Anna Duggar has been the center of attention ever since her husband Josh Duggar was revealed to have molested girls when he was a teen. Anna Duggar stood by him, announcing that she knew about his youthful indiscretions before they were married.
Now the world knows that Anna did not know everything about Josh. She did not know he had an Ashley Madison account. Anna did not know that he had cheated on her.
One popular Facebook post this week took a pitied look at Anna Duggar’s plight.
Let me tell you: Anna Duggar is in the worst position she could possibly be in right now. Anna Duggar was crippled by her parents by receiving no education, having no work experience (or life experience, for that matter) and then was shackled to this loser because his family was famous in their religious circle. Anna Duggar was taught that her sole purpose in life, the most meaningful thing she could do, was to be chaste and proper, a devout wife, and a mother. Anna Duggar did that! Anna Duggar followed the rules that were imposed on her from the get-go and this is what she got in reward- a husband who she found out, in the span of 6 months, not only molested his own sisters, but was unfaithful to her in the most humiliating way possible…. She lived up to the standard that men set for her of being chaste and Godly and in return, the man who demanded this of her sought women who were the opposite. “Be this,” they told her. She was. It wasn’t enough.
I think Republican men, by supporting legislation that goes against women's interests, dream of a Anna Duggar as a wife.
— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) August 22, 2015
Anna Duggar’s brother has made no secret of his wish that Josh Duggar get away from his sister. In a series of Facebook posts, Daniel Keller railed against those who argued that Josh’s sin was no worse than anyone else’s. They argued that Josh confessed and is forgiven.
“Confessing and getting caught are two different things,” Keller countered.
But Keller even went so far as to throw his own parents under the bus for their attitude toward the Josh Duggar scandal.
“[My] parents are preaching stay w[ith] him,” Keller wrote. The[y’re] more interested in how [their] daughter getting a divorce will make them look than they are in trying to truly get [J]osh some help and getting Anna and the kids out of there till he has gotten that help.”
— bbcAMERICANgal (@BBCUSA173) August 26, 2015