A straw man is a logical fallacy based on the misrepresentation of an opponent’s argument. To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument.
Transgender Women and their Helpful Allies DEPEND ON the straw man specifically with regard to arguing against “Cathy Brennan.” I generally do not engage straw man “arguments” because it’s a dishonest tactic.
It is very easy for me to continue to dismiss “my critics” (this is a GENEROUS WORD I AM USING) when none of you can be bothered to engage with what I believe, what I have written, or what I have said.
I understand that Transgender Activists do their level best to suppress my original arguments. They have to – they have nothing else.
That you fight Straw Men is “your problem.” It is not mine.
I do not answer to your words, I do not respond to your terms, I will not embrace your definitions.
You are fighting a battle with yourselves.
Since I seem to have endless trouble using wordpress to comment, let me comment here! I loved the Bandwagon graphic you put up at GIW — it says everything about the world we humans have created. And I thought your comments regarding Sarkeesian (sp?) were very good. “End of discussion” is an arrogant comment worthy of a very entitled and privileged male.
The graphic is from here: https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/
I’m sad to say that I was told the horrors of mythical “Cathy Brennan” from other trans people years before I was ever exposed to questioning gendered social roles or sex-based classes and privilege (we’re special snowflakes, so normal privilege doesn’t apply to us, of course).
I don’t mean to intone that you have any responsibility towards us, but for whatever it’s worth, you have gotten through to some of us.
Thanks for actually engaging, that is great.
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