It should come as no surprise that the women of the Duggar family are a close-knit lot.
After all, it’s not as though they can go outside their family for female companionship.
The Duggar women follow a set of rules so strict that it basically forces them to stick to their own kind – which is probably the point.
But for all their father’s efforts to clip their wings, several Duggar women have left the nest, and in some cases, they’ve found themselves ill-equipped for the wider world – while in others, they’ve adapted with astonishing speed.
The best example of the latter case is probably Jinger Duggar, who began wearing pants in violation of her family’s strict dress code shortly after marrying Jeremy Vuolo.
Jinger’s oldest married sister, Jill Duggar, has pursued a more traditional lifestyle, in keeping with her family’s teachings.
And then there’s Jessa Duggar, who’s embarked down a middle path, not quite appeasing her parents, but not exactly rebelling, either:
Jessa is married to Ben Seewald, who leans slightly to the left of the ultra-conservative Duggars, in terms of his political and religious beliefs.
In the past, this has brought him into conflict with Jim Bob, such as the time Seewald endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement and expressed his belief in the right of NFL players to kneel for the national anthem.
Now, it looks as though Ben’s liberal (by Duggar standards) beliefs are no fluke.
In fact, it seems like the entire Seewald family espouses beliefs and lifestyles that would condemn them to hell under Jim Bob’s belief system.
That’s a photo of Ben’s parents standing alongside his sister, Jessica.
It was posted to the Seewald family Instagram page this week, along with the following caption:
“@jessicaseewald, congratulations on your new journey in law enforcement,” the Seewalds wrote.
“We sure do love you and are praying for the days ahead! #backtheblue.”
Becoming a cop might seem like just about the least rebellious thing in the world, but take a moment to reflect on what you’re seeing here:
That’s a young woman wearing pants and embarking on a career that’s been closed to women for most of its history.
Yes, Ben’s sister is basically Jim Bob’s worst nightmare come to life.
And Jessica’s rebellious (again, by Duggar standards) ways don’t end there.
The 21-year-old reportedly has a boyfriend named Philip, and the two of them do not follow the famous Duggar courtship rules.
And we think it’s safe to say Jim Bob would not approve of Jessica’s choice of attire:
Shorts! On a woman!
Michelle Duggar would probably need smelling salts if she laid eyes on this pic.
But if you’re worried that Jessica’s far-left views will tear the Duggar clan asunder, fear not:
As In Touch Weekly points out, Jessica is a gun-collecting Trump supporter who’s political beliefs lean far to the right.
Plus, her name starts with a “J,” so she’s probably just fine in Jim Bob’s book.
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