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TERFs, cult like behaviour 

Mildly interesting account of the current organised TERF movement, by a former participant:

pinknews.co.uk/2020/05/17/terf

TERFs, cult like behaviour 

I suspect the cult-like aspects come from what consciousness-raising groups turn into under a siege mentality. In particular, they think their job is to rescue victims and they want the “victims” they’re “rescuing” to play the part. (See also: that Medium piece on TERFs and trans men.)

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TERFs, cult like behaviour 

(I can also remember Laurie Penny saying she was nearly recruited by a similar sounding group of lesbian feminists early in her career as a journalist, which would have been sometime around 2012? The culture was there before it became all about transphobia.)

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TERFs, cult like behaviour 

@ghost_bird I feel badly for this vulnerable woman recruited into a cult. Obviously she did do harm during her time, but speaking out is brave and I hope others see this and follow her out of the movement.

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