International Journal of Coercion, Abuse, and Manipulation (IJCAM)

Vol. 1, pp. 73-93 (2020). First Published, January 30, 2020. REPRINT. DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190927097.001.0001

Global Violence of Women in Cults (reprint)

Doni Whitsett and Natasha Post Rosow


Women’s voices have been silenced throughout history. Nowhere is this more evident than in malevolent groups, also known as “cults,” in which women and girls are exploited and forced into submission for the pleasure of men intent on power and control. Their agendas result in violence toward women, whose human rights and safety are often compromised. This chapter describes the plight of women in these groups.