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Let our intern take you on a quick dive into the facts of the 1972 landmark Yoder case, where she’ll explain key legal terms and introduce you to the main characters and their roles.
Being patriarchal and exclusionary in structure, today’s practicing Amish society fundamentally prevents women from leading financially and educationally successful lives. Read on to see how this affects you and your loved ones, not just Amish.
Instead of a word that would magically bring us success, Lisa and I made a pact that we’d hold each other accountable.
Watching the ball drop. New Year’s resolutions. Word of the year. Good luck food. None of those things are Amish tradition.
Leaving a covenant religion is like fleeing your country. We can see this clearly among the Amish, because outsiders often refer to Amish communities as ‘Amish country’ and the founder of AHF even identifies as an “American refugee”.
This is Tool #5 out of 5. On a cold, overcast January morning, I got off the train and walked into a ketamine clinic in Lower Manhattan. My expectations were low. So low, in fact, that I was getting the treatment just to cross it off my list as another thing that didn’t work.
Ensuring the safety of children and adult victims of abuse is not persecution and should never be framed as such.
This is Tool #4 out of 5. I had to sort through my traumas every step of the way, and handwriting made it possible for me to find clues that typing simply couldn’t.
“[Amish] children must acquire Amish attitudes favoring manual work and self-reliance and the specific skills needed to perform the adult role of an Amish farmer or housewife. They must learn to enjoy physical labor.”