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Friday, April 25, 2008
Misplaced Justice
Am I the only person out there scratching their head over the Texas Polygamy Cult?

I mean, doesn't it seem just a tad backward to separate mothers from their small children and punish the VICTIMS of a male dominated, patriarchal, misogynous cult?

Why haven't any MEN been separated and taken away for the women and children's safety?

Doesn't it make more sense to leave the mothers and small children intact and separate the MEN from THEM? Not vice versa?

I'm just sayin.

These children stand to be far more traumatized by separating them from their mothers and the life they know, than by removing the really dangerous element in their lives - the men and cult leaders.

And just HOW will the state of Texas deal with 437 wards of the state? It's anyone's guess, but if they fail, THEY won't be charged with child abuse now will they?
posted by Broadsheet @ 7:37 PM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At April 25, 2008, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    Granted, I don't know much about the situation, but weren't the women just standing by and letting this stuff go on? I mean, I understand they were brainwashed, it just seems to me that they've shown no inclination to protect their children to this point, so why would they start now? From what I understand from a Larry King interview or two, it takes a real strength of will to break away from these cults, and maybe the best long-term options for these kids IS to be separated from their mothers.

  • At April 26, 2008, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    I think it's more likely that the mothers will benefit when the controlling factor in the cult is removed - the men.

    They fear retaliation and the threat of damnation.

    Once those threats are removed, they can begin to heal and appreciate reality.

    In the meantime, we seem to be punishing the victims.

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