If you can answer yes to either question, you should consider listening to the latest episode of "shunned". In it, Brenda tells her story inside the FLDS cult, a story of women and what they go through. This is happening right here in the United States. In a world where #metoo represents the pain of so many women, #methree can be used to represent what so many victims of polygamy go through. It's truly harrowing and reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale.
For my ex-JW listeners, you will also see the tactics used to keep all of these people doing what the cult leaders want, tactics that are reflect what was used in Jehovah's Witnesses even if the results weren't as extreme.
At the border of the states of Utah and Arizona lies another world, a community known as Short Creek. A patriarchal world of polygamy with sister wives, where women have few rights, and where certain men have all of the power. This episode is a fascinating look into a world that most will never enter, a world led by a man (Warren Jeffs) that now is serving a life sentence plus twenty years for child sexual assault.
A brave woman named Brenda escaped from this community and gives us a detailed view into the life and feelings of those that live in the cult of the FLDS (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a Mormon denomination). This is an intense story of being completely captive to a concept and the struggle for freedom by a woman with a big heart that overcame the lack of freedom over her own body and mind.
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