Thursday, July 10, 2014

Making Shit Up: Dr. Nerdlove On 'Crazy' Edition


Everybody knows you don't go full SJW...

It's very easy to gerrymander and cherry-pick until you can wring a wee drop of plausibility out of almost any thesis.

It's not that everything Nerdlove says is completely's rather that he is radically exaggerating the strength of his evidence (such as it is), blatantly ignoring counterexamples and other contrary evidence, and drawing a ridiculously overblown conclusion.

This nutty SJW stuff I've been whining about is worth ridiculing, IMO, in part because it is beginning to find expression outside of e.g. Tumblr.

Just to cut to one part of the chase and stop wasting time on this, Nerdlove writes that, when men say that a woman was acting crazy:
...what we’re really saying is: “She was upset, and I didn’t want her to be.”
But that simply isn't true.

I have no doubt that sometimes that's what men are really doing. Nor that sometimes that's what women are doing when the tables are turned. There even may be some weak tendency for men to do it more--we don't know, because we don't have numbers on this. All we have are the Rorschach-blotty impressions of people like Nerdlove, who are already strongly predisposed to believe this sort of thing. (And: notoriously predisposed to exaggerate this kind of thing...)


No, this is not what "we" are "really doing"

It's what some me are (we guess) really doing sometimes.

And, hey, news flash: if you do that, you are an asshole.

No, wait...'asshole' is a word more often used to describe it's a "gendered slur"



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