Argument: Polygamous husbands effectively own their wives

Issue Report: Polygamy

Supporting quotes

Carolyn Jessop, polygamy “survivor”, in an interview with Time Magazine. October 24th, 2007 – “TIME: You were 18 when you were told you were going to be the fourth wife of Merril Jessop, a 50-year-old leader of the FLDS. How did you feel?

Carolyn Jessop: I was shocked. I was devastated. I really wasn’t expecting that I’d be getting married. I didn’t want to get married. I really had my heart set on going to college. The biggest concern I had with it was that once you’re married, your husband really does own you.”