Jessa Duggar: SLAMMED For Cashing In On Fans!
By Maximum PC 0
Last week, we learned that Jessa Duggar will be holding a seminar on modest dress at the Middletown Women’s Retreat in Ohio.
The reaction to the news was mostly negative, as many fans had hoped that as they left the nest and started families of their own, Jessa and her sisters would begin to move away from the ultra-conservative, inherently misogynistic teachings they were raised with.
Sadly, it seems Jessa shares her mother and father’s belief that it is the job of women to “cover up” so that they won’t serve as a temptation to men.
For obvious reasons, the Duggars’ philosophy on proper attire doesn’t sit well with many fans.
For one thing, the notion that women are to blame for lecherous behavior or even criminal sexual misconduct on the part of men is absurd and wildly offensive.
The Duggars have been accused of teaching their children that sexual assault victims are often to blame for the actions of their attackers, and it seems Jessa intends to perpetuate that idea.
Many see the bizarre level of secrecy surrounding the event – girls and under 9 and males of all ages are forbidden to intend, and an online description for the event was pulled as soon as it sold out – as an indication that Jessa will be sharing some controversial ideas.
Still others object to the Jessa’s seminar on the grounds that Jessa is contradicting herself by charging fans $ 20 to $ 50 a seat to hear her lecture on modesty:
“Being paid to talk about your modest lifestyle seems like an oxymoron,” commented one fan said on The Duggar Family Blog.
“It feels immodest to talk about how modest you are,” wrote another.
Other fans took a less philosophical approach to the issue, claiming that it’s hypocritical for Jessa to discuss modest attire simply because she doesn’t always dress modestly herself:
“Will Jessa be discussing modest attire while pregnant?” a fan asked. “Everyone has seen her too tight, overstretched T-shirts hardly modest.”
Clearly, the Duggars made a major PR miscalculation in planning the event.
The outcry is beginning to bring to mind the controversy that ensued in 2015 when Jessa and Ben Seewald asked fans for cash as “wedding presents” prior to getting hitched.
Of course, this time, there’s the added unseemliness of Jessa publicly espousing the ideas on poverty and chastity taught to her by her parents – a couple who raised and sheltered a sex criminal for more than a decade.
It’s clear that to the Counting On clan, the Josh Duggar sex crimes are a distant memory.
There are many thousands of former fans, however, who are reminded of his horrific acts every time they see this family attempting to get even richer by peddling a fraudulent wholesome ideal.