eseld

            “  𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕠𝕝𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕚𝕤 𝕨𝕒𝕥𝕔𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘… “

ʸᵒᵘ ᵇᵘⁱˡᵈ ʸᵒᵘʳ ʷᵃˡˡˢ
ᵗʰᵉⁿ ᵇʳᵉᵃᵏ ᵗʰᵉᵐ ᵃʷᵃʸ
ᶜᵃᵘˢᵉ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ⁱˢ ʷʰᵃᵗ ⁱᵗ ᵗᵃᵏᵉˢ.
ʸᵒᵘ ˢᵃᵛᵉᵈ ʸᵒᵘʳˢᵉˡᶠ.
ʸᵒᵘ ᶠᵒᵘⁿᵈ ʷʰᵒ ʸᵒᵘ ᵃʳᵉ,
ᵃⁿᵈ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ⁿᵉᵛᵉʳ ᵍᵒᵉˢ ᵃʷᵃʸ.

(Happy Heart Day @pinchitosmcpupas​! I’m really happy I got to start talking with ya. I really do enjoy the conversations we have OvO I hope you have a great day and be full of Cheesy Miraak V-day cards ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)   )

{ Pose was referenced from 3A }

#Let Me Get This Straight: All My Faith's Been Wasted, Wasted
  • Alex: [cites Wikipedia as a source]
  • Alex: [uses term "butthurt sophists" non-ironically]
  • Alex: [argues against strawmen and is bad at even that]
  • Alex: [blocks everyone who provides any substantial disagreement or rebuttal]
  • Alex: [constantly goes on unbacked, generalization-filled rants about people on the other side]
  • Alex: [actively lies during those rants]
  • Alex: Look, I know what I'm talking about! I'm a published scientist! An academic! LOOK AT HOW SMART I AM!
  • Me (thinking): I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or sneer.
Personal: MBAYS
  • MRA-critical Feminist/Feminist-Critical non-MRA Egalitarian
  • Makes a point of trying to sound smart, even at the expense of understanding/Tries to sound less smart than he is, in the interests of understanding
  • Flashes her credentials around all the time/Doesn’t talk about his cred, prefers to let his words speak for themselves. (Barring the frequent recollections of things some SJW or another said or did, grandpa-style.)
  • Proud/Has significant self-esteem issues
  • Spends most time ranting about strawmen and ad hominems/Spends most of time on actual facts and evidence
  • Refuses to debate people she strawmans/Is willing to discuss and debate things with people he disagrees with
  • Doesn’t back up most claims/Has extensive collection of sources and tries not to claim anything he can’t support
  • White (?) Woman/Black Man
  • Lacking in self-awareness/Is extremely self-aware
  • Regularly uses logical fallacies, even after being criticized for them/Tries to avoid fallacies, points out when he’s using them for rhetorical/satirical purposes
  • Actively lies/Is honest, makes a point out of saying when he doubts his memory or knowledge
  • Doesn’t admit being wrong/Has an #I Was Wrong tag to keep himself humble
  • Insists opponents are invariably wrong/Admits that many feminists have reasonable points
  • Divides sides into black and white, Us vs. Them/Acknowledges shades of grey, regularly points out that some people are both Us and Them at the same time. Or neither.
  • Blocks people for showing her up and/or just disagreeing with her/Doesn’t really block people unless they really, really upset him. Or they’re just plain nuts.
  • Takes everything seriously. / Frequently sardonic
  • Mostly posts original “old man yells at cloud”  content / Mostly posts reblogs and responses

Folks, I’m pretty sure #eseld is my evil counterpart.

โ€ฆitโ€™s reeeeeeeeeeally obnoxious when I spent 15 or 20 minutes writing something, editing it (roughly, I admit), and making well thought-out entries about feminism and the MRM when MRAs are only going to respond in the following manner:
[…]
2. Ask me questions that have absolutely no substance and are just rhetorical hogwash.
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Apparently, asking rhetorical questions is illogical, now.

Also, I’m pretty sure that a rhetorical question needs to have some sort of substance by definition. It’s like she couldn’t decide which rationalization to use, so she went with both, without thinking about whether it’d make any sense.