I haven't been to midweek meetings for a very long time and happened to attend this week and watched this video. The youngster could be anything between 15 and 18 and in the scene when she telephones her mum she looks truly alone and frightened. Her mum does not pick up out of loyalty to Jehovah's methods of discipline and we are to assume that this method works and that most would return. The mum is put in a bind too because the inference is that if she speaks to her daughter she is preventing her from returning.
that night I had to put my mind in my study place where it buzzes with interesting ideas to get the scary feel of the video out of my mind and I am a grown woman who values and practices critical thinking skills and who prides herself on her newly gained confidence. This video is truly outrageous. It could only have come from extreme misogynists who have never had children and who are in fear of losing their positions.
then there was a demand for money - at least £3 from each JW per year. I know I have seemed to defend them recently thinking lets be fair but now I am shocked at such outrageous behavior.