My religious beef with Oprah

On the RD Blog: The Devil’s Advocate, I discuss Oprah’s interview with FLDS girls that aired on her talk show earlier this week, and why I hated it:

Oprah’s interview with Betty, an FLDS woman who was taken from the YFZ Ranch by her mother when she was 16 and who moved back to the Ranch when she was 18, highlights this part of the dominant narrative on religious women. Betty states that her mother assumes she is “brainwashed”, but she says she “rejoined FLDS because she wanted to return to her old life, family and religion.”