Inside a secretive group where women are branded - 2017-10-18
Last March, five women gathered in a home near here to enter a secret sisterhood they were told was created to empower women.
To gain admission, they were required to give their recruiter — or "master," as she was called — naked photographs or other compromising material and were warned that such "collateral" might be publicly released if the group's existence were disclosed.
Sarah Edmondson, one of the participants, said she had been told she would get a small tattoo as part of the initiation. But she was not prepared for what came next.