Because this is #PurityCulture. This is life for a fundy child, raised by the patriarchy.
I was served up School of Tomorrow’s ACE curriculum from grades K-12, except the year we used CLE curriculum... which is actually worse.
ACE is Calvinistic to the core, which made it an odd choice for a family that believed John Wesley stood next to Jesus’ cross.
-rigid dress standards
-an inherent belief that white Protestants are the master race
Screwing science means lots of weird avenues, including climate change denial.
Accelerated Christian Education was and is awful in every sense.
Children sit in an “office” and do individual workbooks.
Morning devotions start every day... prayer before lunch... chapel multiple times a week.
Propoganda runs on emotion. And culture.
What better way to build a culture than through brainwashing children who then birth and raise brainwashed babies?
And it starts in the cradle.
I never learned to do cartwheels, because I was afraid of showing my underwear (skirts only).
Of course I noticed boys got a free pass... what active little girl wouldn’t notice how much easier life would be in pants?
The male/female segregation was so strong - even in the lowest grades - that my boy cousin, also my best friend, wouldn’t talk to me at school.
Being a girl.
Nothing more, nothing less.
They would’ve gone to jail rather than send us to public school.
They idolized School of Tomorrow & saw it as a protective bubble.
Again, I’m not going to go in depth into what #purityculture is...
My entire K-12 education was an exercise in staying away from boys. No flirting, DEFINITELY no touching, and no dating for me or my siblings because my mom wouldn’t allow it until we turned 18.
Family courtship was a thing for many. Lots of girls just straight up broke the rules.
Some of my friends engaged in actually harmful sexual activity.
Abortion was a thing too, tho hidden.
Btw, I’m still talking about HS.
Administrators taking advantage of young girls.
A HS principal who ended up in jail for molesting children. Don’t talk to me about accusations... this was true.
Many walked away from it all. I didn’t blame them. Might have been envious. But I couldn’t. Not yet.
I was the good girl, the one who followed all the rules. Got perfect grades. Witnessed to people. Went on mission trips. It was all I had.
I couldn’t find a job. It suddenly dawned on me that a Christian school education is worse than getting a GED, even if you make near-perfect grades.
And you know, it makes sense.
If your body is shameful and being a woman makes you fit to be a servant or a slave... what is there to live for?
You may as well bury your guilt and shame in the earth.
Christian school devastated us. Even tho I do believe my parents were trying to protect us, it was nuclear. #ExposeChristianSchools
My automatic reaction is typically to throw up a wall bigger than Trump’s.
And in a painful, ironic twist if everything is sexual, nothing is.
#PurityCulture exists to reduce women to objects. Useful only for male pleasure.
You’ve been a great audience...