Michelle Duggar’s first concern when seeing her new hairdo: will Jim-Bob like it

This news came out a few days ago but this is the first time I’m seeing video of this mess (above) so we may as well report on it. Apparently Michelle Duggar got a haircut and blowout as a plot point in her reality show which otherwise revolves around her eerily calm life with her family of 19 kids. (18 of whom are still at home, her oldest boy is off with his new wife working on their own child army.)

Michelle has previously described her late 80s hair as some kind of appeasement to her husband. She wrote a treatise earlier this year on how women should accept their husband as their leader, basically. Some highlights: “Discover and conform to your husband’s real wishes; explain your hairstyle to others on the basis of your submission to your authority; separate your “rights” from your responsibilities.” So to me that’s a hint that she’s not that pleased with her awful aqua-net curls and storybook bangs and that she’s trying to explain it as Jim-Bob’s preference.

In the show, when she got a glimpse of herself with decent hair, she seemed shocked and started stammering about Jim-Bob. While she was explaining the makeover she was back to her awful old hair. Anyway there’s a story on People Magazine claiming she’s used to it now and switches back and forth between her new normal hair and her old nasty curls, but I doubt that’s true. Michelle admitted the hairdresser was a friend of hers and I think she’s just trying to sound like she likes her new hair when she can’t stand it like that. She said it looked like she just got out of the shower.

Reality star Michelle Duggar of “19 Kids and Counting” recently got a makeover for the first time in her life. Thanks to her childhood friend Cindy, Duggar lost her curly cut and got a slick modern ‘do.

At first, Duggar wasn’t sure she was happy about it. Upon seeing her new style, she said, “Wow, it’s definitely different.” When asked if she loved it, Duggar said she’d “learn to love it.”

And now, it looks as if she really has. Duggar spoke with People magazine about the haircut, which she got as part of her 46th-birthday-party-surprise.

“Going from curly to totally straight was a shock for me,” Duggar said, “but I am loving it and I have been doing both styles, curly and straight, since the cut.” She said her husband Jim Bob is also adjusting. “I know Jim Bob likes it long and I am trying to impress him — what he likes is what I want,” Duggar said. “I think he was a little shocked at first, it was so straight and so different. But he does like it.”

It couldn’t have been easy to get a different hairstyle after nearly four decades, but Duggar said she had faith in her friend Cindy. “I can trust Cindy,” she said. “But my back was to the mirror and I didn’t know how much I got taken off. It was too funny when I realized how much was gone! And it felt so light.”

[From TV.Yahoo.com]

This woman is stuck firmly in the early part of the 20th century when it comes to her life’s role, it’s not like she’s going to accept a 21st century hairstyle without kicking and screaming. It’s a shame because it made her look 10 years younger. Almost as if she was fertile again. Too harsh? You know that’s the only way she’d accept a change, if it came with more BABIES. As she said what she wants for herself is whatever Jim-Bob likes, and he likes her with that God-awful hair.



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  1. Trillion says:

    Massive improvement. Now, if she can just fix what’s under that head of hair…

  2. Mel says:

    With 19 kids, I’d be doing whatever I could to be unattractive to him. I’d go full-on Brittney circa 2007 — bald, boozy, baseball bat-sh-t Britney. Put that thing away Jim Bob!!!!!!!!!

  3. palermo says:

    God, I wish this woman could think for herself for two minutes. Who cares if Jim Bob likes it, it’s YOUR head

    • gg says:

      And Jim Bob sure has some shit for taste if he liked the old do. Somebody needs to correct his ass.

      • erika says:

        honestly? i cant stand these people…they make me sick…well its sad

      • Chicagogurl17 says:

        Have you seem their house? It’s all pine and hideous carpet. Or the wedding dress he picked out for her for their vowel renewals. I get modest but it was white drapery fabric with a boat neck. His taste is so 80′s. it reminds me of Napoleon dynamite.

      • Dena says:

        My thoughts exactly!!! If Jim-Bob was able to put up with that shit of a hairstyle that she has been wearing on top of her head for who knows how long, then he can definitely do this new do! Hell, a multi-dyed mohawk with a Nike patten cut into the sides of her hair would be better than that . . . that . . . that . . . oh, hell. I can’t even describe that BS of a hairsthyle she had been sporting. OMG!

