I gave you a study by an Ivy League university that included 16,000 respondends from around the world and you completely ignored it in favor of sideways blather — as usual. I have never once said that all men are rapists or that catcalling was also a crime, and I don’t know anyone who has actually ever said that. Don’t lump me in with some imaginary “feminist” and don’t put words in my mouth. I speak for myself. And if you can’t separate out the very real crimes perpetrated against women from some kind of persecution complex you have, you are even more insecure than I thought!

The crimes against women begin in childhood and don’t ever end. That is my point (duh!) Did you go to Twitter and read some of those #firstharassed stories? I think there’s several hundred thousand of them up there. Those are not man-hating liars; those are women who were victimized starting at a young age by men, and even so, they still don’t hate men — they just want their experiences to be heard and recognized as unacceptable. If you are so hard-hearted and hard-headed that you don’t believe that hundreds of thousands of first hand stories count for anything, I can’t really change that, now can I?

I said I would block you if you started minimizing the very real damage that sexual harassment does because I’m fucking tired of that shit! It’s inhumane and unneccessary. Our wholeness does not threaten you! And I have the right to engage or not in any conversation I choose. I don’t owe you a goddam thing!

And lastly, the Peterson shit doesn’t make you look smart — quite the opposite. That man is a complete crank and fraud while taking the money of feckless wanna be alphas. He is a walking Id going around projecting his hate into the world and claiming it as truth. He contradicts himself on a regular basis and just pretty much pulls stuff out of his ass in the guise of wisdom. The fact that he (or you) would lump “feminists” into some homogenous group, meanwhile everyone else should be treated as an individual, says a lot right there about what a huge hypocrite he is. Anyone who buys into any of that is a moron who clearly can’t think for himself because if someone were thinking for themselves they’d notice all the inconsistencies and bullshit, and no, I’m not going to start listing them for you here, because I don’t have that much time on my hands, but you could start with this if you want a scholarly snapshot of my position.


Who are you punishing with all of this anyway? What was her name? Was she the one who hurt you when you were 17 or the one from later on that you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with? I don’t need the answer — in fact I am done with this conversation with you. A real conversation or debate is an actual give and take of ideas. Talking with you about this stuff is an excercise in banging my head against a wall, because no matter how much data I give you, you just skew and deflect it and turn it back around to things that are not on topic. It’s lame and I’m tired of it.

For some strange reason, I like you Nick. Maybe I see the heart that is underneath the posturing, but I’m not going to talk about this with you any longer.

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