The Profess-Hers Podcast

Cults and Women | 48

October 30, 2020

In our third (!) Halloween episode, we discuss cults - how they affect women, how they work, and historical and modern American cults. 

What do silverware, self-help groups, and science fiction actors have to do with cults? You’ll find out!

Misty discusses the Oneidas - their surprising beliefs on gender roles and their dangerous approach to communal living. Allegra shares an overview of how Keith Raneire built NXIVM on misogyny. 

Whether it’s a doomsday cult or a utopia gone wrong, cults are dangerous, sometimes especially for women. 

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Profess-Hers is presented by Misty, a History professor, and Allegra, an English professor, both of whom are here for having a serious, fun conversation about looking at literature, history, current events, pop culture, and media through a feminist lens.

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Profess-Hers is written and created by Allegra Davis Hanna and Misty Wilson-Mehrtens. We produce the show ourselves, with help from Austin Haynes.

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