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Around a year ago on this forum, someone made a thread about the latest Anita Sarkeesian "controversy"
they explained that if you watched this reasoned and well-made rebuttal video, you'd see how we should all be vehemently anti-Anita
so against my better judgement, I indulged the man (I am assuming they were a man because, well, come on) and opened the video
in a section I jumped to, the faceless narrator pulled a clip of Anita saying that the damsel in distress trope is an example of objectification of women, and he said - I am paraphrasing only a little - "So if my girlfriend is kidnapped, I shouldn't try and rescue her because that would be objectifying her?!?!? YOU'RE INHUMAN ANITA," with that last bit said over footage of the velociraptor from Jurassic Park attacking a child
I pointed out this piece of intellectual dishonesty to the person in the thread, and their response was - and this is a direct quote - "He was building up to or illustrating a point and you just skipped around, it doesn't work that way, ever."
At which point I realised it was pointless to try and engage these people on rational terms, because rationality has completely left their cognizance. As we have seen time and time again, you can bring facts, logic, any amount of evidence, and they will ignore it because it doesn't fit their extremely specific view of the issue.