Never underestimate the power of compartmentalization. Even before I left I knew a sister that was a therapist, I actually went to see her a couple times AND she knew about the child abuse that was going on, although she reported it to the authorities. Granted younger people may be a little bit more open minded, but like Steve said people just will not make the connection if they are in that frame of mind - how many of us have heard the two ideas of cult and JW together while we were JW and just rationalized it away?
A JW Student turned up in my Psychology Class yesterday!
Also isn't it true there have been psychiatric hospitals that are specifically for JWs, with a staff of JWs? I seem to recall hearing about such things on this very site.
"Also isn't it true there have been psychiatric hospitals that are specifically for JWs, with a staff of JWs? ..."
Oooooo - kaaaay...
That takes that whole "Nurse Ratchet" thing, to a WHOLE new level!!!
There may have only been one or two from what I remember, and I'm sure they don't exist anymore but it'd certainly be interesting to get more info about it..