The Rhetoric of Singleness Blog
Warning: I discovered through further reading that the author of the blog is a complementarian. I disagree with complementarianism; more on that below.
Had I known from the start she is a complementarian, I may not have started composing this post. I am leery of pointing anyone to a complementarian resource, but here we are.
As of today, I see only a small number of posts on the The Rhetoric of Singleness blog, dating from April 2017, and this blog appears to be from a Christian perspective – but then, her blog does not display a list or pull down menu of all her posts.
Even though the blog looks to be on hiatus, I’ll link to it on the off chance the blogger resumes writing again.
The person behind this blog says she’s single, in her 30s, and has yet to marry but would like to.
(Link): The Rhetoric of Singleness Blog – main page
Some of the only posts I am seeing on this blog include:
(Link): Pursuing Marriage
In that “Pursuing Marriage” post, she says she is a believer in gender complementarianism.
For example, here’s part of what she writes:
So, what options does that leave me, a woman with a complementary view of gender roles, of pursuing marriage? I know for some women who see no options left to them there is a strong temptation to bitterness, resentment, and to denigrate our single brothers who are called by God to the leadership role in the pursuit of marriage.
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Oh no. I (Link): used to be a complementarian myself but ditched it by my mid 30s.
I heard all the same stuff from conservative Christians growing up, as this other blogger likely did, such as, how (Link): men are supposed to be the heads in marriages, God supposedly created women pretty much to exist (Link): only to wait on men, and so on.
(And I remained a conservative, even after I realized that complementarianism is false and actually quite sexist – it doesn’t just teach that men and women “complement” one another but that there should be a male hierarchy, of men ruling over women.
Contrary to what complementarians would have you believe, abandoning gender complementarianism will not turn you into a left wing, abortion-supporting, man-hating feminist. I am still right wing, even after leaving complementarianism.)
I am no longer a complementarian, but can pin point complementarianism, among a few other things, as being (Link): one reason as to why I am in my 40s and never got married.