Comments on: Portraying polygamy http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/15/portraying-polygamy/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: affinna http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/15/portraying-polygamy/comment-page-1/#comment-354381 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:17:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=34568#comment-354381 It is very unfortunate that these people who live at Rockland Ranches, are so good at deception and not more transparent. After what they have done to me and those I love, I can no longer keep my voice silent, when hearing any praise about Rockland Ranches.
People should understand that this is a community that is segregated and by that I mean each person allowed to live there must prove, prior to acceptance, that they are willing to:
1. If female, subject themselves to a COMPLETELY male dominated society, whereas the women have no rights, whatsoever, to any property, earnings or voice on any issue, because Rockland Ranches is also a Corporation, of which only male residents, are board members.
2. Your clothing, job, music and family is controlled by the corporation.
3. The corporation can take you out of your home and place you in another, or simply throw you out, all together.
Sure, they make it seem so wonderful but please be aware, things are NOT what they seem. These women and children have NO choice but to make you think everything is absolutely wonderful. If not, their husband can throw them out. With so many children to care for, that can be extremely frightening, especially out in a remote area
of the desert, where the closest town is about 30 miles away.
To put it simply, when someone comes inquiring about Rockland Ranches, it becomes “Showtime”, a lure to bring in prospective members(MONEY). My family was lured into the Rockland “trap” by all the deceit, after which, my family discovered, that everything our family was led to believe, was a fabrication.

Blessings!

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By: LDS_Anarchist http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/15/portraying-polygamy/comment-page-1/#comment-353515 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:49:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=34568#comment-353515 I’ve never been to Rockland Ranch, but I have been in email contact with someone who has lived there for awhile now. I can’t speak for the rest of the residents, but from my email communications with her, she is very open-minded, friendly and fun. Also, she has leanings towards anarchism and is open to true polygamy (one man with multiple wives and one woman with multiple husbands.) It also sounds like her husband is considering these views. It’s too bad you didn’t meet her and get to interview her. That would have made for a much more interesting story.

If you get to do a follow-up interview and photo shoot, you should ask to speak to her and her husband. Maybe you could take up Enoch’s offer to come back and then mention that you heard there was an anarchist living at the Ranch. Her views don’t fit into the whole fundamentalist mold, yet her and her husband both live at that Ranch, nonetheless. Let me know if you want to get in touch with them. You can reach me at:

http://www.wireclub.com/users/cupholder

Btw, these pictures are beautiful. Great photography.

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