John M. Becker

Silly Catholic Women, You Shouldn't Go To College

Filed By John M. Becker | September 15, 2013 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: Catholic Church, Catholicism, college education, crazy Catholics, findamentalist Catholics, mansplaining, misogyny, motherhood, Roman Catholic, sexism, women's college

alleman_mansplains.jpgIf you're a Catholic parent planning to send your daughter to college, you're doing it wrong -- and if you're a Catholic woman who attended college, your parents failed you.

Well, that's what conservative Catholic Raylan Alleman says, anyway. In an article posted last week to Fix the Family, his online ministry, Alleman outlined the "6 Reasons (+2) to NOT Send Your Daughter to College."

So why should Catholic parents keep their girls away from universities? Well for starters, Alleman says women in college attract the wrong kind of guys: "those lazy men who are looking for a mother-figure in a wife." See, these freeloading dudes are "very attracted to [the] responsible, organized, smart woman who has it all together along with a steady paying job with benefits," when really he's supposed to be the provider.

Second, colleges are "near [occasions] of sin" that confuse women, putting them in situations where they can become hypnotized by their own sex hormones. Alleman warns:

"Catholic OB-GYN Dr. Kim Hardey notes that a woman is naturally very observant of a man's faults as long as she is in a platonic relationship with him. Once she becomes sexually active with him, she releases hormones that mask his faults, and she remains in a dreamy state about him."

Wait, is that similar to how women can magically "shut that whole [pregnancy] thing down" in a "legitimate rape?" Who knew their bodies had such bizarre metaphysical properties?

But perhaps most important, at least as far as Alleman is concerned, is that colleges do not prepare women for what he considers their ultimate purpose: to be wives and mothers.

"Nothing that is taught in a college curriculum is geared toward domestic homemaking," Alleman writes. "On the contrary, it is training in a very masculine role of a professional career. So there becomes a severe inner conflict in a woman when she starts trying to be a homemaker and juggle a career alongside it."

Holy outdated gender stereotypes, Batman!

paul_ryan_mansplaining.jpgAnd finally, Alleman mansplains that a woman shouldn't go to college because "she will regret it."

"The more we talk about this prudent option for girls, the more we have women who are willing to admit to the regret they possess for having bought into the lie of the dual-career family...

"We are not surprised that more and more women are coming forward to tell their stories of regret for having by-passed the more meaningful things in life to opt for the approval of feminists who cared nothing more about them than being statistics to reinforce their agenda. All the while they regret neglecting their children and restricting their childbearing to such an extent that they don't want to even think about it."

To summarize, universities are dens of iniquity where freeloading, sex-crazed males of questionable moral background will degrade females' chastity, and the women will be too mesmerized by their hallucinogenic sex hormones to notice that they're sliding on their backs down the road to hell and accumulating mountains of debt, all the while not learning what they really need to know: how to cook, clean, and make babies.

Because that makes sense.

As Alleman explains in the video below:

"We need to stop and think: is the loss of our daughters' purity worth them getting a degree they're probably not gonna use?"

And just in case you're wondering -- yes, Raylan Alleman and his wife Missy have seven children, including two girls.

Epic. fail.

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