        I need some scheme to get me a reality show. I could use the easy money. I just need to scour my life for areas / pockets of ridiculousness. Smile.

  4. Cathy says:

    I like the new cut. It almost makes her look like she could make her own decisions about her own life. She was definately born in the wrong century. But if her way of life makes her happy, go for it. Just don’t be telling me how to live and who’s authority I should bow to.

  5. MerryHappy says:

    It grosses me out that daughters all have the same hair as Michelle to be ‘pretty for daddy/Jim Bob.’ I think it’s really sick and they scare me.

    • Canda says:

      Yes! I remember an episode a while back where the girls explained that they home-perm their hair and keep it long because “that’s what Daddy likes”. SERIOUSLY? I can somewhat see that his wife might subscribe to that nonsense of “wear your hair the way your husband likes it”, but to do that sh*t because your DADDY likes it like that? EWW!! *Shudders* Why does it matter if Daddy likes his daughters’ hairdos? Why is that important? It’s not like they want a blue mohawk, but hair to your butt in a bad perm because of what Dad thinks? That’ just sooooo creepy and disgusting, it got my weirdo radar tingling off the scale.

  6. littlestar says:

    It honestly makes me sad that Michelle Duggar thinks that way. Yes, when you are in a relationship you want to make the other person happy, but not at the expense of your own dignity! I could not imagine having my fiance control something like my hairstyle! Michelle and her husband are definitely not equals, and who in their right mind would want to be with someone who basically is their “master” and controls their every move?

    The saddest thing is, all of her daughters have been brainwashed to think the same way. I remember watching an episode of their show years ago where the girls were asked what they wanted to be when they grow up and they all said they wanted to be like their mom and have tons of kids!!! I have nothing against being a mother, and if that is what you choose to do in life that’s great, but why couldn’t at least one of them say “I want to get a university education, become a doctor, teacher, insurance adjuster etc, and having a child or two would be the icing on the cake”???!!!

    • maya says:

      Yeah, none of them attend college? Where they just home schooled all their life and now are waiting to get married? I was wondering that is kinda weird that none of all these children rebelled and just chose different kind of life – I guess they never had a chance to develop their own,independent mind.

    • Esmom says:

      Eek. They sound like their own little cult.

      As for her hair, I don’t know if her outdated beliefs about marriage/family are the only thing at play — I know a couple women who stubbornly refuse to update their hairstyles, while the rest of their lives have evolved more readily. Even when faced with the flattering evidence from a hairstylist who gives them a great new cut and blowout, they seem to revert to their 80s bangs within a couple days. 80s hair is a security blanket, it seems.

      • derpina says:

        Midwifery requires very little education.

      • hazeldazel says:

        They are in a cult – it’s called the Quiverfull Movement. They are supposed to outbreed all us heathens. Seriously. That is why the girls aren’t allowed to go to college but the boys are. And why the girls only job is to submit to their fathers or husbands and pop out babies until they die, apparently. They are nothing but broodmares for their church.

        Their healthcare is supported by us taxpayers because the father was a Representative but the rest of them are supported by the TV show and by the Movement.

      • Bodhi says:

        100% wrong, derpina.

        Midwifery requires extensive education. Becoming a certified nurse midwife requires YEARS of extensive & intensive training.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        I was surprised to see ‘midwife’ because the first step to realizing that goal is getting a university degree. There are a bunch of other steps that follow– maybe you’re thinking of a doula?

      • Bodhi says:

        No, I do not mean doula. I can only speak to what I saw on the show (and I have only seen about 3 episodes in total). But during one of the interview-esque parts, 2 of the older girls said that they are in training to become midwives. Maybe *they* meant to say doula.

        All of my prenatal care was at a birth center run by CNM (certified nurse midwives) & my was was delivered by 2 of them (technically he was born in a birthing tub, but the birth was attended by 2 of them). It takes a LOT of schooling to become one.

