Saturday, September 28, 2019

Speaking Of Modesty

Please take a look at this video made in Ireland in the 1920s:

When I first watched it on my phone I didn't check the title and thought it was filmed in winter considering that many women are wearing what could be only described as blankets over their heads (yes, I know it's just really big shawls). But no, it appears to be May!

Now compare the way women looked then with what they are wearing in summer now. Enough said...

P.S. For the Red Pills watching: please pay attention to the old lady featured in the beginning and in the 2nd part of the video. That's the way your wife would have looked after birthing 6+ babies which you all had to support and raising them without modern conveniences. Not exactly a MILF, is she? But yeah, there aren't any overweight/obese persons in sight (that includes men).

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Great Underwear Debate

Do you remember 1970s women's libs burning their bras? Well, they may have been on to something: apparently, there is a debate going on whether bras can cause breast cancer. Keep in mind, I'm not telling you to ditch our underwear, I'm just sharing the info.

However, the American Cancer Association and other experts disagree.

And yet, there was an African study done in 2015 which also highlighted bra-wearing as a risk factor.

I'm not really sure what to think about it though. If you have any ideas, feel free to post a comment! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Do we Believe In Redemption?

There is a lot of talk on the right wing internet about "sexual market value" and "marriage market value". These terms are mostly applied to women. I've read stories about women being "depreciating assets" while every man is evidently an "appreciating asset". Also, there are whole categories of women who apparently should be shut out of the "marriage market" completely, like "sluts", unwed mothers, older divorced women, women who "hit the wall" (anyone after 30), women with tattoos, debt etc etc.

Imo, there are a couple of problems with this approach. Problem number one is that not every man is an "appreciating asset", whatever pretty lies they may choose to tell to themselves. I constantly hear how women have "an expiration date" (apparently we all become infertile somewhere about 25-26) and that women "age like milk" while men "age like wine". The truth is that many older men are hardly a catch themselves. A middle aged overweight  alcoholic without a stable income isn't going to attract "a young nubile virgin" however hard he tries.

Women are often accused of only running after highly desirable men and not wishing to settle, but vice versa can be also true. There are lots of men with unrealistic dating standards. They will gather on the internet and spend hours *itching complaining about how all women around are fat, have illegitimate kids etc yet they never ask themselves why can't they attract a better sort of women, may be, because they aren't anything special, either?

If we look at the marriage purely from the "market" point of view, then we see that the higher quality women will look for the best of men, and high quality men do the same. Like attracts like. Take tattoos, for instance. Let's be honest, tattoos are a class marker. Outside of hipster bohemian circles, as a rule "a lady" won't have one. But, not every man is a gentleman, either, and not every gentleman wishes to marry a lady. So a nice middle-class church going guy may be repulsed by them, but some biker or an alternative type will hardly ever care.

Considering older women there are lots of older single/divorced/widowed men, probably with kids of their own who don't want any more children but would like to have a stable home and a partner in life etc etc. There is a "market niche" for everyone.  So, to sum it up, my point here is that "losers" come in both sexes, and there is always someone for everyone, if only both men and women can get rid of unrealistic expectations.

And here comes my second point: should we as Christians reduce all the interpersonal relationships purely to the market exchange? Is that what the right-wing thought has finally come to? That we view our fellow men and women as consumer goods?  It also doesn't work, because human beings aren't computers and aren't motivated only by the ideas of profit (and for those who are, please, seek help). We also have emotions and feelings, and though we shouldn't be ruled by them, they aren't to be completely disregarded, either.

As  Christians, we ought to believe in redemption. Yes, both "sluts" and "bums" can be redeemed, can change their ways, clean their life and find happiness in marriage. Marriage isn't only for the upper class, it's for everyone, yeah, even for those who made mistakes. "Merchant right", those who reduce everything to the economics and "market value" can be conservative, but traditionalists, they aren't.

