It can make one a pariah. But you are already experiencing
some of this already as a “Bible study”, because you are still viewed as ‘spiritually
weak’, perhaps ‘worldly’, a potential source of contamination. Thus JWs are on
Since you are female, it would have less impact, because
sadly, this religion has backwards views on women based on an ultra-fundamentalist
interpretation of scripture.
If you were a baptized male, this would have more impact on making
“advancement” or “reaching out”. You would not likely be used as much. You
would not likely be able to become a ministerial servant or elder while
undergoing higher education. This can bring a certain amount of shame for some.
Of course, women are generally not allowed to be ministerial
servants or elders, or handle accounts, or handle the sound equipment, or even
so much as carry a microphone (that would be scandalous!).