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Just deal with it? [04 Dec 2007|06:44pm]
When I was living with my family, I felt as if I were being treated like dirt. This was attributed to puberty and was "all my fault."
They would do things like force me to scrub floors and wash windows. If I didn't have time for school work. OH WELL! My mother would become angry with me, so she installed barrel locks on my closet door and lock me in there if my room wasn't clean enough by her standards.
My father once dragged me by my hair to my room because I said I wasn't hungry
I never told anyone because they told me it was normal. That because I was willful they had to train me. That what did I think long hair was for, if not to be dragged around.
I just want to know. Is this average behavior for Mormons?
I realize that not all Mormons are bad people, but I'd really like to know.
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You know that you are an abused red neck child when... [04 Dec 2007|09:47pm]
Recently I had to take an online training course for my work within the Catholic church. I am very glad that they take child abuse so seriously and I wish that the Mormon church would require similar training of all of it's leadership down to home teachers. I guess it's not likely to happen until they pay out millions of $$ in lawsuits...

The course concentrated on spotting and reporting abuse. Despite how sad this subject is, one of the pages was funny to me, maybe because it exposes their middle class, suburbia biases:

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