        So, I don’t know what they are in training to become, by they certainly said the word midwife

    • lucy2 says:

      Your post is exactly what I was thinking as I read the article.
      I feel sad for her too – all her self worth is tied to her husband, and they’re raising their daughters to think the same way and not giving them the option to make up their own mind.

      • marie says:

        I totally agree with what you guys are saying but… that is the way she was raised, she nor her girls know any different-it’s not right but it’s their reality. I honestly expect one of the girls to ask questions, to rebel.. I’ve always just figured there are too many girls for one not to break free..I wonder how they would feel about that?

      • Canda says:

        Actually, it’s not the way Michelle was raised — she was “converted” by Jim Bob in her late teens or 20s while he was door-to-door bible-thumping and brought her into his church basically, and from then on she thought it was a good idea to just blindly follow him bc he was a “man of god” or something. Women like her who are so gullible and naive and spineless that they just do whatever their husband says because it’s the will of god or something, just make me ill. GOD gave you a brain and common sense for a reason — USE IT.

    • Persephone69 says:

      I’m pretty sure Jim Bob’s on record as saying he would pay for his sons to go to college but not his daughters. I really do despise him.

  7. Belle Epoch says:

    There IS no Michelle Dugger – just a vagina within a slave employed by Jim Bob. Imagine having absolutely no sense of self – not even being able to comment on your own hair without your overlord’s permission.

  8. Joy says:

    I love it.

    Let’s face the facts though…it may not be feasible with her lifestyle. She has 19 kids at home, who has time to blowdry/flatiron their hair every day?

    • MerryHappy says:

      But she he’s time to home perm regularly and scrunch curls daily? Her hair isn’t naturally curly. I’ve had the misfortune of watching that show. They all home perm their hair because Jim Bob likes their tiny gel curls.

      • RN says:

        Seriously? A home perm? Ugh, I can still recall that smell from when my mother used to use those back in the mid-70s. I didn’t even think they even made those anymore!! Talk about major breakage.

      • linlin says:

        I haven’t seen the show, but just the picture shows that the curls aren’t natural (and look quite horrific)

      • MerryHappy says:

        Yes, my friends. Yes. A home perm. Because the beauty salon would be prideful or something (i literally think that’s what was said about why they did it at home). But yeah… Just can’t with them. The very fact that everything is based on the man’s idea of beauty and appropriateness drives me insane. They dress, groom, and speak for Jim Bob’s opinion. I bet they can’t even eat anything Jim Bob doesn’t like.

      • Lauren says:

        The home perm toxic fumes are killing all their brain cells! That is Jim Bobs masterful mind control method. Perm & hairspray fumes. Have y’all seen the episode where JB does his combover, then sprays half a can of aqua net on his head? This whole dang family has put a sinful hole in the ozone layer with their hurricane proof hairdos.

    • L says:

      She totally has time to do that.
      She ignores the older kids, they take care of the younger ones, she naps everyday (I’ve read her blog). The only ‘work’ she does is getting pregnant-she totally has time to blow dry. Jim Bob just doesn’t want her to.

      • Canda says:

        Sickening, isn’t it? It’s like she only had to work for the first 10 years and then boss the older kids around and tell them “god’s will” is that they take care of their siblings. It’s genius-level manipulation actually, but still sickening.

    • gg says:

      She goes to great trouble to get her hair to kink up like that with home perms and then puts that crap on it to make them hard and crispy.

      Styling the straight cut would be a piece of cake compared to jumping through hoops to make hard plastic frizz.

      But no, she’d rather look stupid since her husband only gives permission for that.

    • ~Valkyrie~ says:

      If she has time to lay there with her legs spread then she has time to fix her damn hair!! :P

    • ZenB!tch says:

      @MerryHappy “Prideful” – thank you. That is what I was trying to say when I said I thought vanity was a sin – for people like her. However, the home perm for Billy-Bob is also a sin. His sin, he should accept her as God made her. Which looking at those pictures is neither super-curly or bone straight.

      I’m 43 and don’t need to color my hair. I say that as a preface to say that I it is possible to be in your 40s and still have naturally dark hair – however, I also know I am very rare.

      She likely dyes her hair as does he and that is even more prideful and a sin.

