A little over a year ago, I blogged about having been interviewed by Kathryn Joyce, who was writing a book about the Quiverfull Movement. The book has now been published, I’ve received my review copy, and though I haven’t read the entire book yet (and will begin tonight), what I have read is excellent! I am so pleased and excited! Chapter 19, “Exiting the Movement,” of Quiverfull — Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, tells my story. Kathryn did such great job! I am always vaguely terrified in situations like this because my story is complicated, there is much that outsiders to the movement might (understandably) misunderstand, and especially, I feel fiercely protective of women who are still in the movement. It is painful to me any time my story is used against fundamentalist women, is somehow thrown in their faces. What happened to me happened to me at the hands of men, not women– even though individual women did, undeniably, cause me great harm. At any rate, I need not to have been afraid. Kathryn’s writings evidence a deep and thoughtful understanding of the situation of women in the Quiverfull movement.
I will be writing more about this book as I read it. For now, I wanted to let everyone know it is in print and available to purchase in all the regular outlets.
Great job, Kathryn!