I thought I would start a thread listing the social behavior controls the JWS religion places over its devoted followers just to arrive at an overall perspective of what this religion actually does to people while actively in it..
Starting off .......
1.The interpretation of the bible by its leaders which can not be criticized or the doctrines which these men create, to do so would provoke punishment, shunning and accordingly identified as an evil person.
2.The pressing restraint of associating with non-JWS in daily social activities such as schools for children, adults in work places, local community events, charities etc.
3, Dress restraints placed onto both sexes such as no pants worn at Kingdom Halls for woman, no wearing of Yoga pants in public, no beards in most cases for men, hair has to be not over the ears for men. Suits have to be worn for men while giving public talks, shirts and ties should be worn during meetings at Kingdom Halls.
4. Restrictions to whether one wants to participate in local traditional celebrations such as birthdays, Christmas, attend funerals at different places of worship by other religious orders.
5. Restrictions of participation in sports ether amateur or professional.
6. Restrictive participation partaking in politics either voting or being socially active in politics.
................... Can you add to this list ?