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The Cruel Irony of the Doug Phillips Lawsuit

10 Sep

The Cruel Irony of the Doug Phillips Lawsuit, or, Do Feminist Trial Attorneys Protect Women Better Than Patriarchs?

by Erik Charter

Here’s the irony in the lawsuit he’s facing. He would say that a young woman should not work outside the home and should be under the protection of her father and then her husband, seamlessly. Meanwhile he takes in a young woman as a nanny (out from under the protection of her father) and allegedly takes liberties with her sexually. So what is her protection then? A civil lawsuit for a lot of money. That’s how the world protects women — discriminate against them or take unwanted liberties with them and you can get the pants sued off of you. Patrick Edouard and Covenant Reformed Church in Pella are also discovering this.

“Here’s the irony in the lawsuit he’s facing. He would say that a young woman should not work outside the home and should be under the protection of her father and then her husband, seamlessly. Meanwhile he takes in a young woman as a nanny (out from under the protection of her father) and allegedly takes liberties with her sexually.”

Irony, indeed.

Don’t trust men who start their own ministries, rather than working in established churches (e.g. Marc Driscoll, Doug Wilson, etc.)…

“So what is her protection then? A civil lawsuit for a lot of money. That’s how the world protects women — discriminate against them or take unwanted liberties with them and you can get the pants sued off of you.”

I don’t think their intent is to protect directly, so much as to punish and thereby serve as a deterrent to others. Doesn’t do much to stop hypocritical, horny men with power, however, who think they’re bulletproof, as Doug Phillips evidently thought he was.

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Here’s the irony in the lawsuit he’s facing. He would say that a young woman should not work outside the home and should be under the protection of her father and then her husband, seamlessly. Meanwhile he takes in a young woman as a nanny (out from under the protection of her father) and allegedly takes liberties with her sexually. So what is her protection then? A civil lawsuit for a lot of money. That’s how the world protects women — discriminate against them or take unwanted liberties with them and you can get the pants sued off of you. Patrick Edouard and Covenant Reformed Church in Pella are also discovering this.

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8 responses to “The Cruel Irony of the Doug Phillips Lawsuit

  1. infowarrior1

    September 10, 2014 at 5:18 am

    “‘Meanwhile he takes in a young woman as a nanny (out from under the protection of her father) and allegedly takes liberties with her sexually.”

    Nannies are really substitutes for mothers. I mean if women werent abandoning their children at home or at their local child abandonment center. This problem wouldn’t arise.

     
  2. Will S.

    September 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

    True, infowarrior1. In the past, it was only the wealthiest folks who had nannies. It’s still mostly those who are better off than the majority, who can afford them, though no doubt the lower-than-legal wages that can be paid to illegal alien ones has depressed the income of all of them, making it doubtless more affordable than it used to be.

     
  3. Peter Blood

    September 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    So it turns out that Phillips was just LARPing as a patriarch and he’s really just another cult leader? OK.

     
  4. Peter Blood

    September 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Vito Corleone is a better patriarch.

     
  5. Eric

    September 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Phillips looks like a total flaming fag in that picture. I wonder if he’s like a Churchian version of Hugo Schwyzer—obsessed with sex because he was latently homo.

     
  6. infowarrior1

    September 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Doug Phillips was the leader of the quiverfull movement?

     
  7. Will S.

    September 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    @ PB: Phillips the Phony, indeed.

    @ Eric: Ha! Indeed, perhaps so! 🙂

    @ infowarrior1: Certainly he was one of them, though perhaps not the only one; there is also Doug Wilson, and then there’s the Duggars, and others… I don’t know that any one of them in particular is acknowledged as the single leader of their movement, per se.

     

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