Any chance you could link to stuff about radfems/terfs being a cult bc I’m super interested but couldn’t figure out the right search terms to find it on your blog. Tia!!
Here are my sources. Not all discuss only cults, but all mention similarities to cult movements and are valuable (especially for terfs who will not read them). Radfem = terf. As an intersectional feminist, my most important takeaway is that because of their own insecurity and obsession with "biology", including race," radfems aka terfs don't understand intersectionality, no matter how much they claim to, and they're fracturing and destroying feminism. I would also note that I do not explicitly consider radfems a cult, just that they use many alarming and cult-like tactics.
Conservatives find unlikely ally in fighting transgender rights: Radical feminists (stronger interest in power than integrity of morals)
Pink News Quietly Issues Retraction Over 'TERF Cult' Hit Piece (censorship and extreme control over messaging)
Whose feminism is it anyway? The unspoken racism of the trans inclusion debate (note racism, classism, and developing tiers of the "worthy" versus "less worthy")
Trauma as Terror; The Cult of ‘Radical’ Feminism
The Secret Internet of TERFs (notably "us versus them" language and delusions of persecution)
TERF wars: An introduction (note: development of their own "in-group" language and similar logic to more dangerous and cult-like sects of Christianity)
TERF wars: Adopting- then abandoning - a "cult-like" movement
Gender Critical Movement On Belief: A Podcast About Cults
The rise of anti-trans “radical” feminists, explained (note the predetermined, often parroted arguments meant to force someone to come to a certain conclusion)
How to Leave the Gender Critical Movement (this explains that the movement is basically as difficult to leave as a cult and for the same reasons)
Remembering Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘ethics of ambiguity’ to challenge contemporary divides: feminism beyond both sex and gender (note: subscribing to an unrealistic utopian vision that only some can benefit from)
The toilet debate: Stalling trans possibilities and defending ‘women’s protected spaces’ (note the desire to homogenize womanhood and limit differences between "members")
The ontological woman: A history of deauthentication, dehumanization, and violence (note: creating rhetoric that adheres to a cycle of moral fulfillment)
Three Waves of Feminism - Sage Publications (this has less to do with cults but I'm adding it for anyone who thinks radfems aren't terfs - this shows the full history and why they are now synonymous)
Pro-terf articles are opinion pieces or published by the worst conservative media. It's almost like their logic doesn't hold up in a peer-reviewed journal, huh....they have to rely on fake news.