      • MerryHappy says:

        Yeah. Natural beauty isn’t considered sinful, but to be vain about it is, from my mothers experience with staunch religion. I think Jim Bob considers beauty maintenance that he doesn’t approve of being prideful. She can perm and dye her hair, and as long as he thinks it’s modest and acceptable, its not prideful. Which i also take issue with. He makes her defy nature to be ‘beautiful’ when technically what she was born with should have been considered the most beautiful, as they believe god bestowed it to her.

  9. poppy says:

    she looks so much better, really, 20 years younger. he will HATE it. can’t have his piece looking attractive to other men or to herself!

  10. Erinn says:

    To be fair, I, to an extent, do try to do my hair in a way that my boyfriend likes.

    Difference is, I’d never have a hairstyle that I didn’t like. I make the decisions on my hair. I’m dip-dying the ends red next week. He probably won’t be a fan of it, but it’s my hair, and he’d NEVER say anything about not liking it.

    I feel like she thinks she HAS to do her hair how her husband likes it. Which is sad.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I would never voluntarily have short hair. I had a bob in January because my hair was so fried, it had to go. While I looked utterly professional, I felt like Gloria Borger from CNN’s baby sister – aka “totally not hot”.

      I don’t know if that is the same thing but I only feel “sexy” or attractive with longer hair and I lose confidence looking like that. It doesn’t need to be super long just long enough for me to feel like “a girl”.

      If we are talking about caring more about looking “sexy” than “professional” then I am totally guilty.

      • KellyinSeattle says:

        Different people/different tastes….Personally, I love my short pixie cut and I came back with it as a surprise to my boyfriend. He liked it; or so he said. Point is, I love it! I remember when my mom used to give me home perms, oh lordy!

      • KC says:

        Everyone finds different lengths of hair attractive. My hair used to be waist length, but I recently cut it so it is closer to bra strap length. I was saying I think it’s too short now and my guy friend said that I should just cut it all off because girls look better with really short hair. Yeah, that’s never happening.

        But for all you short haired girls there are definitely guys that prefer you that way, and there are guys who prefer girls with long hair (although I’ve never personally met one who has said that but people on here have). If someone doesn’t like your hair then that’s their problem. Everyone just keep cutting your hair the way *you* like it!

  11. fabgrrl says:

    Wait, wait. Is her hair naturally straight or naturally curly? Let’s forget about how it actually looks…does she seriously curl all that? or flat-iron all that? every day? With all those kids, how?

  12. Neekie says:

    I love this site and enjoy reading your posts- they’re funny and light- please don’t crucify me for this!! Just throwing me thoughts out there.

    I sincerely don’t see what everyone’s problem is with her and her family. She and her husband have been happily married for over 28 years (which is so special IMO), all of their children are happy, well-adjusted, respectful kids (which is lovely to see IMO)…what else…they live debt-free, fiscally responsible lives (excellent! IMO). So you don’t understand their relationship…so you think their beliefs are antiquated…?? Forgive me for going against the grain here, but what in the world is the problem? What’s wrong with her wanting to look beautiful for her husband? Nothing! On a silly note- I HOPE my husband wants to look nice for me and I also try to look nice for him.

    What’s the alternative? Kate plus 8? Octomom? Snooki and her man?

    • Blake says:

      I completely agree with you Neekie! I posted almost the same thing, except I was a bitter raging bitch in my post. You came off as a normal human being – lol!

    • whatthehell456 says:

      “all of their children are happy, well-adjusted, respectful kids”

      I’m not so sure exactly how happy the girls are when mom keeps popping out little ones for them to take care of..I don’t think any of those girls have had a “normal” childhood. As soon as they were able, they were “mothering” their younger siblings.

      “…they live debt-free, fiscally responsible lives”

      If I’m not mistaken, and correct me if I am, they are supported in large part by the government

      I do agree on the 28 years of marriage, good for them, but I think it’s more a case of ‘she couldn’t leave even if she wanted to.’

      • Jaxx says:

        They are not supported by the government. He makes good money in real estate investments. They do, however, get health care from his time as a state representative. But everyone who serves gets that so they aren’t getting anything special.

