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Stuff I don't understand...

HerNameIsBuffy

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There are a lot of things I don't understand about the fundy mindset, but far and away the one thing I most want an answer to is how this belief system can override one of the most primal human instincts...to protect your child.

You teach girls blind submission and you increase their risk of being victims of abuse by orders of magnitude...and who have no idea how strong and resourceful they can be even without an umbrella of protection.

You teach boys that they are at the mercy of their sexual impulses and you create men who have no idea that they too have moral strength and character...and they don't need a woman to keep them from harming people.  

I just do not understand what happens to these people where the hardwired instinct to protect and love your babies gets subverted.  

I love my husband.  My family.  If any of them were to hurt my children you won't believe how fast that would change.

Unconditional love I have for my kids and our four legged family members.  Everyone else...there are conditions for sure.  Condition #1...don't hurt anyone in my Unconditional Column A.

There was some discussion in one of the threads today about Ben's parents and how maybe his mom was nervous for his absorption into the vapid Duggar empire, but even if so she likely wouldn't object because her husband was on board.  I don't know anything about her as a person, but as a mom of a son of that age let me tell you that if I saw my baby heading for a cliff and his father wanted to stop my intervention...his father had best be wearing a cup and looking for a new place to live.  I wouldn't stand by and let my son run off that cliff without doing everything in my power to stop him.  At some point kids will do what they will and the best intentioned parents can't stop them...but that's no excuse for standing idly by and watching it happen.

I don't understand how their maternal instinct came with an off switch.

and some ecards and stuff.

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sawasdee

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Wow. Just wow. Don't mess with HNIB's kids. And I am so sorry for all those kids who don't have an HNIB in their life.

(I think my favourite is A Worried Mother Does Better Research Than The FBI.)

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violynn

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#'s 4 and 6 are probably my favorites though my head nodded as I read each meme.  All parents should have this instinct in the top 3:  keep them healthy, keep them safe, teach them how to adult successfully.  Someone in my family hurt one of mine 8 years ago, we haven't seen that entire branch since.  I miss old traditions I grew up with, but that is all...and we've made new Ines.  Nothing trumps my kids.

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