Skype calls, 600 followers, and more good news!

Hey guys, this is just going to be a blog post where I talk about random stuff so enjoy!

Skype Calls

Yesterday I had a Skype call with the amazing Elm and it was brilliant! I was so nervous making making the call because as most of you know I’m not good with socialising, but I definitely don’t regret it! In fact, I enjoyed it so much I’d love to do it again. So, if any of you reading this would like to chat with me on Skype then you can just email me and we’ll set a call up. Just be warned I will be in my pyjamas, no makeup, messy hair, and probably holding a cup of tea! I’d also like to remind you that I am human! This was something Elm and I discussed, sometimes newer bloggers feel that bloggers with more followers are really scary. Please don’t ever feel like you can’t get in touch with me! You can email me at: aleve44@hotmail.com or you can message me on twitter at: @everywordyousay.

600 Followers

I’ve reached 600 followers!! How insane is that?! I just want to give each and every one of you a giant hug! I just can’t even comprehend that 600+ individuals have liked my posts enough to want to read more. You are all incredible. I’m not really sure how to celebrate this, but if you guys have any ideas I’d love to hear them 🙂

More Good News

I had just come home from an incredibly bad night at work. I don’t want to go into detail, but lets just say that customers can be so awful sometimes. I quickly logged onto my emails to check if anyone needed some help, and there was an email from the one and only David Snape. If you don’t know who he is, he is a fantastic blogger who is also a radio presenter at Southwaves Radio Station. He wants to feature my post as his post of the week! Every Word You Say will be on the radio! My boyfriend has already built a pillow fort where we plan to eat Chinese takeaway, drink tea, and listen to his radio show  (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8pm-10pm) 🙂 I can’t wait!

Thank you for reading 🙂

The Duggar family and the Quiverfull Movement.

Now a lot of you have probably heard quite a bit about the Duggar family, and I’m sure a lot of you may have some strong opinions about the scandal surrounding them. Now this post will basically just be my own opinions/rant about what happened and the Quiverfull Movement in general.

For those of you who don’t know, the Duggar family have their own TV show named ’19 Kids and Counting, and if you hadn’t guessed already it’s because they have 19 children. This family are also devout Christians and belong to a specific movement of Christianity known as the Quiverfull Movement. Recently it was discovered the eldest child, Josh Duggar who is married with three children, sexually assaulted 5 young girls when he was a young teenager. At least two of these girls were known to be his sisters, but it is suspected that the majority of the girls were related to him. His parents made sure he was given a “stern talking to” and that was that. No thought was given to the girls who now had to see their attacker every day of their lives, the girls who had to sit across from him at the dinner table knowing that he molested them, and what about his own daughter? Well no thought was given to her either as his wife knew full well what he did before she married him. Now I know people can change, and all that shit, but he didn’t get punished at all! All he had to do was “Welcome God back into his life” and that magically made everything okay!

I have extensively researched the Quiverfull Movement and I am disgusted. Here is the gist: if you are male you are the leader of the house and you must be obeyed at all times, you may have sex with your wife at any time you wish (even if she doesn’t want to) and you must produce as many children as your wife can possibly carry (or not, as many women have died during complications because they have given birth against medical advice). However, if you’re a female you must cook, clean, and of course your vagina must be available at all times, and it doesn’t matter if your life is at risk because you’re carrying that baby anyway.

So let’s just get this straight. Here is a movement that states if you are anything but heterosexual you are disgusting, that children should be home schooled to protect them from the horrors that are other teenagers, that those who follow Islam are trying to “take over the country” and yet here they are treating women like dirt and allowing pedophilia? Well, I think somebody needs to reevaluate their morals here. You might have noticed that throughout this I never once referred to Quiverfull as a religion, and that’s because I don’t think it deserves to be recognised as one. Religion should be used to unite people, to encourage ethical and moral behaviour, and to give people hope and faith. This movement just encourages hate.

Thanks for listening (reading?) my rant and I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on this.