      • Trillion says:

        “all of their children are happy, well-adjusted, respectful kids”
        You know why people in Olive Garden commercials are all laughing and smiling? Cuz they’re in a commercial. For Olive Garden.
        Duggars’ reality show is a commercial for their “movement”. Of course they seem happy, well-adjusted and respectful. Do you think Michelle Duggar is permitted to complain or go against the status quo? Think again.

    • vic says:

      Yes. She loves to be married and have a big family so let’s crucify her for her hairstyle. She’s happy and good for her.

    • Lamb says:

      There is no way this is a healthy environment. These kids are being raised by other kids and there is no way they get the attention needed from their parents. I honestly couldn’t care less if Jim Bob and Michelle are happy. They are incredibly selfish for bringing all these people into the world and then brainwashing them with Their archaic beliefs. Do you think ol’ Jim Bob would be okay with one of his daughters deciding that she wanted to go to college and think for herself and not procreate? We already have a population problem in this world and these people are living off the government and creating their own army. They disgust me to no end.

      And in conclusion, they support Rick Santorum… Do I really need to say anything else?

    • L says:

      Yup, pretty easy to be debt free when you have your house declared a church (so you don’t have to pay taxes), and get free health care for life (Jim Bob was in congress)

      They totally get help from the government.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:


        I share a birthday with Rick Santorum, I need a hug.

      • jwoolman says:

        Yes, although they do seem like a basically nice group to me despite their quirks, they are not really as self-sufficient as people like to think. Of course, the tv show has been a gold mine. They also were lucky enough to own land that turned out to be valuable for something, I think cell phone towers? Plus the only way to make money in real estate is if most people aren’t – a fatal flaw in the get rich quick schemes. They are in the Quiverfull movement which wants to deliberately outbreed the rest of us heathens (really, that’s not made up by detractors this time) to raise an Army for the Lord, so to speak. Most people in the movement are not doing so well – google ” no longer quivering”, I think that will get you to a site run by a woman who was deep into it for years. She and others have very interesting stories.

    • Bubba Ang says:

      Honey Boo Boo and her clan would be an alternative lol.

    • janie says:

      my only problem with them is their insistence on procreating because it is god’s will, but then allowing medical intervention when god’s will would probably not have allowed the child to survive. you can’t cherry pick your beliefs according to what is most convenient. she is too old to keep having babies without putting them at risk for health problems, but she just keeps having sex.
      also she just pawns the care of each new kid off on the other kids.

    • G. says:

      My parents have been married 25 years and have raised 3 respectful human beings, me included. The difference here is my family isn’t shoving our beliefs down everyone’s throats on a reality show. My parents actually work hard at full time jobs for a living. We’re debt free too, and we actually pay our taxes because we didn’t declare our house a church. Fancy that.

  13. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I find these particular group of people so disturbing. Spare me. Send them back to their woods!

  14. Ashley W says:

    Its naturally straight. Curly hair is very big in the Quiverfull movement because the original creator loved it.

  15. videli says:

    This woman gives me the willies. From her saccharine tone, her beliefs, and the fact that I can’t help as thinking about her vagina as a drafty door. One poster above asked whether the alternative is Snooki, well, of course not. I’d rather have women astronauts and presidents, than smiley, compliant breeders.

  16. aims says:

    Her hair is the least of her worries. I have such a problem with her mindset. It offends me to my core, that there isn’t a partnership here. He’s the boss, and she’s a willing servant. He says jump, she says how high. And the cherry on top, they have a a boatload of kids, who they’re passing this BS to. They are raising boys to feel they are the boss, to treat their women like second class citizens. And they’re teaching there daughters to be breeders and never aspire to follow their own path. So back to the hair, I support any act, however small it maybe, that would encourage any sort of individual thought.

  17. diva says:

    Their whole situation makes me feel weird. I feel bad for their kids. She pops them out and the older kids raise the younger ones.

  18. virginia5 says:

    her crunchy curls remind me of leah from teen mom aaha.

  19. dcypher1 says:

    Her 80′s do is so awful. The worst hair
    ever. She looks like a different person with her hair
    Straight so much younger and fresh. Its a shame
    She didnt like it. Too bad jb didnt like it.

