A conservative Catholic website this week encouraged its readers not to allow their daughters to go to college because any young woman would be near sin and would “not learn to be a wife and mother.”
In a Sunday article on the Fix the Family website, Raylan Alleman offers "6 Reasons (+2) to NOT Send Your Daughter to College."
Alleman expains that young women "will attract the wrong types of men" at college: "those lazy men who are looking for a mother-figure in a wife are very attracted to this responsible, organized, smart woman who has it all together."
"The bottom line, HE is only supplementing HER income, but he’s supposed to be the provider," he writes. "What she did that was looked upon to be the 'responsible thing "just in case"' ends up being a self-fulfilling prophecy because of the type of man she married."
But being "near occasion of sin" can cause the daughter, who Alleman just described as a "responsible, organized, smart woman," to be hypnotized by their own hormones.
"Is a degree worth the loss of your daughter’s purity, dignity, and soul?" he asks. "[A] woman is naturally very observant of a man’s faults as long as she is in a platonic relationship with him. Once she becomes sexually active with him, she releases hormones that mask his faults, and she remains in a dreamy state about him. We can see why God would arrange things in such a way so that when in a proper state of holy matrimony, she would be less sensitive to his faults and thereby less tempted to be critical of him."
Alleman adds that daughters should "learn to be a wife and mother" instead of pursuing higher education.
"Nothing that is taught in a college curriculum is geared toward domestic homemaking," he opines. "Stay-at-home mothers are actually very busy industrious women and do absolutely beautiful marvelous things... These abilities cannot be learned in any college."
Alleman goes on to say that saving for college is also "a near occasion of sin for the parents" because they may be tempted to "avoid having more children with contraception, sterilization, or illicit use of NFP to bear this cost."
"To assume that all of our children will need a college degree is quite a stretch, particularly for girls who will likely be mothers."
Watch the following video that Alleman recorded in 2012 to advise parents on protecting their daughters.