Category Archives: Domestic Violence

A cold calculation.

Child support is the answer to the question “How shall we replace the nuclear family”?  This much is axiomatic, with the only question being how many nuclear families we want to replace.  Radical feminists want to destroy all marriages, or … Continue reading

Posted in Child Support, Cracks in the narrative, Denial, Disrespecting Respectability, Domestic Violence, Fatherhood, Feminists, Marriage, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, Weak men screwing feminism up | 122 Comments

At least this story has a happy ending.

This man dodged a bullet. Some additional thoughts. Abuse is defined as anything and everything that makes a woman unhappy. Just because a woman is sweating you to get married, doesn’t mean she wants to be your wife.  Very few … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Duluth Model, Finding a Spouse, Marriage, Miserliness, The Atlantic, Ugly Feminists | 73 Comments

Hierarchy equals abuse.

As I’ve explained most recently in All roads lead to Duluth, the Duluth model has become by far the dominant paradigm for viewing domestic violence.  This is essential to understand because Duluth isn’t really about domestic violence, but about legislating … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Crossdressing Theology, Disrespecting Respectability, Domestic Violence, Duluth Model, Feminists, Headship, Pastor Sam Powell, Servant Leader, Submission, Traditional Conservatives | 336 Comments

The root of the problem.

I stumbled across an old CBMW newsletter from 1995 (the year after VAWA was passed), and like the founding statement the influence of the Duluth model on complementarian thinking is obvious: OFTEN, THE RELATIONAL TENSIONS BETWEEN MEN and women are … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Domestic Violence, Duluth Model, Envy, Mary Kassian, Rebellion, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, Weak men screwing feminism up | 50 Comments

Who is she teaching?

A few days ago CBMW Women’s Studies professor Mary Kassian published a new post titled Does a Husband have the Authority?*  The post follows the Duluth model framing headship as abuse, and the main image conveys the sentiment of the … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Crossdressing Theology, Domestic Violence, Feminists, Headship, Mary Kassian, Rebellion, Submission, Traditional Conservatives, Whispers, Women's Studies | 127 Comments