  20. j says:

    Can we stop making Michelle Duggar vagina jokes? If you vehemently disagree with her beliefs, fine, but comparing another woman’s vagina to a “drafty door” or talking about how “loose” she must be is really disgusting. Regardless of whatever lifestyle she chooses, no woman deserves to be ridiculed for her genitalia.

  21. Izzy says:

    What the hell is it with men and women’s hair? Like they’re the authority on it? Only if you’re actually a hair stylist, right? My hair is naturally curly, and because I live in a humid climate, I usually blow it out straight because the curls tend to frizz, but I wear it curly sometimes regardless. My father hates curly hair; he used to comment on it every time I wore it curly, until I looked at him one day and said, “Don’t look at me. I’m not the one who gave me curly hair. That would be you and my mother who did that. I’m just workin’ with what you gave me.” He has never said another blessed word about my hair since then.

    Michelle Duggar’s new hair looks like it finally came into this century. Too bad she wants to go back to the last one.

    • Canda says:

      Thank god for that, because my dad’s a mouthpiece himself. He thinks he’s the biggest genius to ever walk the planet and although he’s usually well intentioned it drives everyone around him crazy with all his I’m So Smart and I Know All act. It’s HAIR and every woman can make her own frigging decisions.

  22. Ginger says:

    I cannot relate to this woman AT ALL! She is probably the polar opposite of me in all ways. BUT I really like her new hair cut. It’s super flattering and I hope she keeps it. I really do wish she would think for herself and what SHE likes. UGH!

  23. Stacia says:

    She looks like she could be a sister to her daughters with her new do. It suits her and she looks so much younger. Shame that she lets Jim Bob have the final approval/disapproval over her own hair. And he himself has that 1980′s politician helmet head hair that he puts tons of holding spray on.

  24. Amy says:

    They should do a crossover episode of What Not To Wear and this show. Stacy and Clinton would tear her wardrobe apart and hopefully get Jim Bob to see nobody takes his wife seriously since he makes her dress like a cast member of Little House on the Prairie.

  25. kelly says:

    I don’t think this is a problem at all. She got the haircut for herself (good thing) and THEN she became concerned whether or not her husband would like it. She put herself first (though temporarily) and then thought of her husband.

    It’s important for some feminists to take a person’s perspective and how they’ve grown up into account. Many, judging from a few of these comments, are quick to type, “Ew,” “It makes me sad she feels that way,” etc. etc. etc. Don’t project your ideals and beliefs onto someone who clearly has her own.

    By doing so YOU’RE being “ew.”

    Get over it.

  26. Jen says:

    I feel like we are all, as a society, trying to become more tolerant and accepting of everyone’s differences. That being said, isn’t it HER business on how she wears her hair and for what reason? The reasons may not be the same as mine, but I can appreciate that she has her own reasons.

  27. M says:

    She looks great! I always thought that she looked fantastic for her age and having 19 kids, but she could easily pass for being in her early 30s now.

  28. Eileen says:

    Who the hell are any of you to lecture the Duggars on what they do in their home? It’s her choice to please her husband, it’s their choice to have 19 children, it’s her choice to be conservative, just like many of you are liberals, I don’t know what the issue is, there is nothing wrong with her, I mean, you guys got Obama re-elected and you’re all still such miserable people. Sore winners, enjoy Obamacare!

    • videli says:

      Swipe that foam off your mouth, Eileen. Honestly I’m not even sure whether the Duggar woman is conservative or apolitical. Anyway she invited judgement when she voluntarily entered a reality show contract. That reality show originated not with her lifestyle or religious beliefs, but actually with her reproductive choices. Also, speculating here, if Jim-Bob (I can’t keep my face straight when I write down this dude’s name) would not allow her to vote and she’d comply, would I think that something is wrong with her? Hell yeah.

    • RN says:

      Hey Eileen, it’s time for you to look into your other options, such as Canada or Mexico.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Not saying you’re doing it, it’s just that you reminded me of all the ‘I’m moving to Canada if so-and-so’ wins talk. Most recently, I’ve been reading about this a lot where health care is concerned. What’s funny(?) about it is that so many people did the ‘I’m moving to Canada’ dance because they feel that American health care is becoming too socialized. I wonder if these people have ever heard of Canada because when they get here and see our systems they are going to get UP-set!

