Gods Brothel changed my view entirely, with its reports of the women who escaped from polygamist groups and several independent families. The book describes a patriarchal world where girls from a very young age are treated as sexual objects and denied an education. Sexual abuse and coercion are at the core of these chilling accounts of Christian and Mormon fundamentalist polygamy.
The womens stories told in Gods Brothel offer a rare insight into the complexities of polygamy in the United States. The book debunks any idea that polygamy as practiced in the U.S. is a "quaint lifestyle choice," or that the instances of abuse are rare.
I think polygamy is set up for problems, and I'm not just saying this because I'm female. History is full of family squabbles over the children of one mother ganging up on their... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Burt Levy
This book provides an eye-opening look at a brutal underworld, in which women are treated as baby-producing concubines. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert Keller
This is not an easy book to read, but I think necessary to expose the horrors many plural wives have endured--& continue to endure--in the name of religion. Read morePublished 15 months ago by NHBunion
To everyone that thinks about ordering this book, it's a complete waste of money. Don't order it, you will be very disappointed.Published 17 months ago by Jean Blackburn
Moore-Emmett was accused by some reviewers of having a bias against polygamy, but—for the most part, this "marriage" of many women to one man, and the various religious... Read morePublished 22 months ago by M. Plyler
I was born and raised a Mormon. From age 12 I was taught that polygamy (polygyny) is the only type of marriage allowed in Mormon Heaven. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by Michael Oborn