Yea, Religion Is A Bag Of Onions For Most Young Women

Tale as old as time … beauty gets repressed.

Ted Bauer
5 min readJun 12, 2024

Jessica Grose over at The New York Times does a lot of work on the mass exodus from conventional religion. I have embedded her stuff a few times. I think she is supposed to be a “parenting” columnist, and I wouldn’t mind see her write more about, uh, parenting, but most of her stuff is pretty good. Here is a newer one.

Right up top in this article, we get into it:

But even surrounded by believers as a college student, Draut began to question some of the values she was brought up with. Specifically, she took issue “with the sexism, with the purity culture, with being boxed in as a woman.” She couldn’t stomach the notion that “you only have these specific roles of childbearing, taking care of the children, cooking and being submissive…

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Ted Bauer

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