It's 2018 and I don't want to live in a world where women are told to be subservient to their husbands. Where they are told not attend college so they don't trouble their husbands with debt.
Unfortunately, that world still exists and we're living in it.
On July 16, Lori Alexander, a religious blogger, posted, "Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos."
TLDR; Alexander comments on a letter she received from another woman detailing the reasons what women shouldn't go to college.
Apparently, secular universities teach women to be, "independent, loud, and immodest instead of having meek and quiet spirits," Alexander said.
I've been loud and independent since I could talk.
Washington State University didn't make me loud, but it did teach me where to direct volume. Currently, that's aimed at you, Lori.
"Sadly, most young Christian women wouldn't listen to their husbands since they've not been taught to live in submission to their husbands," Alexander said.
WOW. Can you imagine? Women that don't want to live in mandated submission? SHOCKING.
Girl, unless we're talking about BDSM, because I have differnt thoughts on that. In that case, claim your sexual identity.
Additionally, Alexander instructs women not to get tattoos because... Well, I don't know why because she does not explain this point in her blog post. But I assume that it's a sign of impurity.
"I would agree that most men don't want to marry a woman with a load of debt! That isn't right to bring into a marriage," Alexander said.
How is my debt any different than a man's? Oh yeah. You want me to stay at home with kids, so it's irresponsible of me to waste money on college. Debt from college is an important conversation that all future partners should engage in.
If my partner expects me to be debt-free, they better be in the same boat.
Listen Lori, I know that I'm never going to change your mind. We have different core beliefs.
I believe in gender equality, sexual freedom and the value of education.
These beliefs are what my life's work is built on. It's the change I want to see in the world.
I hope your grandaughters will grow up in a world where they can be devoutly religious without being subservient to their husbands. Maybe they'll show you how powerful a strong, independent woman can be.