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What We Must Forget in Order To Justify the Legalization or Decriminalization of Patriarchal Polygamy

What We Must Forget in Order To Justify the Legalization or Decriminalization of Patriarchal Polygamy

Selective Amnesia Regarding Adult Consent in Polygamy

And why there is no such thing as “consenting adults” in patriarchal polygamy.

Below is a list of facts which must be forgotten or ignored in order to believe that patriarchal polygamy should be legalized as a free choice for adult females, that it takes place among consenting adults, and that it is a victimless crime. Read More »

The Perils of Polygamy

The Perils of Polygamy

Public Discourse: Ethics, Law and the Common Good

The Perils of Polygamy by Christopher Kaczor, May 21, 2012

Recent empirical research suggests that, in virtually every respect, polygamy is socially detrimental—to society in general, to men, to women, and to children. Read More »

Homeschooling, Child Brides and Human Trafficking

Homeschooling, Child Brides and Human Trafficking

By not mandating minimal educational requirements for home-schooled children, we are allowing the most vulnerable citizens of our country to fall prey to human trafficking. Read More »

Highlights of the Trafficking Protocol

Highlights of the Trafficking Protocol

Here are some of the goals of the Trafficking Protocol

• That trafficked persons, especially women in prostitution and child laborers, are no longer viewed as criminals but as victims of a crime

• That global trafficking will be answered with a global response. Although organized crime such as traffickers, smugglers, pimps, brothel keepers, forced labor lords, enforcers, and gangs are powerful forces or ganized cooperation by police, immigration authorities, social service agencies and NGOs is encouraged by this Protocol (Art. 10) Read More »

Coercion in Trafficking: MUST READ!

Coercion in Trafficking: MUST READ!

Loyola Law Professor Dr. Kathleen Kim wrote a paper called “The Coercion of Trafficked Workers” describing labor settings where coercion is explicitly codified as a fundamental legal element in human-trafficking crimes. Although this paper is about using psychological means to hold immigrants hostage and achieve slave labor, the concepts can even be applied to adults in polygamy and other cults. Read More »

Abuse of Power, Adults in Polygamy & Trafficking

Abuse of Power, Adults in Polygamy & Trafficking

It’s time to make something clear about polygamy and human trafficking. According to the Protocol on Human Trafficking adopted by the U.S., human trafficking can exist within an isolated community, or even a family for that matter.  It does not require crossing borders between Canada and the U.S., or any other country.  The definition does not require movement at all.  What is does require is the abuse of power and the exploitation of a human being, particularly a vulnerable human being. Read More »

Sexual Exploitation of Women in “Religion”

Sexual Exploitation of Women in “Religion”

The public wonders how women could ever, in their right minds, join a polygamist cult.

Janja Lalich  says, “These people are no different than you and I, if you mean people who join these groups. According to all the studies, people who join these groups are above average intelligence, from stable backgrounds, they do not have any pre-existing psychological difficulties, Read More »

What We Must Forget to Legalize Coercive, Religious Polygamy

What We Must Forget to Legalize Coercive, Religious Polygamy

Selective Amnesia Regarding Adult Consent in  Coercive, Religious Polygamy

Polygamy might seem like a private act between consenting adults, but that’s because we believe that TV shows like Sister Wives, Big Love, and Cathouse represent reality. Happy face media numbs and blinds the American public and even lawmakers to the cold, hard, not-so-smiley facts.

Here’s What We Must Forget in Order To Justify Legal Inaction or Decriminalization of Polygamy Read More »

Patriarchal Polygamy: A Form of Slavery Lawmakers Ignore

Patriarchal Polygamy: A Form of Slavery Lawmakers Ignore

Religion-based Polygamy: a form of human trafficking where males subjugate women through psychological coercion which use religious beliefs as the bonding leverage.  Females are indoctrinated to believe that they must consent to their own oppression in mortality or they will suffer excruciating consequences and torment in eternity. Read More »

Adult Victims of Religious Exploitation

Adult Victims of Religious Exploitation

Thousands of women in polygamy have been deeply damaged by the effects of polygamy, yet authorities look the other way, stating that with limited resources, their priority is to prosecute those who marry child brides. While this is understandable, where is the justice for women like Rachel Strong whose sexual perpetrator (her mother’s husband, her father figure and her prophet) Read More »

