How Do You Rebuild Your Life After Leaving a Polygamous Sect?

Buzzfeed’s Anne Helen Petersen reports on the lives of ex-FLDS members, many of whom suffered emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in the Short Creek FLDS enclave. For ex-FLDS women, transitioning to life outside Short Creek has been difficult. Petersen writes, “FLDS women are never introduced to the concept of consent, especially as it relates to sex. Those who’ve left the church struggle to figure out how to say not no unwanted advances: That option, and that language, was never available to them.”

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