Being raised in the Jehovah's Witnesses cult from birth - I saw many females mistreated, abused in a demeaning manner whether subtly or right out in the open. Before congregation meetings in the 1960's even as a boy I saw an elder talk rudely to his wife as if she was a child- and the wife put her head down in sadness. I saw JW men take themselves WAY too seriously as alleged " heads of their house " - because the WT society pushed the headship issue into every witness marriage. It disgusted me.
What this caused was men who became in many cases " Minitiature dictators " in their own homes especially , even if out of view of the congregation. I watched my own older JW sister stay in an abusive marriage where her husband beat her, cheated on her with other sisters in the congregation, and took untold numbers of illegal drugs. After suffering with this for years what counsel did the patriarchal elders have for her ? They told her she " Must be doing something that makes her husband mad and needed to work on being a better wife ! " Finally she left after 20 years- but has suffered post traumatic stress syndrome in the years after.
Now- Granted not ALL JW men were like this - however the " men first " patriarchal system pushed within the WT organization just perpetuated the abuse of women & children in my opinion. AS women after exiting the witnesses have you been able to regain more POSITIVE views of men now that you are out of the male dominated Jehovah's Witnesses ? And are you personally able to have more POSITIVE relationships with men now ? As always I look forward to your answers and I wish ALL you JWN ladies the best !! Peace out, Mr. Flipper