Indoctrinated home schooled girl refuses life in the kitchen and seeks education

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The atheist community is firmly united in assisting a young girl who was brought up in a religious home that seeks to keep women uneducated and in the kitchen.  Despite her parents refusing to help in any way she has dedicated herself to getting an education and saving her siblings from the same fate.  Please "vote" for her essay about this to help her get a scholarship.  As of my writing of this blog post she has twice as many votes as the second place entry, let's keep it up!

 

In her essay she states:

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Then, I would love to create a safe-house where children of religious homeschooling families can come to improve their lives and future and have hope.
From struggling with poverty, to being unable to get a job without a resume or employment history, and often a substandard education; the children of the Quiverfull movement have extreme challenges to overcome. A home like this would be a safe platform for them to transition into the world without being abandoned to struggle. Many of their parents wish this difficulty for their children, saying it will cause them to return and be content with the party line. I want to create a buffer for the pain parents cause when they shun and disinherit their children for religious reasons.
Because there are more of us every day, and so much pain and heartache.

 

 

 

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Beyond Saving's picture

 Added my vote, wasn't

 Added my vote, wasn't aware of the "quiverfull" xtians so I googled it, talk about fucking nuts. Good for her for escaping that life, I can't imagine how hard and scary it must be for people to leave cults knowing they will probably be shunned by their entire family and everyone they knew their entire life. 

It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages, and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith. It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy, heretic-burning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism.-H.L. Mencken

Sinphanius's picture

Added my Vote

Oh, by the way, she currently has 1922 Votes.  Second Place has 864, so I think this is in the bag. 

When you say it like that you make it sound so Sinister...

Sapient's picture

 She's got a big lead with

 She's got a big lead with a long way to the finish line:

Applications may be submitted between September 10, 2012 and May 1, 2013. Twenty (20) top ranking essays will advance to the second round which runs between May 6, 2013 and June 7, 2013. Three (3) scholarship recipients will be notified by email on or about June 12, 2013.

- Brian Sapient


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2064 for her and 864 for

2064 for her and 864 for second place.

Brian37's picture

She got my vote too. Kudos

She got my vote too. Kudos to her and she'll do great no matter what.

Hey  Brian, I don't think you'd mind if I post that link at a couple of other atheist websites credit given for posting it here of course.

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 Obviously that's fine

 Obviously that's fine Brian.  I just want to see her win!

 

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harleysportster's picture

She sure

She sure just got my vote.

Glad to see that she is trying to actually break free of that life and do something.

Some days, I actually have hope for the human race, when I read essays like that one.

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno

Indoctrinated homeschooled girl

I voted! @BeyondSaving, Kathryn Joyce wrote what is still the definitive book on Quiverfull. Yes, they're nuts, but they're part of the spectrum of christian fascists and you'll find their ideas in what now passes for the "Mainstream": that America is losing its character as a white christian nation. It's a question of demographics -- sound familiar? One of the awful and tragic things about them is the anti-science aspect -- again, not uncommon -- which includes medicine. Quiverfull women have died in childbirth from preventable complications. So the brave writer of the letter is literally (correctly used) a survivor. All the ideas about spreading this are good. I was thinking of women-oriented websites, like Jezebel. 

Vastet's picture

Jennifer now has 6440

Jennifer now has 6440 votes

lol

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