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It is an interesting read
on March 28, 2014
We live in South Dakota and have spent our lives living next to Hutterites. For the most part they are good and kind and gentle people, just like people on the "outside". I have found over the years that the more progressive colonies have allowed their young people much more freedom in an attempt to keep them on the colony, they have to or parents lose every child to the outside world. I do know that they love and care for their handicapped children, and care for their elderly in their homes, you won't find anyone dumped in a nursing home if they are a Hutterite.
I do know however that there are many incidents of physical and sexual abuse that is not addressed and for that I feel sad, especially for the young woman. The woman are second class citizens.
The nine stories all read the same, I think they all had the same outline they worked off of. Got kind of boring by about number 6, but I'm glad I read it.