The Witness Wore Red

Author: Rebecca Musser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 145552784X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7871


The revealing and inspiring memoir of a woman forced into polygamous marriage in FLDS Church and her brave struggle to protect others from the same fate. Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life. The Witness Wore Red is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.

The Witness Wore Red

Author: Musser Rebecca Cook M Bridget

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781455551354

Category: Child sexual abuse

Page: 258

View: 5063


A woman who escaped an abusive marriage to a polygamist leader in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints reveals the horrors of her daily life and how her court testimony helped many other women and children.

Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 10 (2014)

Author: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw,Daniel Oswald,Tanya Spackman

Publisher: The Interpreter Foundation

ISBN: 1500943401

Category: Religion

Page: 282

View: 1509


This is volume 10 (2014) of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published by The Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on a variety of topics including some notes on faith and reason, dating Christ's birth, Mary Whitmer's witness of the gold plates, the LDS Church's polygamous past, dissenters, Book of Mormon anachronisms, the comma in the Word of Wisdom, Enos's adaptations of the onomastic wordplay of Genesis, Mormonism and intellectual freedom, differing investigative approaches of Jeremy Runnells and Jeff Lindsay, a theological poem in the Book of Mormon, and reading the scriptures geographically.

Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Author: June Melby Benowitz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440839875

Category: Social Science

Page: 799

View: 7743


This two-volume set examines women's contributions to religious and moral development in America, covering individual women, their faith-related organizations, and women's roles and experiences in the broader social and cultural contexts of their times. • Introduces readers to hundreds of women who became leaders within various religious faiths and denominations, including many who founded religious sects and organizations • Provides an understanding of women's developing roles in American religious culture, which continue to the present day • Enables readers to gain an understanding of the broad range of religions, approaches to religion, and attitudes toward religion in the United States • Documents how life's experiences can shape one's spiritual life and future development • Includes a timeline of the issues facing women that marks changing societal attitudes and individual women's accomplishments across history

The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Author: Charles Chernor Jalloh,Simon Meisenberg

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004221689

Category: Law

Page: 4970

View: 7189


This volume, which consists of three books and a CD-ROM and is edited by two legal experts on the Sierra Leone court, presents, for the first time in a single place, a comprehensive collection of all the interlocutory decisions and final trial and appeals judgments issued by the court in the case Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor. The Taylor case is the jewel in the crown of the SCSL, as it was the first ever trial and conviction of a former African head of state for crimes committed in a neighboring state. It is also one of a handful of such significant cases in international criminal law.

Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century

Author: Kristen Zaleski,Annalisa Enrile,Eugenia L. Weiss,Xiying Wang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190927100

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6806


Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century offers a global view into the patriarchal attitudes that shape cultural practices that oppress women and continue to take form in the modern era. In closely examining a range of issues--from the college campus rape epidemic in the United States to the climate change effects in Ghana--this book compels readers to utilize a contextual framework in order to take a closer look into contemporary violence and oppression against women in our world. Written through the lens of transnational feminism, it examines the intersections of nationhood, race, gender, sexuality, and economics within the context of a world shaped by globalization and colonialism, causing the redefinition of borders and the realignment of migration patterns. A transnational feminist perspective also supports a definition of global sisterhood based on equity, understanding, and mutual experiences. Students focusing on social justice, social work, women's studies, feminist theory, and/or violence against women will find the book to be an invaluable resource.

Women in Fundamentalism

Author: Maxine L. Margolis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538134039

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 559


Women in Fundamentalism examines the striking similarities in three extreme fundamentalist religious communities in their views about and treatment of women

A Young Woman's Guide to Setting Boundaries

Author: Allison Bottke

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736956697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 187

View: 2641


Provides advice for teenage girls on how to set healthy boundaries to find the courage, confidence, and hope to deal with the stresses of school, home life, boys, teen depression, and peer pressure.