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What Is The Evangelical “Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement”?

Weeks ago, we met the evangelical housewives who submit to their husbands. Now let’s meet the evangelical “stay-at-home daughters” — young women who forgo higher education and a career to stay close to their fathers and learn how to be a good homemaker and helper before they are getting married.

Writing in Bitch Magazine, author Gina McGalliard explains how these young women claim all women are much happier submitting to a family-focused life, rather than getting their own careers and jobs. Whether the woman needs “special protection” from her husband or her father, it’s all part of the same “Christian patriarchy movement.” Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I’m Afraid To Tell My New Boyfriend I Practice Abstinence”

I’ve been seeing this guy for a bit now. The only thing we’ve done is kissing (no touching) and I’ve never invited him over to my apartment (for fear of him initiating sexual activities). I like him a lot and I see a potential relationship with him. However, I made a decision to abstain from sexual relationships due to my religion, but also I just don’t think I’m ready to be sexually intimate. I’m not sure if I I’d like to remain abstinent until marriage yet, but I definitely couldn’t be intimate with someone after only a couple of months. I’m afraid that when we finally discuss this he will leave, but at the same time I think there is a need to address it. I’m just not sure how to bring it up or when it would be appropriate. I’m 20 years old and he is 26. I was brought up in a very conservative country and he is more liberal. He recently moved to NYC (four hours away) for a job offer, but he comes back every weekend or so since he still has an apartment here. He has asked me to go visit him next weekend, but I’m afraid about sleeping arrangements so I haven’t said yes. — Not Willing to Give It Up

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Dealbreaker: He’s Saving Himself For Marriage

I sat at the airport, waiting to board Virgin Airlines flight 451 traveling non-stop to my sunny destination … to a friend’s wedding. I exhaled. It had been too long since I had been on a real vacation. All my vacation days seem to be designated to other people’s weddings. In the terminal, I replayed the fantasy I’ve always had that one lucky time in my life I would end up seated next to a hot man on a plane, all the planets would align, and we would join the illustrious Mile-High Club. Maybe I could even take him as my wedding date. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Twenty-Something Virgin” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Twenty-Something Virgin,” the young woman who worried she blew her one chance to get laid when she turned down a friend’s suggestion that they have sex. I suggested she at least give a relationship with the guy a shot — if that was possibly of interest to them both — and see where things went from there. So, is she seeing the guy? Is she still a virgin? Find out all after the jump. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I’m Afraid I’m Doomed To Be A Virgin Forever”

I’m in my early twenties and still a virgin, sort of by choice, but also because I was never asked out when I was younger. This past weekend, I reconnected with an old male friend who admitted to having liked me in the past, but the timing between us was off. We started talking about sex, and I turned him down, telling him I didn’t think I was ready, and I wasn’t in love with him. He was a great guy about it. But now, I think I’m regretting saying no. I’m starting to panic thinking that I just turned down my only chance, as it’s not like I’m beating away men with a stick. I have recently lost a lot of weight, so maybe things will change, but I still don’t seem to have guys running up to talk to me. Also, it’s the fact that I’m in my early twenties, and I’m feeling like I let time run away from me and I can’t stop it. The last thing I want is to become the female version of the 40-Year-Old Virgin. Do I call him and get it over with, as it were? Am I seriously doomed as I think I am because of my age? And how do I stop worrying so much? — Twenty-Something Virgin

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Dear Wendy Updates: “ED Doesn’t Spell End” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear two quick updates from “ED Doesn’t Spell End,” whose new boyfriend was experiencing some erectile dysfunction and, as a result, pulling away from her, and “Against Premarital Sex,” who wondered when she should tell the new guy she was dating that she didn’t believe in sex or living together before marriage. Find out how these ladies are doing, after the jump. Keep reading »

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