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661: But That's What Happened

661: But That's What Happened

Update: 2018-11-11122
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Stories of women in unsettling situations. When they try to explain what’s wrong, they’re told that they don’t understand—that there’s nothing unsettling about it.
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Bjørn Håvard Bakken

It's incredible to me the things some people give themselves license to do if they think they have a god on their side. And then you add around them a whole system of acceptance, normalization and social control - aka a religious community - and it is only a matter of time before kids are violated in one way or another. I know; this is an old, trite anti-religious argument that's made by non-religious people like me all the time, but it just seems to be confirmed over and over again.

Jan 7th
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Annie Wallin

Part 1 was horrifying to me. I grew up in Utah, but not Mormon, and I thought I knew a lot about the Church... I was wrong! And I suspect there's plenty more still to learn. Although I knew about the law of chastity, my LDS friends never told me about worthiness interviews or bishop confessions, and honestly, why would they? I'm not in any way surprised that they exist, it's just one more insidious tool in their toolbox of control. My heart goes out to any person haunted by their experiences with this practice and everyone who deserves to hear, but didn't get, an acknowledgement of wrongdoing from that PR rep. I hope it is yet forthcoming!

Dec 31st
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Tom Upton

Fucking religion takes the fun out of everything.

Dec 24th
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Nicole Sokol

Out of curiosity regarding the pelvic exams.. How are prostate exams learned? Surely on anesthetized men as well?

Nov 12th
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Rae

Nicole Sokol paid instructors who let's us practice on them, we had the same situation with female instructors for pelvic and breast exams

Nov 18th
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Laila Escareno

Gromit Lauriello omg. They used their own bodies. To be a fly on the wall during that lesson.

Nov 15th
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Keith Betton

As a former Catholic, listening to the LDS question segment was both shocking and relatable. My ideas on sex was in part shaped by my Catholic faith. I personally believe your personality and take on your beliefs shape your views on life.

Nov 12th
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Keith Betton

Keith Betton I also wanted to comment on the second part too. As a patient of teaching hospital, I had students observe me after a surgery. I had a catheter dip attached to me and it was quite embarrassing, so I can imagine what those women must think. I understand the need for learning but consent is important.

Nov 12th
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661: But That's What Happened

661: But That's What Happened

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