Doctor Fran Fisher is one rather unusual sexologist, since her resumé also includes two years of study… as a nun, as sister Jane Frances de Chantal. She concluded that experience aged twenty, when common human instincts convinced her to escape the convent toward a secular life in the United States. She however needed two more decades to join the dots and realize that, maybe, the sexual lives of nuns aren’t exactly normal, nor healthy.
Moved by scientific spirit, Fisher tracked down and interviewed 28 more women who left the veil behind, and collected their stories in the book In the name of god, why?. The result is all but pornographic, yet horrifically perverse, since it shows – for the umpteenth time – how Catholic religion is an organization founded on the systematic abuse of vulnerable people for the profit of a male elite protected by their cosplay dresses.
«Most of the women I interviewd come from strictly observant families which demonize sexuality, often with alcoholic, violent or incestuous fathers» says the author. «A lot of them describe the convent as a safe haven, but the inside is something different where sexual abuse by other nuns and male priests are common. The latter inculcate the concept of “obedience” in these withdrawn girls educating them to keep silent about unequal relationships considered “necessary” for the men, repressing their victims’ normal sexuality. Running away from life has a high cost on the long term: the church shouldn’t allow it to happen.»
Suggested reading while you wait for the Vatican to allow the trial of thousands of pedophile priests, give its riches to the poor or, at the least, begin paying taxes.