P.S. I don't mean that people shouldn't have standards as to whom date and marry. For instance, if we take divorced people, some churches, like the Catholics don't technically allow divorce and it could be against convictions for many Christians to marry a divorced person. If someone considers marriage, it's not wrong to exclude certain groups of people as potential marriage partners. However, these standards should be realistic and when dealing with people, even online it's always good to be more charitable, so to say.  

Friday, September 20, 2019

A Roman Temple

Below are the pics of a so-called Temple of the Matrons in a former Roman province of Germania Inferior.

It is situated on a mountain slope  with a forest surrounding it.

Some still bring offerings and burn incense to them

(unfortunately, I should say).

We visited it on a beautiful summer evening and the place is wonderfully still and peaceful.

Apparently Matrons were female deities worshiped in North-Western regions of Europe and they  were sometimes called Mothers or Nurses. Their function was to protect the family and they had a connection to midwifery as well. Well whatever, even the ancient pagans had a good sense to understand the importance of hearth, home and childbirth...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Is Submission Always A Good Thing?

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil...

Female submission is a hot topic on the right-wing internet. Apparently, every problem in the world comes from the lack of it, and every social evil would disappear if only women started submitting again; at least, if you listen to some. 

But could it be that the real problem is actually that modern women are too submissive? You'll ask me how is it even possible in the age of feminism? Well, bear with me and I'll state my case.

Have you noticed how shallow many modern women are? They are like empty vessels, without any original thought in their heads. They will blindly follow social trends and do or support whatever the MSM tell them is the latest coolest thing to do at the moment. They are always trying to fit in. I once personally witnessed a  feminist lady walking into a traditional Eastern church where all the females wear headcoverings and start demanding that she's be given one, too, in order not to stick out. That made me wonder how many ardent feminists would actually support ISIS clothing guidelines if these guys ever came to power. 

They lack convictions,too. Mothers who had stayed home with their own children told me it was nowadays OK to work because "everybody does it.". Society conditioning overrides even healthy biological instincts, as I've known ladies who would cry when they first had to leave their baby in the care of others but followed the advice of those who told them a 2-mos old baby should learn to fend for themselves and that a nice house in the suburbs is worth the sacrifice.

Progressives like to present themselves as rebels. Our culture romanticises the concept. Yet, the progressive ideas are the mainstream now and the women who follow a feminist script just follow the path of the least resistance. It's often not even because of any firmly held beliefs, but simply because "everybody does it". They are the very opposite of rebels and are, in fact, conformists submissive to the society demands.

I know that at this point many men would probably rub their hands and say something along the lines of women being stupid and what else could you expect of them? And yet, I don't think it's the truth. Because I have also been privileged to know many fine ladies who had very strong moral opinions and convictions, knew right from wrong, wouldn't approve of the sin in their children's lives under the guise of "love" and wouldn't follow the multitude just to fit in. 

So what's the difference between the two? It probably has something to do with inborn differences between the people, but also is probably the result of socialisation, when many girls are taught to always unquestioningly follow the authority. It may have worked OK when it was their husband or father, but now the authority switched to the MSM and social media so they will follow that. Yet, when the Scriptures teach us to obey those above us, they don't tell us to be blind in our obedience and submission. When the apostles said:" We ought to obey God rather than men," they meant is a guideline for both sexes, so women aren't exempt.

The wedding liturgy our church uses dates back to the 16th century so it is hardly feminist and yet is says that the wife is to obey her husband in all the good things only. In my opinion, it's important for women to have moral convictions of their own and not only follow someone else's instructions. If your daughter is a sincere believer you won't have debates about the length of her skirts, she will dress modestly to please the Lord. She won't engage in missionary dating. She won't marry a man who doesn't accept the Scriptural roles for men and women and won't leave your grandchildren in daycare. And she will do all this out of her own free will, because of the strength of her faith and her convictions and she'll teach her children to do the same. 

