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.
This book provides an eye-opening look at a brutal underworld, in which women are treated as baby-producing concubines. Read morePublished 8 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 8 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 10 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 15 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
This book is poorly written and overly simplistic. I have read several other books about polygamy and the many problems it creates. Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by ourmissboo
This book takes a look into the subject of women in polygamist relationships. While it's very important that these fundamentalist groups be seriously looked into, the writing... Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by Evan the Dweezil
This book, even if partially true was clearly written with the intent to sensationalize and entertain. Most polygamists are simply consenting adults with a different lifestyle. Read morePublished on March 16, 2011 by Windy E. Shaffer
Sometimes it is just amazing what humans can do to each other. Especially those atrocities done in the name of religion in this case. Moore-Emmett is not unfamiliar to polygamy. Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by M. Reynard