The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with. Escape is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre memoirs you are ever likely to Written by Carolyn Jessop, a woman who was born into the. A member of Warren Jeff’s fundamentalist cult, Jessop talks about escaping a brutal life, what it was like being one wife of many, and why she.

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I was fully engaged by the time Carolyn married Marril. Such as homosexuality being an abomination, but child abuse in this FDLS culture being ok. The FLDS, which emerged in the s as a fundamentalist offshoot of the Mormon church, holds that God has ordained polygamy and not only that, but that it is a requirement for anyone who wishes to attain the highest level of heaven. I didn’t really understand the concept of rape, but I did understand the concept that a man had the right to father children with the woman once he had married her.

Subsequently, she sued for custody of her children, and in became “the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS. I just escqpe God that America’s Most Wanted was able to “capture” the guy that became the Leader You hear about these things,but wonder to yourself if it’s really true,and then put it out of your mind.

I worked as a teacher and I gave Merril all my money.

Flight and Fight: Escape from Polygamy

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What one puts faith in matters.

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If I had seen you on the street, would I have immediately known that you were religious? She stands apart from what we see as the typical FDLS wife in that she was allowed to get a college education and was able to hold down multiple jobs during her tenure with the cult.

Polygamy, as portrayed here, is a system built on controlling and degrading women. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Escape exposes a world tantamount to a prison camp, created by religious fanatics who, in the name of God, deprive their followers the right to make choices, force women to be totally subservient to men, and brainwash children in church-run schools. There is a photo of Merril Jessop’s first 6 wives and reading about Jeffs trial was quite an eye opener, but his persona seemed accurately described in Escape.

Both were amazing and super eye opening!!! Stay in Touch Sign up. She was so grateful that her eyes misted over and I somehow knew stuffed animals were a foreign item in her world. I had the book right there! It made me grieve for the inequities in my own culture between men and women along with the fear that holds me down.

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She ran away and then what happened to her was just so devastating and I didn’t see any hope. LitFlash The jessp you want at the lowest prices. Carolyn Jessop born January 1, is a former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member who wrote Escapean autobiographical account of her upbringing in the polygamist sect and later flight from that community. The FLDS does not make it easy for a woman to get out.

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carollyn Carolyn has since become the only woman to retain full custody of all of her children after escaping the FLDS. Some of the leaders are believed to have fifty, sixty, or even one hundred wives. George Temple onto a silky pink background. There is so much pain in this book, and much more than I highlighted here. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Awkward sentences, bad grammar, rotten phrasing, boring and confusing voice. In my speech I compared the polygamists with the Jews of Europe during the Nazi nessop.

She was especially insistent that she would not leave without all eight of her children. How did anybody pay the bills?

Did you try to escape? It just wscape to the point where I wasn’t going to do it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Mar 31, Aileen rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Escape by Carolyn Jessop

As Jeffs power grew, he began more and more to take decisions out of the hands of individuals and arbitrarily control their destinies. It also chronicled the reign of Warren Jeffs Yes, that sicko who is finally locked up for raping children and incest.

It’s not like the men have it caroltn better, but at least they don’t have to bow to some jerk w I’m reading this book again. This is not fundamentalist Islam in the Jwssop East; this is not the earliest days of Mormonism.

Creating helplessness and frustration, isolation and loneliness as a strategy.