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Amish Not Immune to #MeToo, Victims Say

posted on October 4, 2018

For Religion News Service, Heather Adams writes about the challenge of making visible sexual assault and abuse in the insular Amish church. Torah Bontrager, who says she experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse growing up in an Amish community, said, “We’re in like the pre-Amish #MeToo. We still do not have our Weinsteins … but they do exist.” Adams writes, “Women and girls who leave the Amish church and don’t want to join another church can be easily targeted because they’ve been trained to do what men say, Torah Bontrager said, and because they don’t have other people to turn to.”

Read at Religion News Service