Brendan O’Neill: ‘The hysteria over trolls is a classic moral panic’

My thanks to GM for pointing me to a timely and strong piece by Brendan O’Neill for the online publication he edits, Spiked:

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the_hysteria_over_trolls_is_a_classic_moral_panic/#.UgJnIt5wavF

Brendan wrote another piece we posted not long ago, ‘John Locke v Harriet Harman’. John Locke won, you’ll be relieved to learn.

 

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • When you say “John Locke won” I assume you mean Harriet Harpy’s plans to “close the loophole” that is essentially freedom of association have been rejected? Please tell me that is true.

    • I meant more that Locke’s arguments trounced Harman’s, as we’d expect. But to be fair, Donald Duck’s arguments would trounce any arguments ever put forward by Mad Hattie.

      • You would think an enlightened thinker would win wouldn’t you? But I don’t consider feminism to be an enlightened movement. Maybe it was in the ’60s but it’s now dogmatic, like a religion and we all remember when religion opened enlightenment with open arms…

      • I agree. True to its Marxist roots, feminism is a Godless religion, with feminists the supreme beings, who must be worshipped. Adherents hold to the ‘the one true faith’ no matter how many facts you throw at them proving what they believe to be true is DEMONSTRABLY wrong. I can’t recall having even one rational argument with a militant / gender feminist in the four years I’ve been engaged with feminism and its consequences full-time. Feminists genuinely see any challenging as being a sign of misogyny. Saves them from engaging their brains, I guess. In my book ‘Feminism: the ugly truth’ I wrote a chapter titles, ‘Are feminists less intelligent than normal women?’ It’s one of the shortest chapters in the book.

      • Like I posted yesterday, Lewis’ Law says

        The comments on any article concerning feminism justify feminism

        How’s that for dodging the proverbial bullet. You can’t criticise what we do because by criticising us you justify.our purpose.