Oh, I’m sure that neither group thinks itself much like the other. But they are alike in a very important respect. Most feminists and most fundamentalist christians screen out dissent. If they have a blog that would normally allow open discussion through comments, they will be “pending approval” or comments will be disallowed altogether. Now, I say “most.” There are exceptions in both instances. But my observation from personal examination is that those exceptions are very rare.
These are groups that know they are spinning illusions. They do not want to take the risk of their followers hearing convincing dissent. Whenever anyone pre-screens comments so that no one will hear what he does not want them to hear, it indicates that his position is so weak that it cannot stand up to dissent and that he wants to support a lie. Now, I will note another possibility. When I first set up my WordPress account, I did not notice that it defaulted to prescreening. I don’t know why it defaulted to that. But I fixed it in a hurry. But many of the host sites default to the comments being open. And yet you will still see that comments require approval or are blocked altogether.