It's super easy to get out of a cult, at least the kind that doesn't actually murder you for doing it. Just leave. They like making it seem more difficult, but it isn't actually.A lot of the tumblr SJW/otherkin cows. I was very nearly sucked into that subculture myself--it's really toxic and oppressive, and I honestly feel sorry for a lot of them because once you're in, it's almost impossible to get out again.
Mm, yeah, this was more what I meant. For me it wasn't like this--once I realised I was just like "fuck this shit I'm out" and that was that--but for some of these people, who spend all their time online and don't have any other social circle, that seems to become their whole world. I think a lot of them are there because they feel like nobody IRL likes them or listens to them, and then their buddies online are all like "you're exactly right AND ALSO EVERYONE ELSE YOU KNOW IS A TRANSPHOBIC SHITLORD so this is your only safe space! uwu" For people who are already socially isolated I think it would be very difficult to break away, even if they knew it was for their own good (as I think a lot of them do, deep down).It is physically easy but psychologically difficult
I have personally gone back to Tumblr, but I am reminded too much of my SJW phase when I go there. (I never really reblogged SJW posts, but I did agree with SJW's back in the day.)I'd have to say tumblr lolcows as well. I was thankfully too old for a lot of the dumber tumblrina antics by the time tumblr had replaced LiveJournal, so I never quite drank the kool-aid in the time I used the site. If I was my awkward depressed fifteen-year-old self here in 2015, though, I probably would fall hook line and sinker for Tumblr's anxiety-coddling identity politics shit, and that honestly kind of scares me. I used to have that spoiled entitled attitude that a lot of tumblrinas have, and the obsession with fantasy and trying to be something fictional because real life wasn't satisfying and I ~always felt different~. I even had a proto-SJW phase back before tumblr when the movement was smaller and slightly less crazy, but I thankfully snapped out of it when a) I realized that my bullshit was making me even more of an outcast and b) I went to college and was forced to grow up a bit.
I'm starting to see friends of mine who are still on tumblr gradually become more tumblr-esque and social justice-ey, even people I used to laugh at that shit with. Every time I consider trying tumblr again I hesistate because I remember that most of the people I used to follow I probably wouldn't want to follow any more.