      • Narak says:

        I’m a Canadian- we have healthcare- it’s AWESOME – gay marriage- high taxes- 2 OFFICIAL languages, and no set policy on bad perms, but, please don’t tell your crazy people to move here.

    • Flora Kitty says:

      It was Romneycare before it was Obamacare. The individual mandate was first thought up the by the Heritage Foundation (a CONSERVATIVE think tank in the late 1980′s). I hate to shine some light in on your conservative bubble of misinformation. P.S. Stop watching Fox Noise and learn how to fact check.

      • Lemonade says:

        Healthcare is a service, not a right. And certainly not a federal responsibility. Romneycare is effective on a state level because thats where this sort of legislation belongs.

        “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Well, that came right out right-field, didn’t it?

    • lulu1 says:

      Grow up Eileen.
      Women’s rights are for the children of women who don’t want their daughters to have rights too. It’s just that other women need to fight for them.

      You might as well make this comment about ‘happy’ marriages between 12 year olds and 50 year olds in Afghanistan. You think those girls get to air their complaints? Or even think them?
      Perhaps you could read up on Malala, who was recently shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for being pro-education for female children…. no doubt the Taliban also defend their actions and ‘choice to be conservative’.
      But conservatives by defintion want to keep many things as they are. It is not the right of a parent to brainwash their child or to restrict their access to the future by denying them education: you can share your ‘morals’ with them but they have every right to live in the world they are brought into. And that includes the right to choose a hairstyle that Daddy may not like;

  29. Eileen says:

    I’m sure if anyone were judging any of you on your fashion choices, and the number of children you have or don’t have, you would all raise a holy jihad over their heads, but the double standard only applies to you? Like I said, you’ll get what you voted for, enjoy it, you own it.

    • RN says:

      LOL, you don’t know what “jihad” means. It’s funny watching you try to incite people on the internet. You sound just like Dina Lohan.

      Slow day at Walmart?

    • Susie (1 of 3) says:

      I didn’t vote for the Duggars.
      That’s what this thread is about.

    • Trillion says:

      Oh Eileen, you’re a hoot! Keep ‘em coming! BTW, You’re quite the psychic, knowing how we all voted!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I’m not going to touch the randomly-submitted ‘president as Muslim communist’ stuff, but if it’s a holy war we’re discussing, look to the tenets of the Quiverfull Movement as a starting point for that conversation, not the other posters.

    • MerryHappy says:

      I DID vote fore Obama Eileen. And you know what I’m going to get?
      1. Birth control.
      2. Access to health care from planned parenthood, which will stay open.
      3. Non federally funded abortion services, if needed.
      4. College grants.
      5. Not being called Ofadrian, after my significant other.
      I’m sorry you dislike women having the right to choose so much even as a woman. Thesuperficial had a great comment on this:
      “Minorities and women can vote. I know you just assumed their masters would keep them at home, but somehow they escaped and voted against you, so maybe not sh*t all over them next election. They’re very crafty.”
      Sorry to feed the troll *hangs head in shame*

  30. skuddles says:

    Who cares what her hair looks like? She’s still 9/10th’s bonkers.

  31. holly hobby says:

    Oh please it isn’t even that short. She makes it sound like she got Macca Rooney Mara’s ugly hair cut from Dragon Tatoo.

    She should stick with the new style because it makes her look younger.

  32. Hannah Joy says:

    One of the tenets of the religious cult that the Duggar family belong to, is that women must ask their husband what they want them to wear and how they want them to wear their hair and make-up. That is why Michelle has hair more suited to the early to mid eighties. Jim Bob likes her hair long and curled so she defers to him regardless of her own desires. As a man, he has the right to choose his own hair, hence the helmet like do he sports.

