The Polygamist's Daughter

Stories, Reflections and Conclusions of Life on the Inside


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Polygamy is Slavery

It breaks my heart that representation of polygamy on television appears to be a all positive.  If we as Americans really understood what goes on in the minds of those who are enslaved by the polygamist lifestyle we would not be in support of it. If we really understood we would take a stand to eliminate this form of slavery, not just here in America, but worldwide. I grew up in a polygamist community, I lived the religious beliefs, and I know how firmly convicted these people are in their beliefs. Polygamy is a form of slavery; slavery of women and children to the glorification of their husbands and other men, and slavery of men and women alike to their religious beliefs. Polygamy is an about face reversal of all the work we as women have done over the centuries to create equality and respect with our male counterparts. It is a reversal of everything we have done collectively to create freedom from oppression. As we work to create a world that is enlightened we must open our eyes to the truth. Enslavement of the mind and soul is far more debilitating than physical enslavement and in many cases polygamy it is a combination of all three. Polygamy is another example of spiritual abuse, abuse of the human spirit being justified by religion. How can we honesty be in support of this abuse if we are to embrace our human family as one?   How can we heal the physical, emotional and spiritual damage that has occurred on our planet if we continue to allow our human family to be abused?  How can we tolerate the atrocities of humanity being justified by religion? How can we support religions that have been manipulated to empower men’s greed while belittling women’s true divine worth?  We are all equal in the eyes of our Creator and all worthy of the presence of God’s unconditional love.