Considering the recent "review" of Quivering Daughters, and considering a "survey" which made its rounds this past week which appears to correlate, I feel, for the sake of honest discussion, Stacy McDonald would do well to answer a few questions of her own...
1. You've mentioned "healing" and "reconciliation" in your writing. I believe that no discussion on the matter has any chance of prospering until you state specifically what those words mean in relation to these issues. Specifically. Not vaguely. Would anything less than these adult daughters ending their rebellion and resubmitting to the headship and authority of a father practicing "biblical patriarchy" qualify as either healing or reconciliation in your eyes?
2. How do you stand to gain financially by diminishing the message of Quivering Daughters?
3. How do you stand to suffer financially if a book like Quivering Daughters draws people away from your personal doctrine?
4. Do you benefit financially from the promotion and sale of your doctrine?
5. Have you ever sought or threatened legal action against any of the contributors to or supporters/promoters of Quivering Daughters?
6. Is the goal of your doctrine to "outbreed" the competition, in the process taking dominion by sheer force of numbers over society, government, et cetera?
7. This plan won't work without stringent indoctrination or rigid authority structures within families as they breed will it?
8. Doesn't that set up an oppressive authority dynamic that equates to Islam or Communism, one which is reliant on one group controlling another?
9. Much of your writing, and that of your associates, stresses the turning of children's hearts toward their father and his vision for the family. You believe this is a biblical mandate, even for adult daughters, correct?
10. Does Quivering Daughters stress the turning of hearts toward their Heavenly Father through a loving Savior?
11. Would it be safe to say that you have any number of motivations, beyond a genuine search for truth and anything to do with Christ, for your opposition to Quivering Daughters?
12. Didn't you express opposition to the very idea of the book long before you read it?
13. How do you expect to honestly discuss issues of legalism with a panel of contributing authors widely considered to be leading first-generation legalists within an extremely legalistic movement?
14. (impishly) Did you steal the idea for your survey from my recent post? Seems to be a very similar format - except that I trust my readers with their own handling of the answers.