Saturday, November 10, 2007

This illustrates my point better than I could.

In a recent comment section I said that comparisons between the recent Wizard cover blurb and segregation based on the "Continuum of oppression" fell under the "Slippery Slope" logical fallacy.

For those of you who are curious as to exactly what is meant by "Slippery Slope Fallacy", see the second half of this post.

Also on that website is a great example of a parallel made between the Civil Rights movement and feminists who want better comics of the sort I was complaining about earlier.


  1. wuh???? So, basically, the gist of his argument is:

    "All you do is rage and call names and try to browbeat people into submission. You're ridiculous, and over the top, and nobody will listen to you that way. Why can't you be fair and reasonable like me!

    You remind me of wife beaters.
    And therefore, if people listen to you, they'll be like battered women!

    No, I'm not saying those two things are EQUIVALENT, you philistines! I'm just saying they're alike in their motivations!"

    Oh Wow!

    It's... It's just beautiful...

    There's gotta be some sort of headdesk award for that...

  2. I look forward to seeing the inevitable explanation as to why calling someone an "asshole" online is equivalent to hurling a Molotov cocktail through his bedroom window.

  3. Whoa. Nothing to say to his rantings but - whoa.

    Oh, and did you notice that James Meeley is playing Number One Long-Winded Patronizing Dittohead in the responses...? ::headpalm!::

    Tim Liebe
    Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce - we'll be at Darkovercon Thanksgiving weekend! :)

  4. The wife-beater analogy is even lamer than that other painfully inept analogy he made a few weeks ago about how feminist fangirls are oppressing hardworking creators.

    Once again, he's blaming someone for hitting back. For reacting angrily to something that's obviously of a nature to piss them off. He keeps truncating the cause and effect, basically ignoring cause... but I guess that's the only way he can "prove" his "points." If you leave out half the equation, they almost make sense.

    Also, he obviously deliberately chose the wife-beater comparison in order to push some buttons. Next, it'll be rapist. If he can equate a feminist with the things she or he hates, then he can shame them into silence... I guess is his tactic here.

    What's also funny is this counter-revolution movement of which he, James Meeley and Rational Madman are apparently spearheading began with attempting to prove the feminist side wrong, and when that failed they switched over to this current tactic of trying to enforce the kind of language someone can use in the argument... failing miserably enough to have to resort to shameless attempts to generate attention, like that post title... which was infinitely more interesting than the dribble that followed it.

    I mean if you don't agree with the basic premise of feminism, why does it matter how that premise is expressed? Other than just one more overweening attempt to control the conversation and dictate the terms because he can't change the facts?

    Yes, evidently a feminist must be nice at all times and never raise her voice (or his for that matter) no matter how many times modern culture tries to slap her down, but Anon A Mouse is free to torture the hell out of any analogy he wishes, to the point of rendering himself completely nonsensical.

  5. For some reason, these two recent Shortpacked comics remind me of something. But what?

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  7. To the troll identified as RMM: I have deleted your comment for insulting other commenters.

    Its what I do.