It’s been only a few days since I started engaging with American feminist David Futrelle, and he’s already losing his cool. In the words of Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army, referring to the British Army’s use of the bayonet in the Boer War:
The cold steel. They don’t like it up ’em. They do NOT like it up ’em!
It seems my public challenge of Dave Futile (Nick, thanks for the apt name) – along with a number of perfectly polite comments I left in response to his blog pieces – has made both he and his happy band of supporters… er… unhappy. He’s posted this piece asking his followers if he should ban MRAs and ‘trolls’, so I’ve left my own comments on the matter, and invite you to do likewise. At the end of the post he says he won’t be able to check the comment stream for some time, so let’s use this window of opportunity to put the cold steel up ’em.