Clare responds + some context

I think the biggest confusion in this whole my-sister-is-a-viral-blogger-after-her-first-post thing (besides the part where everyone is assuming her surname is Ettinger -- it isn't, and she's a minor. So, my parents have requested anyone using her real name please redact it for her privacy), was about¬†why¬†Clare cared about the modesty guidelines more than getting kicked … Continue reading Clare responds + some context

An update on Clare

::UPDATE:: Please do not harass the coordinator for the prom. Her info can be found online, but I am deleting comments containing that because she does not deserve the ire of internet trolls in her inbox. The coordinator herself was not involved in the decision made. Please leave her alone. Thank you. ::end update:: Dear … Continue reading An update on Clare

Immodesty Rail: Purity Guilt

Shortly after her breakup with her serious boyfriend of two years, a friend confided in me that she worried that no good Christian guys would be interested in her, because of the things she had done with her ex. "What sorts of things?" I wondered. Her response: nothing more than your average youthful makeout sessions, … Continue reading Immodesty Rail: Purity Guilt

Commonplace Links 10/19

I'm dashing out the door to go to a wedding in Atlanta this weekend (and a quick stop to see my family on our way south - I haven't been home since July, and I miss them!), but here's this week's links. I think you'll notice two themes: "slut-shaming" (look it up) and how to … Continue reading Commonplace Links 10/19