Holy Shit. This Is How the Duggars’ Homeschooling Curriculum Allegedly Dealt With Sexual Abuse.


All I can tell you about this tweet is that the Duggars are/were fans of Bill Gothard and that this sexual abuse “lesson” does appear to have been a part of his curriculum at one time.

Gothard himself has been the subject of sordid allegations.

Update: “This is what purity culture does. More than anything else, it silences victims.” —Samantha Field, whose thoughtful post “how Josh Duggar is getting away with it” served as Sarah Galo’s source for Gothard’s insane sexual abuse counseling sheet. Go read the whole thing.

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