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A new Netflix documentary has people reeling on social media and feeling that it is the real-life version of The Handmaid's Tale.
Keep Sweet: Prey and Obey is a new true crime documentary about the Yearning for Zion Ranch (YFZ) a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) community and its leader, Warren Jeffs.
The documentary highlights the criminal case against Jeffs as women recount the abuse they endured at the hands of Jeffs and other men in the FLDS community at YFZ.
Many Keep Sweet: Prey and Obey viewers have noted how similar the rules within the community were to that of the fictional series The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
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As Fundamentalist Mormons, women in the community were raised to believe they must serve their husbands and obey all commands without complaints.
Not only were women oppressed but Jeffs abused his power as leader of the community by marrying underage girls and assigning wives to husbands even if they were related or underage.
Throughout the documentary, many women speak about the harsh circumstances they faced in the community, how they survived, and how Jeffs eventually faced conviction for his crimes.
\u201cHave yall watched the Keep Sweet: Prey and Obey docu on Netflix yet because I genuinely could not SLEEP after watching it i was so disturbed\u201d
In The Handmaid's Tale, an extremist religious movement begins to take over the US and dictate how women are treated in society, assigning them to specific roles such as being the woman who gives birth to a wealthy family's baby, after she is raped by the man of the house.