20+ Facts About The Amish Community You Didn't Know
The Amish community is known for being very private, and there are many people who have no idea about their lifestyle. Their beliefs are certainly stricter than other religions, especially for women, and they completely shun the modern world. We have gathered some of their rules and restrictions, and you might think they sound an awful lot like something out of the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’. Let’s find out more!
29. Women cannot say anything if they were assaulted
The first warning we’ll give you is that these rules might be upsetting to read. The Amish community seems to have a lot of repression towards women, and the worst part of it is that you cannot talk about it. In fact, there are many girls in the community that don’t feel safe around their own people. If something awful happens to them, the church will shun the girl - not the assailant - for saying something.
This is because the church will always favor the man. Therefore, more often than not, women and girls will keep quiet and remain powerless. This might not sound that surprising because women are often overlooked when they try to report rape in other societies, and there’s a huge argument regarding abortion. However, most won’t get shunned from their loved ones for trying to speak up.
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