Mandolin had a suggestion I’d like to highlight and get some input on:
Andrea Dworkin/Germaine Greer/someone else said something complicated, and I have a reductionist summary of that which comes out to “men hate women” / “all sex is rape” / “something else catchy” … why am I wrong? Only, competently stated.
The competent concise statement is always the tricky part, but I though while I’m working up to that some links to specific debunkings would be useful. Here’s my favourite for debunking the “MacKinnon/Dworkin said all sex is rape” myth.
RadGeek (Geekery Today): Misquotation in Media: Catharine MacKinnon never, ever, ever, ever said “All heterosexual intercourse is rape.” Ever. Ever. (posted 19 February 2006)
Elizabeth Anderson, in a post quoted by RadGeek, said this:
Here’s a measure of how much a group is despised: how much malicious absurdity can one ascribe to its members and still be taken as a credible source on what they say and do?
So what’s your unfavourite piece of malicious absurdity and what are your favourite debunkings of malicious absurdities about feminism?