Tuesday, May 26, 2015

More on the Duggars cult

Melissa at Permission to Live has more on the Duggers and those like them. It’s an interesting read.
In a large homeschooling family, older siblings are often in charge of the younger ones. Younger children are expected to obey their older siblings as they would a parent, and may face punishment from the parents or even the siblings if they do not obey. This creates a hierarchy where the younger children are basically powerless, and have already come to expect that they do not have a say in how they are treated. Sexual actions initiated by the older sibling are not  likely to be resisted or talked about in this sort of relationship.
- via Permission to Live
Sounds horrible.