Pedophiles, Cancel Culture, and How Extremism Took Root in the Activist Left

  • Monitoring and controlling a person’s behavior, such as who they spend time with or how they spend money.
  • Threatening a person’s safety, property, or loved ones
  • Isolating a person from family, friends, and acquaintances
  • Demeaning, shaming, or humiliating a person
  • Extreme jealousy, accusations, and paranoia
  • Delivering constant criticism
  • Regular ridicule or teasing
  • Making acceptance or care conditional on a person’s choices
  • Refusing to allow a person to spend time alone
  • Thwarting a person’s professional or personal goals
  • Instilling self-doubt and worthlessness
  • Gaslighting: making a person question their competence and even their basic perceptual experiences.

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Robert B. Marks is a writer, editor, and researcher. His pop culture work has appeared in places like Comics Games Magazine.

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Robert B. Marks

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Robert B. Marks is a writer, editor, and researcher. His pop culture work has appeared in places like Comics Games Magazine.

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