Summary: He, under the handle “terroja”, deliberately tries to trigger a rape victim by telling zir that zhe deserved/deserves to be raped that he would rape people, and then winges about being called out on his cruel behavior.
After the Shit Reddit Says brigade poured in to point out that this comment does, in fact, make him a horrible person, he proceeded to post a whiny, self-pitying video log about how much they hurt his feelings, and how it’s futile to argue with feminists. What follows is Lynnea’s trace of the thread from its inception.
I understand that it’s been pulled now, but much of it has been preserved with screen shots.
So, TJ, The Amazing Atheist has had a violent clash against feminists.
But because you’re already used to regarding people who react badly to racism as “hypersensitive,” when you get even more of those negative reactions you just shift further in the direction of blaming them. It’s also, apparently, a regular hangout for TJ Kincaid, the self-styled “Amazing Atheist.” If you’re not familiar with him, I forwarded a video about how much he hates feminism to Godless Bitches, who then did an excellent job of picking it apart in episode 2.2.
This morning I woke up to find that my wife Lynnea had been kept awake from an early hour with Someone Is Wrong on the Internet Syndrome, after discovering a Mens Rights thread TJ started via Shit Reddit Says.
I’ll be posting her compiled explanation of what went down, but first here’s my summary, and you’ll see why I was motivated to come up with this Dunning-Kruger effect on bigots.
TJ, going under the handle “terroja,” made a casual wisecrack about raping another poster named Lorrdernie with his fist.
I’m developing a bit of a theoretical framework in my head about people who are used to making horrifying generalizations about groups of people and their behaviors. The theory is that the more horrible you are, the more you lose the capacity to understand your own horribleness.
Let me lay this out in general terms before I get specific.
Let’s say you’re “a little bit racist.” Over a long period of time where you casually drop slightly racist remarks into your conversations all the time, occasionally people will call you out on this behavior, i.e., “Hey man, that’s kind of racist.” Cognitive dissonance being what it is, you start building defense mechanisms against the people who call you out.
“Geez, there sure are a lot of Most likely you hang out with people who share your points of view, who are likely to be more racist than the general public, and the window of acceptable speech appears to drift in the direction of more racism. “When did the world get so blasted Such appears to be the case with the Men’s Rights subreddit, an incredibly vile community of proudly self-congratulatory misogynists who are regularly featured on Shit Reddit Says and Man Boobz.