!!

      Obviously you are defending Bristol Palin, who has done a superb job of being a spoiled, entitled, egotistical, foul mouthed hypocrite who doesn't go to church, sleeps with multiple men, and now has 3 kids out of wedlock.

      You sound like Alicia the troll.

      Bristol cares more about fame, money, and $300 sunglasses than anything else.

      Wonder where those values came from? /S

      Why bother posting here?

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    3. Anonymous6:47 AM

      4:44 AM must have gotten a pass from the asylum in St. Augustine, FL. She has been in treatment for a bit. It must cost her liberal parents quite a lot to support her mental issues.

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    4. Anonymous7:23 AM

      Slander? What slander? Ms Bristol Palin has at least two children, and neither child has the same father. Who is the victim? Ms Bristol Palin? Her children? Or the portion of the population which heard her message about abstinence, which she herself could not, or would not, follow?

      Archie Butt

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    5. Anonymous8:14 AM

      5:33 Correction 6 kids..

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    6. Slander? Still using words you don't understand the meaning of?

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  10. Anonymous5:31 AM

    Reminds me of that "purity ball" movement, where young girls promise to their dad to be chaste and they go out on dates together, have their own proms, etc.

    I remember when Gryph posted on this years ago, and the creeped out factor I felt reading it.

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    1. Anonymous9:42 AM

      Their father gave them purity rings. Very creepy.

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  11. Anonymous5:42 AM

    There are farmers that grow wonderfully healthy organic apples and there are farmers that produce toxic apples by repeated application of poison during their growth.

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  12. Anonymous7:09 AM

    Gross

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  13. The graphic's failure to mention the children's mothers is telling.

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    1. Anonymous9:41 AM

      She's just an apple HER father picked and gave to the guy who married her.

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  14. Um, females = fruit, which is a consumable good. So vagina-wearing humans are to be carefully husbanded (pun most definitely intended) for later consumption in due time. OK, vomiting now.

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  15. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Let a girl become a woman who can decide when she is "ripe."

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  16. Is this where those wisened old carved apple people dolls come from?

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  17. Anita Winecooler4:38 PM

    There's some pretty sick minds out there, this vile representation of girls/women as fruit to be picked by boys is truly puke bag worthy.

    No Thanks, whoever wrote that, I'll pick my own bananas and peel them before I eat them, with a fork and knife, of course.

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