Polygamy, Trafficking and Torture Share Trauma Effects

Polygamy, Trafficking and Torture Share Trauma Effects

A study of 207 women trafficked into prostitution found that the vast majority (95 percent) suffered physical and sexual abuse, with the same number experiencing symptoms of trauma akin to those suffered by torture victims. Read More »

When it Comes to Human Trafficking, Consent is Irrelevant

When it Comes to Human Trafficking, Consent is Irrelevant

Any legislation that allows traffickers to use consent as a defense would not protect most victims of trafficking. Because the traffickers control the trafficking, they also control the evidence. If a pimp can coerce a woman to prostitute, he can force her to create evidence of consent, sign documents, write letters, pose for photographs, and perform pornography – all with the appearance of happiness and choice. Read More »

News & Info

Historical! Finally Polygamist Charged with Polygamy and Child SexTrafficking
Historical! Finally Polygamist Charged with Polygamy and Child SexTrafficking

Finally, Canada’s most notorious polygamist, Winston Blackmore, was charged with polygamy and human trafficking. Also charged with child sex trafficking were James Oler, Brandon Blackmore and his wife Emily. Read More »

Argentina Offers Prostitutes Airfare Home
Argentina Offers Prostitutes Airfare Home

Buenos Aires –  The central Argentine province of Cordoba is offering prostitutes airfare to return home, even to other countries, after passing a law to close brothels as part of a war on human trafficking.

They are first offered the chance to go to a shelter or hotel and also the possibility of a subsidy and later even a job- Maria Amelia Chiofalo

Cordoba’s secretary of Human Trafficking Prevention, Maria Amelia Chiofalo, said Monday that air tickets are being offered to prostitutes as one option among several. Read More »

Polygamy’s Underground Railroad
Polygamy’s Underground Railroad

“We are slaves to the men.”   Colorado City and the Underground Railroad–Veteran Reporter Mike Watkiss’ Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award winning documentary about polygamy in America and world of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs. Exclusive and ground-breaking reporting that started a revolution and sent Jeffs and his followers running to Texas. (From 2008) Read More »

Warren Jeffs chooses 15 to father future FLDS children
Warren Jeffs chooses 15 to father future FLDS children

Last year, polygamist Warren Jeffs issued an edict from prison stating that sex was forbidden, even between married people.This year, he has eased up a bit.  He has assigned 15 men to be the breeders.

Husbands will become “caretakers” for their families, earning a living for their wives and for children fathered by others. Read More »

Colorado City Police Busted – Abuse
Colorado City Police Busted – Abuse

“Young women trapped in polygamist arrangements with much older men, who had escaped from Colorado City, have stated that other women trying to escape were caught by the local police (referred to as ‘marshals’) and forcefully returned to their husbands,” Horne said in the release. “In one case, the husband threatened ‘blood atonement’ if the woman tried again [to] escape, which involves execution by a method too horrible to describe here.” Read More »

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Duress
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Duress

As the year comes to an end and the followers of Warren Jeffs await the apocalypse he has predicted, they’re living under a challenging edict: they’re forbidden to have sex until Jeffs is sprung from a Texas prison. READ ARTICLE HERE Read More »

Polygamy Trafficking is Slavery
Polygamy Trafficking is Slavery

‎”Whether the currency is God or greed, the trafficking of women and children for sex is a form of slavery.” Rebecca Musser.

Rebecca Musser is the former (coerced) wife of FLDS prophet Rulon Jeffs, and a key witness against Warren Jeffs. Read More »

Human Rights | Legal Topics

What We Must Forget in Order To Justify the Legalization or Decriminalization of Patriarchal Polygamy The Perils of Polygamy Homeschooling, Child Brides and Human Trafficking Violation: Sacred Trust & Human Rights Highlights of the Trafficking Protocol Coercion in Trafficking: MUST READ! Declaration of Human Rights Preamble to Human Rights Declaration Governmental Protection Intentional Infliction of Emotional Duress Abuse of Power, Adults in Polygamy & Trafficking Prostitution, Human Trafficking and Polygamy (Part I of 4) Film – At The End of Slavery Article: A Case of Lost Common Sense Trauma in Polygamy When it Comes to Human Trafficking, Consent is Irrelevant