There’s some serious projecting going on right there. I’ve tried to speak to you openly and plainly. I’ve supported everything I’ve said with science and data. I was simply trying to inject a little precision into your whilly-nilly made up theory and then to point out the holes in your fatuous rebuttals. You then proceeded to act like a rabid animal, foaming at the mouth about the evil feminists, meanwhile referring to yourself as one and accusing me of a whole bunch of positions that I’ve never taken and things I’ve never said. It’s been fairly bizarre.

I don’t care about “isms.” I care about people. I don’t see the need to engage in tribal rhetoric. When I say to you things like, “The fact that men are also victims of crime/assault/rape does not mean that we shouldn’t talk about the women who are. We should talk about the men ALSO!” you respond as if I’ve said the exact opposite. You start addressing “feminists” who aren’t even present and lumping me in with them. You said, “My point is and always has been that women, especially feminists, need to listen to men instead of inventing excuses to treat them with the same sexism they treat us with.” Isn’t that what I just said? Why are you arguing with me about that when I’ve just stipulated to your position? Because you are more interested in foaming at the mouth than having an actual discussion.

This is why I really enjoy talking with and debating Jennifer, because she doesn’t do that. We get to actually trade ideas and positions in a sane and civil manner. What a concept? You should try it some time……….

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