Sunday, December 15, 2013

Kathryn Joyce at The American Prospect: Those Who Have Left and Denounced Protestant Fundamentalist Homeschooling

Kathryn Joyce's article at The American Prospect is linked below.

Kathryn Joyce: The Stories of Some Who Fled the Fundamentalist Homeschooling World

"In the past, those who left Quiverfull and homeschooling families had to look for help through an informal grapevine of survivors. Now the young rebels are using their organizing skills to build a full-scale online network. They share stories and connect on sites like Homeschoolers Anonymous and No Longer Quivering. They strategize about how to combat the homeschooling establishment on the Protect Homeschooled Children Working Group; offer practical and moral support through the Quiverfull Sorority of Survivors; and collect data on abuse cases at Homeschooling’s Invisible Children. Through a group provisionally called Ruthslist, they’re organizing safe houses and compiling a 'Quiverfull daughter escape guide.' They’re finding a new sense of purpose to replace the one they were once assigned by their parents, always motivated—sometimes haunted—by the thought of the siblings left back home and the old friends who are 'still in.'"
---Kathryn Joyce, The American Prospect 

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