Inside the ultra-conservative Christian cult Gloriavale where women’s lives are strictly controlled and they have no contact with the outside world!

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Cooking, cleaning and making babies: Inside the ultra-conservative Christian cult Gloriavale where women’s lives are strictly controlled and they have no contact with the outside world!

  • Gloriavale: A Woman’s Place examines life inside the isolated community

  • Community of about 500 live near Haupiri, on New Zealand’s South Island

  • Women do daily household chores before they are elevated to role of wife

  • Expected to accept marriage proposals when men approach with flowers 

  • Men do more physical chores like building and working in factories  

  • Marriages are arranged by community leaders for members as young as 12 

A documentary has revealed what life is like for women inside a controversial Christian community in New Zealand, whose members are completely segregated from the outside world. Gloriavale: A Woman’s Place is about a woman’s role in the community of about 500 who live near Haupiri, on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The documentary, which aired on television in New Zealand in July, looks at Gloriavale’s openly submissive female community members and their day-to-day roles, reported the NZ Herald.

Couple Dove Love (left) and Watchful Steadfast (right) are featured in the documentary, which examines the role of women in Gloriavale, a strict Christian community in New Zealand which is cut off from the rest of the world 

It’s the latest in a series of films made about isolated community by director and producer Amanda Evans and filmed by her husband Ivars Berzins. It examines life inside the male-dominated society, where women are given kitchen and laundry duties while men do more physical work like building or working in factories. Community members have barely any contact with the outside world, their access to media and the internet is restricted, they are only allowed to eat and wear certain things, marriages are arranged by community leaders and if people decide to leave they are ex-communicated.

Watchful Steadfast,17, (right) is seen proposing to Dove Love, 22, (left) with a bunch of flowers. Marriages are arranged by community leaders and women are expected to accept the offer

The couple is married and they exchange vows - where the woman promises to submit to the man and the man vows to be a leader

Afterwards, they embrace before being carried to a consummation room where they are expected to lose their virginities

 

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