There is a lot of legitimate critique to be made about the university system these days. College gets more expensive and the benefits of having a degree has lessened. More education doesn’t necessarily mean a higher paying job. At the same time, it’s harder to get entry level positions with out at least an undergraduate degree, which means people have a lot of debt and not much hope of paying it off at their income level.
As messed up as that is, it’s still not as messed up as this tweet.
Twitter user @laalex2, who is currently calling themselves The Transformed Wife, is what I personally think of as a Jesus Troll. They’re the sort of twitter account that gets attention because it says outrageous things about how human society should be run in the name of “Jesus.”
People get mad, the Twitterer gets dragged, and it’s unclear if they’re even serious. The Transformed Wife is clearly exploiting this dynamic, but what they wrote about women and college is truly outrageous:
No, I am not a huge fan of college for women. College’s purpose is to prepare them for careers while making them go deeply into debt and does NOTHING to prepare them for being wives and mothers.— The Transformed Wife (@laalex2) July 26, 2019
“No, I am not a huge fan of college for women. College’s purpose is to prepare them for careers while making them go deeply into debt and does NOTHING to prepare them for being wives and mothers,” they wrote.
The Transformed Wife objects to debt, but only for women. Women don’t need debt, because they should be entombed in their homes as wives and mothers. Why would a mom need to do any learning? Just send her to Make Me a Sandwich Academy.
Naturally, this tweet is getting ratio’d to hell. A lot of good points are being made:
Something tells me she specifically requested for the doctor ONLY to care for her. Or a male nurse.— In Between Nurse (@PedsNurseA) July 28, 2019
She actually died in 1981 and is tweeting from heaven. Jesus thinks she is hilarious????— Murrumbastondowns (@Murrumbastondo1) July 28, 2019
I am a wife and mother and will be earning my degree in November. But maybe I should have just stayed in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant.— kellie (@ktwildwoman) July 27, 2019
I made this same arguement with someone, but they said that it’s invalid because women initiate 80% of all divorces. I didn’t know how to respond— forrest (@dolphlundgrin) July 26, 2019
And yet I see you’re on here, typing? With words? Honestly, I’m disgusted- how is that in any way bettering you as a mother? Do you need to speak, either? Surely a stern glare, a loving caress, and crooned song are all you need. Language is devilry designed to corrupt motherhood!— Katie (@ZiziFothSi) July 27, 2019
Some people are questioning whether this is real:
@WhitneyCummings Girl don’t do it unless you have time to fall down this rabbit hole! Lol I did it once and it was a big mess.— John Michael (@DJJohnMichael51) July 27, 2019
I wish I could say it was. It is not. Because: Jesus. (Obvi)— John Michael (@DJJohnMichael51) July 27, 2019
But some people know it’s not—because they lived it:
The only reason I respond to this is b/c for 40 yrs of my life I subscribed 2 the same foolish thinkg & theology. For you young wives and moms who are desperately trying to live this way,please break the chains. There’s peace and truth for you & it doesn’t look like this tweet♥️— MadyFae (@FaeMady) July 26, 2019
There are people who really believe what The Transformed Wife may or may not seriously be advocating for in that tweet. And this follow up reflects real fear about feminism and how college can expose young women to everything out there in the world that isn’t just Jesus and Their Man:
Nor the exposure to feminist and humanistic teachings which draws them farther from the ways of the Lord.— The Transformed Wife (@laalex2) July 26, 2019
The Lord would like you to be drawn further away from Him, honey.