A sign that hangs in homes on the fundamentalist YFZ Ranch near Eldorado, Texas announces: "The Ones That Are Going to Survive Are the Sweetest and Purest." Given what we've discovered about the lives of FLDS women and children, I wonder what that means. Does it mean, "the most obedient" or "the most easily molded"? Does a girl get to take action to protect her sweetness and purity from the ambitions of patriarchs who want to appropriate her body, mind, and soul? Do the FLDS leaders encourage women and children to revoke their anger and desire so that they can take their power away? Or are they just trying to keep peace and order? What do you think?
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