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More Feminist Tumblr Stupidity

Posted on | June 22, 2016 | 7 Comments

Here is a classic in the annals of bad logic:

I’ve never met a self-identified men’s rights activist in real life and I’m guessing that’s due to any combination of the following reasons:
1. They realize that their passionate crusade against a fictitious version of feminism doesn’t hold up outside of their Reddit/4chan/meme troll internet culture of mostly male aggression/entitlement, so if they bring it up in person they really can’t just attack anyone who points out “hey that’s pretty fucked up” without the personal displacement of a keyboard and back up from other members of the environment that nurtures the toxicity
2. They just don’t go outside and interact with the actual social current buzzing around them while they complain about feminists and SJWs online
3. God loves me and is actively keeping them away from me

Where to begin? First, feminists hate God:

It was Mary Daly who celebrated the feminist movement as “the Second Coming of female presence not only as Antichrist but also as Antichurch,” as a “rising woman-consciousness” to destroy the “Christocentric cosmos.” Mary Daly was an influential professor, so if she declared feminism to be the Antichrist, who am I to disagree?

If the Tumblr feminist thinks God is doing her favors, she must be under the influence of “strong delusion” (II Thessalonians 2:11-12), as feminists generally are. If God is keeping “men’s rights activists” (MRAs) away from a feminist, it’s because he is doing the MRAs a favor.

As for the claim that MRAs “just don’t go outside and interact,” I’d wager $100 that most MRAs have a more active social life than the typical Tumblr feminist who fills her blog with angry rage because the producers of an obscure cable TV show killed a lesbian character.

If we can exclude from our theories (a) divine intervention and (b) the stereotype of MRAs as basement-dwelling geeks with no social life, this brings us to (c) the characterization of MRAs as engaged in a “passionate crusade against a fictitious version of feminism doesn’t hold up.” In other words, the Tumblr feminist believes MRAs are fearful, or intellectually incapable, of engaging in real-life arguments with actual feminists. This is also likely a mistaken belief. More likely, MRAs are wise enough to simply to avoid feminists. Most women are not feminists, certainly not of the batshit-crazy Third Wave SJW Queer Feminist type who congregate on Tumblr. Avoiding mentally ill women with facial piercings, tattoos and strange hairstyles is much easier in real life than it is on feminist Tumblr. There are still plenty of sane heterosexual women in the real world, even on college campuses, so why would any intelligent man waste time talking to the kind of angry tattooed weirdos who major in Gender Studies?

 

Every feminist believes that men are hopelessly stupid, and that men are therefore incapable of rationally pursuing their self-interest. Despite their talk about “equality,” every feminist is arrogantly convinced of her own intellectual and moral superiority to all men. The only way a feminist ever looks at a man is down, and her hateful anti-male prejudice is readily apparent to any man who is unfortunate enough to encounter her.

It’s not hard to detect a feminist, even if she doesn’t advertise herself with “The Deliberate Ugliness of Feminism.” A general attitude of paranoid hostility toward men is one common trait of feminists, who radiate an aura of fear and hate. If, however, a man ignores these signals and engages in a conversation with a feminist, he will notice her tendency to employ condescending sarcasm toward him, conveying her belief that he is an inferior unworthy of respect. Most men are smart enough to cut short a conversation with any woman who exhibits the characteristic arrogance of a feminist, but if he isn’t shrewd enough read the initial signals and walk away, he will regret it. Sooner or later, her irrational anti-male rage will be turned against him. I’ve explained how this works:

Feminism provides an analytical framework within which almost any aspect of male behavior can be viewed as “problematic” — yet another example of misogyny, “male entitlement,” etc. — so that every man the feminist encounters is viewed as a suspect, a likely perpetrator of sexism, and she is a detective on the case, gathering evidence to indict him. . . .
All men are her moral inferiors, the feminist believes, but the evidence of their inferiority can be difficult to find, because their sexism is not always overt. There are subtle shades and degrees of sexism, and the feminist injustice collector becomes an expert at detecting the tiniest bits of evidence, like a forensic investigator scrutinizing a murder scene for latent fingerprints and microscopic traces of DNA.
This suspicious mentality, rooted in an attitude of profound resentment toward males, is apt to metastasize into dangerous irrationality.

All men are bad and everything a man says or does is always wrong — this is the basic core of feminist belief. This is why feminist rhetoric is an endless monologue of insulting accusations against men, who are generally demonized and scapegoated, blamed for everything wrong in the world — objectification, harassment, “rape culture,” etc. This is the psychological warfare tactic of Kafkatrapping:

One very notable pathology is a form of argument that, reduced to essence, runs like this: “Your refusal to acknowledge that you are guilty of {sin racism, sexism, homophobia, oppression…} confirms that you are guilty of {sin, racism, sexism, homophobia, oppression…}.” I’ve been presented with enough instances of this recently that I’ve decided that it needs a name. I call this general style of argument “kafkatrapping” . . .
The aim of the kafkatrap is to produce a kind of free-floating guilt in the subject, a conviction of sinfulness that can be manipulated by the operator to make the subject say and do things that are convenient to the operator’s personal, political, or religious goals. Ideally, the subject will then internalize these demands, and then become complicit in the kafkatrapping of others.

Once you learn to spot this tactic, you refuse to be intimidated by it, and feminists are apt to respond with apoplectic fits of shrieking fury. Most guys don’t want to waste time playing these games, and the far easier thing to do is simply to avoid feminists. That’s probably why the Tumblrina was ranting about never meeting an MRA in real-life. Maybe she has, and just doesn’t know it, because as soon as they spotted her as a feminist, they shunned her. This is what I’ve advised men to do:

Never talk to a feminist.
Guys: Learn to take a hint. Learn to walk away.
If a woman tells you she is a feminist, say nothing and walk away.
No feminist wants to hear what a man has to say, and life is too short to waste your time taking to feminists. Just walk away.
Leave feminists alone, and then they can complain about that.

Feminism is an express train to Crazy Cat Lady Land.





 


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