    • aims says:

      Which is why I choose not to watch them. Just the whole philosophy makes my head want to explode

      • Hannah Joy says:

        I don’t watch either. Having personal experience with this group, I can’t handle the way TLC sugar coats it and never addresses the controversies that this group is mired in. If people really want to know why Grandma Duggar lives with Jim Bob and Michelle, it’s because Jim Bob is her authority now. Her husband was not in this group, but she is now only wearing skirts and is under her son’s headship, just as Michelle would be under Josh’s if something were to happen to Jim Bob. He even assigns her jurisdictions. For those who say “they all look so happy”, know that showing ANY other emotion is considered a sin and disrespectful to your parents. Having a “cheerful countenance” regardless of the situation is demanded. That is emotional abuse.

  33. Nicolette says:

    Why, is she afraid he may not knock her up yet again? Does this woman realize there is more to life than being pregnant all the time?

  34. palermo says:

    The world is overpopulated already, so yes I do find fault with somebody who has 20 kids. If they NEED more kids why don’t they adopt some that are already here and need a family.

  35. testington` says:

    these people are disgusting. The world is grossly over-populated and these dickwads keep pumping more and more kids into a country that already consumes more than a fair share of the resources…barf

  36. Lulu says:

    These pro duggars ppl are hilarious. It is not okay for us to project our beliefs on her but it is perfectly okay for this bat shit crazy lady to do the same to everbody else. THis is the same lady who pretty much told ever woman on he planet that if they aren’t living life like her, they are horrible wives/mothers. Ironically this is the very woman that robs her older daughters of their childhood by forcing them to raise the younger ones.

  37. Hm says:

    She’s totally dependent on her husband and wants to please him. Not the life I would choose, but she seems to enjoy it. Fifty Shades fans should be all over this. Birth rates are down in Europe and Japan, so have at it, Duggars. The makeover was fantastic, though.

  38. ChocoChipDstryr says:

    She looks like a brunette Virginia Madsen.

  39. Tulip says:

    Well, maybe she likes her older ’80′s hairstyle because it reminds her of a free-er time. You know, young, just married, no child care responsibilities. Maybe Jim Bob liked it and it gave her the perfect cover. “Of COURSE I wear my hair like this for my husband…”

  40. Lemonade says:

    i mean, if you have the same hair style for decades and its something your partner loves then its kind of normal to be apprehensive about his/her opinion especially if, to you, it seems drastic. I am black haired usually and I went blond (unintentionally, it was supposed to be highlights only) and all i could think was “OMG what is my husband going to say!” because he was picking me up and it was literally, a massive change. (think Kim Kardashian’s halloween wig).

    I think a lot of people give the Duggars unnecessarily rude amount of crap and I dont like it. They are happy, kind, self sufficient, and seem like they are a loving family. I’d rather see that than dysfunctional “mainstream” Teen Mom girls dependent on either reality TV or welfare.

  41. MissKittyKay says:

    I used to have a boss who was friends with these people. I am shocked he even hired me. I am sure if I were married he would not have hired me. His wife popped out one child a year. She had the same crunchy curls. He told me once that he would never support his daughters going to college. They had a huge passenger church van and the license plate read “Quvrful”

  42. mytbean says:

    Forget the hair! Look at her crazy eyes! And Jim-Bob is giving me manchild pedo vibes…

    So basically she’s using her husbands manipulative shtick as an excuse to shuck her own personal responsibilities… Yeah – in the short term it seems easier to let someone else tell you how to exist. But inside, she is just one ball of anxious self-hatred.

    It frustrates me that there are women like this out there who enable the Jim-Bobs of the world. He’s the way he is because he can get away with it.

    I’ll bet sooner, rather than later, we’ll discover he’s a perverted sicko using religious doctrine as a disguise. Imagine if he was a real pervert… how could Michelle come out with the truth without being eaten alive by the public? She’s in too deep…

    ick. yeah… I know – that’s a lot to gleen from a change of hairdo and some tv snapshots. lol

  43. Mandy says:

    I’m completely creeped out by these people.

  44. jani says:

    I want Dumbchelle to divorce Jerk Bob just because I want to see how much child support a judge orders when you have 19 kids.

  45. susie cue says:

    does he really have to be named JIM-BOB?? I mean does he really have to?!?!??!

  46. Lulu says:

    She has naturally curly hair, right? So the dumb thing to do is the blown out bangs. And to blow it out all together is an improvement than the mix and match I guess, but I say let it all go curly and lose the straight bangs.