When I left the Mormon church several years ago, I didn't give much explanation to my family and friends. I still do not desire to have my life be open for debate for others, but I am willing to help others in the Mormon church and out of the church understand why I left.
One of the things I said is that the church is not a good place for women. One thing I have not told many people is that I was raped as a teenager. I was raped by an active LDS teenage boy. I reported this to my bishop. As was standard practice 25 years ago, my bishop held me responsible for the actions of the young man. I was dis fellowshipped.
I only realize now, many years later and talking with other rape victims, that it was not my fault, I did not do anything wrong, I did resist and tell him to stop, and that was all that was required of me at the time. The Mormon church taught at the time that I was supposed to give up my life rather than allow the rape to continue and because I continue to live, I am partly responsible for his actions.
The Mormon church is Not Good for Women.