A post by a mother with empathy on fire has gone viral after she wrote,
I know everybody is laughing about this Josh Duggar story. Oh, a DUGGAR on Ashley Madison, it’s so rich! I wish more people would talk about Anna.
Anna Duggar is the wife of Josh Duggar, famous for his part in TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, made infamous in May after revelations that he had molested female children, including his own sisters, as a teenager in the Duggar home. Last week, Duggar became the “first outed celebrity” in the Ashley Madison data dump, according to the New Yorker. The Ashley Madison website is a niche dating tool designed to enable extra-marital affairs.
The flip side of the strict sexual prohibitions in the culture to which the Duggars belong is a belief, sometimes bordering on the prurient, in the unbridled nature of male sexuality. Men are often portrayed as sexually ravenous, constantly on the edge of losing control of their libidos. Women, meanwhile, are generally seen as guardians of purity who must not stoke men’s passions.
And on the flip side of that is where Jessica Krammes Kirkland came in with her concern for Josh’s wife, Anna.
Let me tell you: Anna Duggar is in the worst position she could possibly be in right now. Anna Duggar was crippled by her parents by receiving no education, having no work experience (or life experience, for that matter) and then was shackled to this loser because his family was famous in their religious circle. Anna Duggar was taught that her sole purpose in life, the most meaningful thing she could do, was to be chaste and proper, a devout wife, and a mother. Anna Duggar did that! Anna Duggar followed the rules that were imposed on her from the get-go and this is what she got in reward- a husband who she found out, in the span of 6 months, not only molested his own sisters, but was unfaithful to her in the most humiliating way possible…. She lived up to the standard that men set for her of being chaste and Godly and in return, the man who demanded this of her sought women who were the opposite. “Be this,” they told her. She was. It wasn’t enough.
As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.
Does your church raise its daughters to think they breathe fire?