Over the years the Watchtower has doled out advice to victims of domestic abuse. This advice is and always has been dangerous and damaging. The latest example of this is in the Study Edition of the Watchtower December 2018. I examined this article in detail in my blog post The Disposable Life of the Jehovah’s… Read More The Dangers of Watchtower Domestic Violence Advice
When I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I loved school. I was a good student who loved to learn and couldn’t get enough. I always felt weird, and out of place, but this is, of course, part and parcel… Read More It Matters
Silencing Victims The following article is just one of the examples of how a victim of sexual assault can feel silenced by the teachings of the Watchtower (WT) organisation. (I have highlighted in bold and numbered the quotes I will discuss). “According to the Bible at Deuteronomy 22:23-27, an Israelite engaged girl threatened with rape… Read More Shamed into Silence
A quick scroll through forums like Reddit r/exjw, or Jehovah’s Witness Discussion Forum, makes it really clear that one of the biggest obstacles to resolving the trauma of religious abuse, is the way Watchtower holds our friends and families hostage to their policies and doctrine. Many of us exiting cults, eventually find ourselves at a… Read More What do I say to my family?
Back in 2016 I released a YouTube video concerning Serena’s statement regarding women. Specifically she was telling girls to ‘Dream Big’ (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/nov/29/dream-big-open-letter-serena-williams-porter-magazine-incredible-women-of-2016-issue-women-athletes ) and encouraging them to seek out the same success that men have in all aspects of their lives, whether that be careers or sports. It was a great, uplifting piece and was… Read More Dream Big