Jessa Duggar: I'll Teach Your Daughters How to Cover Up!

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It's been nearly two years since the world learned that Josh Duggar molested five young girls and was assisted by his parents in covering up his crimes.

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It was an appalling situation that was made all the more shocking with each new revelation - and there was no shortage of them.

We eventually learned that - far from being isolated incidents - Josh's crimes were essentially sanctioned by his parents' beliefs.

Between his own family and the community in which he was raised, what he did wasn't condoned, but he was hardly punished.

The Duggars, if you're unaware, belong to the Quiverfull movement, a system of inherently misogynistic religious beliefs.

Among those is the dogmatic principle holding that women are put on this Earth for the sole purpose of breeding.

The implications of this are wide-ranging.

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From a young age, girls born into Quiverfull families are taught that they're inferior to men, whose needs they must put before their own.

It's their responsibility, they're told, to ensure that they don't tempt men into engaging in sexual activity for any reason other than procreation.

You may recall that homeschooling curriculum materials used by the Duggars and other Quiverfull families were made public in 2015.

In the aftermath of Josh Duggar's sex scandal, these materials offered an enlightening, and frightening, glimpse into a cult-like community.

The curriculum showed that parents were instructed to teach their children that sexual abuse is often times the victim's fault.

Basically, men are unable to control themselves in the presence of women who dress provocatively, so what do you expect?

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Now, despite being a victim of sexual abuse herself, Jessa Duggar is reportedly perpetuating that message in surprising fashion:

By offering a girls-only course on the importance of modest attire.

Jessa is scheduled to give a speech at the Middletown Ladies Retreat in Ohio next week on this very subject.

A puzzling description of the event is stirring up some serious controversy online after circulated on social media.

According to the retreat's website, Jessa Duggar herself will give an address entitled "Fashionably Modest."

Men and girls under the age of 9 will not be permitted to attend.

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Jessa's speech will be co-sponsored by the Advanced Training Institute, the group that authored the controversial teaching manuals.

Many believe that Jessa's speech will entail more than just fashion and will also delve into the "consequences" of dressing immodestly.

That theory could explain why men and young girls are expressly banned from the event, though there has been no official explanation.

Interestingly, a page promoting the event on the All Events website has just been removed without notice.

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Are organizers getting ready to pull the plug?

There's been speculation that Jessa has personally decided to quietly cancel the event in response to growing controversy.

At this point, however, the 24-year-old mother Spurgeon Elliot and Henry Wilberforce has offered no comment on the situation.

We'll have any additional details on this developing story for you as more information becomes available, so stay tuned.

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