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Real Talk for SAHMs: Homeschooling promotion vs. homeschool reality

It’s presented as easy to jump into, especially by conservative men talking out of their hats, but there are numerous obstacles and regional barriers.  A few of the more common ones are listed below.  Actually, this should be an ongoing series, with each one its own post.  A project for another time.  For now here’s … Continue reading

Christianity / conservative / culture / history / social norms

Interracial marriage is traditional

Exogamy, or marrying outside your ethnic group, is traditional and normal.  The part that isn’t would be promoting out-marriage as better or more moral than marrying someone who could be your (close) cousin but isn’t.  That kind of promotion is new and silly and the result is a pushback among some conservatives towards claiming that … Continue reading

culture / femininity / motherhood / social norms / technology

The anti-natalism of primary c-sections.

About a third of all deliveries in America are c-sections, and a majority of those are primary c-sections.  The anti-natalism isn’t in women having c-sections so much as the pressure for women to accept a primary c-section.  This wouldn’t be possible without the subtext that women shouldn’t have more than two children, three at most, … Continue reading

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Practical Definitions: Conservatives and Multi-Level Marketing aka MLM

MLM is short for “Multi-Level Marketing“.  This is a form of sales in which the majority of the income is earned by signing other people up and receiving a portion of their sales (and the sales of those they sign up).  This is a variation of a pyramid scheme.  Conservatives tend to fall prey to MLM … Continue reading

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Why grocery delivery is natalist

Conservatives into affordable family formation should support things like grocery delivery because given that America is so car-centric, SAHM isolation and car seat laws make it much more prohibitive to have more than 2 kids otherwise.  Grocery delivery is still a staple in parts of the country that are not quite as anti-natal as is … Continue reading

culture / femininity / media myths / social norms

With women’s hair appeal for men, length is just the beginning and curls rule

Vox Day hops back on the hair length saddle. The whole discussion is pretty much a collision of ignoring huge amounts of the population and normalizing crazy expectations for women.  If you don’t have thick straight hair naturally, the hair length discussion is of necessity a more complex topic for you.  And in America, that … Continue reading

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A surprising example of women choosing money over status, childcare edition.

There is a strange local phenomenon where I live (whitopia) in which women working desk jobs are taking lower pay and fewer hours than those jobs paid and provided during the housing bubble and even through the crash, while women offering nanny or babysitting services are asking for higher wages and more hours, and getting them. … Continue reading