Women claim that the patriarchy is holding them back. What really holds them back is victim culture. Men do not want to be alone with women due to the false accusations women may levy against them. If you think this is an exaggeration, consider what happened to me today.
Months ago a woman trolled me online. She considers herself a journalist and professional writer. She Tweeted at me twice, I ignored her, and finally responded after she hit up me up a third time.
I was polite and civil. I RT’ed her criticism of me. By responding to her, she received over 100,000 views on her Twitter – a record for her.
Plus I enjoy criticism. I believe in a robust marketplace of ideas. Even when those ideas are critical of me, I retweet them. Sometimes when people criticize me, others agree, and that tends to make me reconsider my preconceived notions. Thats how the intellectual process works.
What happened next?
She falsely accused me of inciting a mob against her.
Cernovich’s delivery was impeccable: He acted as if he were doing me a favor. He didn’t say anything mean, or directly challenge what I said — and he didn’t have to. He had an army of trolls who could do it for him. Within minutes, several people were tweeting at me, demanding to know what issue I had taken with Cernovich’s article.
To her credit, she doesn’t lie and say I insulted her. Yet my own civility is used against me. If I’m nice to her, it’s still somehow a signal for people to harass her.
Without insulting me at all, he provoked dozens and dozens of people to attack me.
I don’t know Cernovich personally. I have no idea what his real personality is like outside of his blog and Twitter antics. But he’ll always exist to me as the guy who condoned my harassment just because I criticized him.
Read that again if you’re not feeling chills.
“He didn’t say anything mean.”
“Without insulting me at all.”
She admits I was nice. Even when I’m nice to women online and boost their brand, I get blamed for whatever someone else does.
We are moving towards a gender-segregated society.
On Twitter I rarely engage with women or minorities, as the “structural privilege hierarchy” / Victim Olympics means they can write articles about how I somehow incited harassment by not saying anything mean at all!
Are the Muslims right? Should men and women should be kept separate? For the protection of everyone. https://t.co/fICp977ern
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 13, 2016
Given the immense power my Twitter has to bring people new readers and views, you’d think everyone would want to spar with me, or go back-and-forth, as it’s a chance for their brands to grow.
Celebrities like Jemaine Clement have gone HARD at me, and that guy is funny. For me it was a chance to demonstrate my own skills, as he would troll me, RT my response, and continue trolling me. Attacks from influential people are an opportunity to impress your own audience while impressing his as well.
My only complaint with Twitter is that more big names don’t go after me. I welcome the conflict and drama.
When women complain about a lack of opportunity, now you have your answer. It’s not men holding you back. It’s women.
For women and men who want more from life and want to reject victim culture, read MAGA Mindset.