According to Lori Anderson, the blogger whose deeply problematic handwritten flowchart on whether mothers should return to the workforce or not went viral late last year, men just can’t catch a break.
Why? Because they can’t find godly women to marry, as too many of us have been raised with a “feminist mindset” instead of being taught “biblical womanhood”.
Translation: men don’t want to marry women who have had sex.
This is, in Lori’s view, why so many of them choose not to marry at all.
The mother-of-four shared a controversial new post this week on her very opinionated blog The Transformed Wife, in which she aims to advise people on marriage, raising children and homemaking.
All with deeply religious undertones, in case you haven’t picked that up.
Within the post, she said the reason men no longer want to get married is because women are not “chaste” and have no “virtue”.
It’s all very Handmaid’s Tale.
“I have men write me and ask where they can find godly women,” she wrote.
“I don’t have an easy answer because even in most churches, the young women aren’t being taught biblical womanhood. They aren’t being taught to have meek and quiet spirits, to be shamefaced, modest, and chaste.”
She continued: “There are few older women teaching the young women biblical womanhood. Many young women don’t want to hear it because it clashes so deeply with their feminists mindset that they’ve been raised with.”
But all is not lost, according to Lori. Us women can turn things around (unless it’s…too late).
“Women need to begin attracting men again, not in a sexual, feminist way but in a chaste, godly way.”
She added: “Young women need to be taught what marriage, love, and commitment are all about and it has nothing to do with feelings and emotions.”
The post concluded with a personal anecdote: “When I was in high school, I dated two guys long-term. They weren’t believers but they knew I had strict standards concerning sexual morality. Even though both of them had had sex with other girls before me, it’s me who they wanted to marry and be with. They appreciated my standards and my desire to be feminine and a woman, not a feminist.”
Righteo then. Thanks for the tips Lori.
Unsurprisingly, social media users have already flocked to object to the outdated ideology within Lori’s bizarre blog post, responding to her subsequent tweets regarding women being “too feminist”, and that we should all “have a meek and quiet spirit”:
You do know that you can be a wife, mother, home maker AND a feminist at the same time pic.twitter.com/xB2Nn4WgGy
— Well Spoken Token (@sadieC137) January 4, 2019