Many men prefer soft, pliable girls as spouses or girlfriends but is it really good to be married to someone who is so easily influenced? The truth is, a breadwinner husband spends most of his time away from home, and shouldn't be burdened with an additional task of monitoring his wife and micromanaging her daily activities, he should trust her enough to be a reasonable person and a functioning adult who is capable of fulfilling her own duties. If she needs a babysitter, how can you trust her with raising kids? 

What do you all think on the matter?


Saturday, September 14, 2019

British Royals And Homeopathy

Apparently, the British Royal family, and especially Prince Charles, are big fans of homeopathy. It's probably old news for their fans but I only discovered it recently, when doing some research on the topic of alternative medicine. I wonder if homeopathic remedies were what allowed Queen Mother to beat cancer not once, but twice in her life and  whether she used them instead of conventional chemo treatments which are so harsh on one's body. The article is silent about it.

I'm not sure myself what I think of homeopathy, but I tend to agree with the lady quoted in the first article I linked to:

“The Royal family have huge resources and access to everything medicine has to offer, yet they choose homeopathy,” explains Roberts. “I thought, 'Why would they use it if it doesn’t work?’” 

So when my husband got injured I bought a homeopathic balm to apply to his bruises and it seemed to work rather quickly. He only used it for a couple of days and hen he started feeling better.

Does anyone have much experience with homeopathy? Feel free to share!

In other. but not related health news, Romans had great teeth because they didn't consume sugar. I'm going to write more about Romans and their diet next week, so stay tuned!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Is She Pregnant Or What???

My husband, myself and the housekeeper all think she might be:

She is getting fat.

And lazy. Still goes outside though. But after walking a couple of meters just drops down and lies around.

Does any of my readers have experience with this? What do you think?

P.S. Thanks everyone who prayed, my husband is definitely getting better!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Prayer Request

My husband had an accident at work yesterday and is in a lot of pain. Please pray he'll get better soon!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Equal Rights

As I'm recovering from a rather bad food poisoning case. I'll leave you with this episode of I Love Lucy, instead of a normal post:

Equal Rights

I hope you'll enjoy it:)

Friday, September 6, 2019

Just As Promised

This is the apple pie I baked on Tuesday:

The recipe was adapted from this magazine:

Of course, I adjusted it, I usually do:) The worst thing is that I often forget the details because I never really follow the recipes exactly, which makes it rather difficult to write a post about it.

Anyway, I'll try my best. I used 6 medium size apples, peeled and thinly sliced; slightly more than 1c emmer wheat flour and slightly less than 1c all purpose wheat flour; 2tsp backing powder, ab. 10 tbsp brown sugar, cinnamon and salt to taste, 2 eggs, 200g cream (20% fat) and 2 tbsp olive oil.

Combine the apples, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Add eggs, cream and olive oil, mix well. Transfer to a greased pan and bake at ab. 190*C for +/- 30min. I glazed it with honey afterwards. It shouldn't be very sweet. You can serve it with ice cream as the original recipe says or just with a cup of tea or coffee in the evening.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Britain, Yes?

Everybody loves to mock Sweden, but what about the state of Britain? Outside of Brexit shenanigans and people being investigated for wrong think tweets, they now appear to export militant vegans.

Just look at this wealthy British lady tourist attacking a poor third world farmer at a market. And his crime? Keeping chickens in a cage. As my husband rightly pointed out, she could have simply bought them, but the British (some of them) are economical like that:)

If you watch it with the sound on, it's even better. Whatever on Earth is happening? Stay classy, UK!

WARNING: language (is not ladylike)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Garden News And More

As usual, I brought back some inspiring magazines:)

And since the weather last weak was very nice, we were busy refurbishing our garden:

We installed some solar lamps, as you can see:

But also lit a real fire last Saturday. There is something about sitting by the fire in the evening, don't you agree? Something primeval, I should say:

I did find time to read one of my new magazines:

We also planted an apple tree!

It had some apples which I harvested:

We also bought some by a local farmer so I'm planning to make an apple pie.

Stay tuned for more news and a further vacation report:)