Breaking Amish: Illustrated

Nov 1, 2012

I've always had issues with the Amish and Mennonite ways of life, ever since I was a teenager and spent a week with a Mennonite family and I was all like, "Your shit is ridiculous!" They fascinate me in an infuriating way. Don't get me wrong, I have issues with pretty much all organized religion, mostly for all the same reasoning: hypocrisy. Anyway, since the first time I saw that there was going to be a show called Breaking Amish, I absolutely knew that I would have to watch every episode. With the controversy that it's mostly "staged" (aren't all "reality" shows staged?), I take it with a grain of salt, but there are some core conflicts about the Amish way of life that have been addressed -- ones that drive me to literally eat my hair (I do that when I'm stressed; I realize it's disgusting, let's move on, shall we?). I thought instead of streaming a list of complaints, I made some illustrations for your viewing pleasure . . .

And that's all I really have to say about that.


  1. MrsFun said...:

    This cracked me up. I am not a religious person and I loved every bit of this. Some religions are just so far out there, I can't wrap my head around any of it.

  1. Carrie Rambles said...:

    Whoa. Jesus has some major fucking chest hair going on

  1. JC Little said...:

    All this time I thought Jesus was a red head. Who knew?

  1. Lady Estrogen said...:

    Dammit! I knew I dropped the ball on some details ;p

  1. Jess said...:

    There was a show on the same channel about other cultures in America...DAMMIT I can't remember the name now. Sigh. Anyway, they had a couple episodes about the Mennonites in Montana and detailed the shunning of two high school age boys...because they played FOOTBALL. Why? Because the elders never had education past 8th grade, so there's no reason for their children to be educated either. Fascinating and horrifying all at once.

    Oh, and it wasn't the BOYS who were shunned. It was their MOTHERS who were shunned...for sending them to school in the first place.

  1. Chris Bird said...:

    Hahaha, "have you even noticed my scars?" Hahaha. Sorry, Jebus

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  1. Yup, that pretty much sums it up. That show was a hot mess and I loved every second of it.

  1. Bridget said...:

    This is hilarious. Seriously, do they not brush their teeth?

  1. Rebeka St John said...:

    I had a real love/hate relationship with this show. Sometimes I got half way through and episode and had to delete it. I ended up skipping a few episodes, then ended up watching the finale "reunion" only to delete the last 10 minutes. INFURIATING, like you said! Too funny. Love your illustrations! haha!

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