Blogger says women shouldn’t be educated because debt is unattractive to men
Do you know how much more attractive debt-free virgins (without tattoos) are to young men? According to a viral blog post, this is the ideal candidate for snagging a man on the hunt for a spouse. And no, this isn’t a post from The Onion we’re talking about here, this is a real woman who wrote real words about why women shouldn’t be educated or mark their skin with the Devil’s ink.
If you, like me, are a debauched, debt-ridden woman (with more than one tattoo to boot) well, God help us all.
Lori Alexander, a blogger for The Transformed Wife, recently unleashed her thoughts on why Christian young women should carefully consider whether or not they go to college — because men might not find it attractive: “It’s far from what God calls women to be and do: it teaches them to be independent, loud, and immodest instead of having meek and quiet spirits.”
Ready to get your rage on? Then keep reading.
Hoo boy, I should thank my lucky stars my husband was able to see past the tens of thousands of dollars in debt I’ve amassed simply by going to college. Not to mention my not-intact-since-junior-year-of-high-school hymen.
In her post, Alexander shares opinions other women have apparently shared with her (sure, Jan) as well as her own opinions on why debt-laden women are having a tough time in the marriage mart.
“Men don’t want to marry a woman with debt. Most of this debt comes from college. They would also prefer a woman who still lives at her parent’s house that has not had other relationships.”
“If they go to college, they are unlikely to stay home raising their children to pay off the debt and use the degree they spent years on.”
“Sadly, most young Christian women wouldn’t listen to their husbands since they’ve not been taught to live in submission to their husbands.”
“It’s actually protection for young women to live under their father’s roof until they get married.”
Look, poking fun at outdated ways of thinking is all fun and games until you realize there are actually women out there who have been brainwashed into thinking this way. They’re spreading harmful rhetoric that is not just old-fashioned; it’s dangerous. Trying to convince young women to bypass an education in order to settle down with a husband and commence baby factory-ing sooner? What kind of frightening fundie nonsense is that?
The way of life presented by “The Transformed Wife” (ugh, that name) places men firmly on the top rung of the Patriarchy Ladder and women in a completely subservient, dependent role — financially and emotionally reliant on their husbands in every way. There is, of course, no mention of women who seek to leave abusive situations within this type of lifestyle. Because this system sets them up to remain trapped.
An educated, tattooed, sexual woman doesn’t hold less value as a human being because she chose to do all of those things. It’s beyond frustrating that the cost of education — which is astronomical in the U.S. — is used as a tool of manipulation designed to make women panic about becoming a wife and mother and choosing one life or the other.
Teaching these kinds of “lessons” have real-life implications — and none of them actually benefit women, despite what this author and those responsible for indoctrinating her may think.
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