Two for Tuesday

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Two for Tuesday
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Tue, 03-12-2013 - 3:29pm

1. What's for dinner?

2. What is one thing that you are looking forward to?

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 3:20pm

lifespeachy wrote:
IIRC, she also posted pictures of posters' children and homes.

What kind of sick *$#($ would post pictures of somebody else's children to a public forum? And homes? WTH?

I just thought the debate style was kind of interesting in a circus sideshow kind of way. I had no idea it was actually coming from someone with that level of sociopathic behavior.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 3:01pm
I happen to believe that "some women" are called to stay at home, but not all. And I certainly do not believe that there is a biblical mandate.
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 3:00pm
IIRC, she also posted pictures of posters' children and homes.
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Registered: 02-20-2013
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 1:36pm

They tend to be of the "quiverful" variety--quoting the verses about women submitting to their husbands and the like. They interpret the submission part and particularly the "head of the household" bit to equal the stereotypical housefrau/working husband setup. I'm always very amused by the fact that the societal context in which the scriptures were written is never taken into account during these interpretations. 

Like the quiverful people, for example. Lots of children WERE a blessing in a time in which the child mortality rate exceeded 50% and their labor was needed in the agriarian society in which they lived. They contributed to the household in ways children today just don't. That isn't a slam to kids today, it's a fact of a different time and lifestyle. But literalists don't take that into account. It's the word of God. You follow exactly what it says. Which is crazy to me. Because God as Jesus spoke in parables. So why wouldn't the Word of God also be written in parables and allegories and metaphors?

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 1:17pm

>Seriously though, I've met some of those "women should stay home because God wants them to" moms in a bible study. I just can't do a literal interpretation of scripture...</p>[/quote]

I do not know if "women should stay home because God wants them to"  would even fall under a literal interpretation of scripture because I do not think it states that in the Bible.  

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 12:32pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>I arrived here post-Parentsoup, though I recall that there was also a SAH v. WOH board still in existence there while this one was up and running. </p><p>I may have been around during the Max Chandler era, for some reason the poster just isn't sticking out to me. There were so many posters back then and while today's level of ridiculousness would be difficult to top, I do recall some intense discussions about silly things, like lined shorts and, was it snow pants? Snow boots? Some kind of snow gear, anyway. I remember too there were a small collection of working moms who felt that SAHMs should be house servants because they dared to opt out of contributing to the GDP, and placed inordinate amounts of stress on their dhs, citing workplace conversations (predominantly male, of course) where husbands routinely sat around in the break room complaining about their lousy wives who did nothing all day and who refused to work. </p><p>I remember when the occasional hyper vigilant SAHM would arrive here with long posts about how god intended for women to stay at home and serve their families. I remember sitting back and watching the wave of angry posts that would follow those introductions, shaking my head, waiting impatiently for the SAHM to defend herself against this pack of highly educated, debate-seasoned women. Generally those OP would make a few subsequent posts, which were greeted the same way, and then they'd move on for a little while, but most never really returned. Ahhh. The good old days. </p>

HA! The GDP discussions. I had forgotten all about those. I think I may have been much more fun to debate when I only had a six week old newborn and knew it all...Laughing

Seriously though, I've met some of those "women should stay home because God wants them to" moms in a bible study. I just can't do a literal interpretation of scripture...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 12:28pm

I arrived here post-Parentsoup, though I recall that there was also a SAH v. WOH board still in existence there while this one was up and running. 

I may have been around during the Max Chandler era, for some reason the poster just isn't sticking out to me. There were so many posters back then and while today's level of ridiculousness would be difficult to top, I do recall some intense discussions about silly things, like lined shorts and, was it snow pants? Snow boots? Some kind of snow gear, anyway. I remember too there were a small collection of working moms who felt that SAHMs should be house servants because they dared to opt out of contributing to the GDP, and placed inordinate amounts of stress on their dhs, citing workplace conversations (predominantly male, of course) where husbands routinely sat around in the break room complaining about their lousy wives who did nothing all day and who refused to work. 

I remember when the occasional hyper vigilant SAHM would arrive here with long posts about how god intended for women to stay at home and serve their families. I remember sitting back and watching the wave of angry posts that would follow those introductions, shaking my head, waiting impatiently for the SAHM to defend herself against this pack of highly educated, debate-seasoned women. Generally those OP would make a few subsequent posts, which were greeted the same way, and then they'd move on for a little while, but most never really returned. Ahhh. The good old days. 

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 11:16am
Max Chandler was eons ago, back in the pre-village, Parentsoup days. It is hard to describe Max, but she has lived on as a message board legend. She was skinny, kept a perfect house, always wore full make-up to greet her dh, never spent time outside, did not eat any veggies (to many allergies) and kept her son in a stroller till he was 5.
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Registered: 05-31-2011
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 11:03am

I don't recall Max Chandler. Must have been during another board hiatus for me. I've been here kind of off and on. I think I stopped reading the board on a daily type basis when the format changed years ago. I can't figure out why iVillage hasn't remedied the poor formatting. At one point in time, this was THE place for online discussion. I don't even know if there's an equivalent to what iV was currently.  

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Sat, 03-16-2013 - 10:39am
"An assumed name? Is that who Kim Michaelson is?" -------- Yes, exactly. Max Chandler was way more entertaining though, although nobody was ever able to decide if she was real or someone with a fabulous imagination and no life.

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