“But they seem so happy!”
“Live and let live”
“I agree with you, but you’re too hostile.”
“They promote family values! We need more of that in America!”
“You’re the one being intolerant! You have to respect their religion!”
These are just a few of the responses I get every time I speak out against the fuckery that is the Duggars (I took the liberty of correcting the spelling and grammar, and turning off the caps lock) so let’s queer up a few things. (<— See what I did there? Queer up instead of clear up? *crickets* Seriously?!)
Let’s start with 19 fucking kids.
There’s not much I can say that hasn’t already been stated, so much to my chagrin, I’m going to quote raging misogynist and anti-vaxxer nutjob, Bill Maher;
“If you had 19 cats instead of kids, you’d be on hoarders.”
If they were a daycare center, they’d be shut down and there would be widespread media outrage at how “irresponsible” it is for one person (I’ve watched the show, Jim Bob doesn’t do shit.) to take on 19 children.
Only, it’s not just one person, the older girls gave up their childhoods to raise the younger siblings (boys are absolved of all “woman work”). This is where everyone whines “But they seem soooooo happy”.
From Michael and Debi Pearl’s Training up a Child, whose methods the Duggars proudly advocate:
To allow your child a time of rebellion and self-will, whether it be around the other parent, grandparents, older brother or sister, baby sitter or peers, is to allow rebellion and self-will to stay alive. The seeds of rebellion will always be there to come to fruition when the external pressures are lessened. You may be controlling their outward actions, but you are not building character.
In a family submitted to the light of God, the children should be in such general submission to the understood principle of conduct that they are submissive to give and receive rebuke from one another. In the church, we are all accountable to one another. It should be so in the home.
Furthermore, the older children will be more responsible when given responsibility with the younger children. And what a load it takes off the mother! The younger children are always allowed a court of appeal. If the older child abuses his or her authority, it is a grave offense. The younger children soon learn that to make an unfounded claim against the older child’s discipline is to receive double discipline. The responsibility given to the older child is valuable training. It also lessens tensions, since the older child is not left helpless in the presence of an unrestrained little brother or sister.
In other words, the older girls are expected to raise their siblings without complaint, lest they be labeled rebellious and forced to endure this shit.
Now on to the “Live and let live, respect their religion” bullshit.
By now, I’m sure y’all have heard about the robocall fuckery, but here’s an excerpt just in case:
Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. I’m calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children. The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes, I said men – to use women’s and girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only. I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls. I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space. We should never place the preference of an adult over the safety and innocence of a child. Parents, who do you want undressing next to your daughter at the public swimming pool’s private changing area?
Bitch, please! If you didn’t click the link, NINE transgender people have already been murdered this year, and that’s not counting those who’ve been bullied to the point of suicide.
“A staggering 41 percent of transgender people in the United States have attempted to commit suicide, according to a new survey. About 19 percent of transgender people report being refused medical care because of their gender-nonconforming status, and a shocking 2 percent have been violently assaulted in a doctor’s office.
These statistics are just some of the sobering findings from a survey of more than 7,000 transgender people conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, released in October 2010.”
“The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes, I said men – to use women’s and girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only. I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space”
Let’s humor Michelle’s mulleted “logic” and say those born with a penis are always male; then how does she propose we “protect” women and girls? An official cooter inspector outside the ladies’ room? I’m sure that’s MUCH less traumatizing than being forced to wonder what the chick taking a piss in the next stall is packing.
“I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls.”
Hear that cis-gender male child predators? All you have to do to gain access to the girls’ locker room is undergo psychiatric evaluation, hormone therapy, have the gender marker on all formal documents changed to female, file for a name change, (all of which is totally free, BTW), purchase wigs, makeup, dresses, groceries (Men don’t belong in grocery stores! DUHHH!), and tampons, and you’re free to molest to your penis’s content!
Oh, wait… That’s bullshit. Trans people are more likely to be victims than perpetrators of assault.
I have ADD and I still managed to find these sources in like 30 seconds! That’s why I’m so “hostile” to these fuckwits, they’re willfully ignorant, as the information is out there, they’re just choosing to remain uneducated, and actively getting government involved in mandating discrimination against LGBT people, with emphasis on the T.
These assholes are blatantly fear mongering, thereby contributing to violence and murders of transgender people; if I’m not supposed to be angered by this, please tell me how I should feel!
“They promote family values.”
Yep. When eldest douchelord, Josh Dugger isn’t busy forcing his wife to cook a meal for 25 with less than a day’s notice, napping while she’s in hour 18 of labor, hitting the gym in his scandalous basketball shorts exposing delicious slivers of kneecap *swoon*, or being an absent father, he’s selflessly working to take away the hard won rights of the LGBT community.
Just to recap; Dehumanizing LGBT folks + criminalizing being transgender + enslaving women – reproductive freedom/alluring corduroy skirts = “family values”.
I see shinbone! HARLOT!!!!
“You’re the one being intolerant! You have to respect their religion.”
I’m a proud, outspoken, atheist, but that doesn’t mean I’m intolerant of religious folks. I hate the belief, not the believer. I don’t give a flying, furry fuck who or what you pray to, but if you use your religion to make laws and/or hurt people, you’re a dickwad and I’m gonna call you out on your fuckery.
I respect everyone until I’m given a reason not to, and as evidenced by the length of this blog post there’s ample reason to say FUCK THE DUGGARS AND THEIR XENOPHOBIC GOD.