Spiritually transmitted disease: The poison lotus

Halford was told not to Google anything about gifting circles because the many warnings on the internet just came from embittered people with "negative energy" and men putting women's work down. Her misgivings increased when the pressure came on to bring in others. 

"Recruiting" is not one of the "magic words" they were using. "There was a lot of fake terminology, quite cultish. We had to rehearse our spiel of how to invite others on those weekly calls – 'We gotta birth this, come on!' It started to feel completely wrong."