Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Identitarians versus Universalists: a key to understanding Social Justice Warriors

What follows is essentially a footnote to Identitarians versus Universalists.

On the internet, there are people who are known ironically as "social justice warriors". Unlike history's social justice workers, who have always been universalists, the "warriors" are identitarians who seek to make a better world by using the worst tactics. They have appropriated the name of "social justice" without understanding it, and cannot grasp or do not care that their raging only hurts the causes they claim to support.

Some of them will grow wiser. Some will not. For the sake of those who will, and for the sake of those who wish to understand them, this blog is my attempt to document and analyze them.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

White Female to Male Trans People are Oppressive White Males?

My favorite of The 11 Most Politically Correct Moments on College Campuses in 2014 is #5: "Students opposed a female-to-male transgender candidate for class diversity officer because he’s a white man." I keep thinking trans politics will break identitarianism. Had a white male-to-female trans woman run, would she also have been unacceptable because she had been a white man?

To be as clear as possible, I fully support everyone's right to claim the gender that makes them happy. But identitarianism breaks down when it tries to include trans people as a social identity, because identitarianism assumes you are what society sees you as, while trans people believe they are what they feel they are.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Excluded by intersectionality: Chad Chadwick

I usually restrict this series to people killed by the police, but this example of police violence is sufficiently extreme that I'm sharing it here:

Ft. Bend Police, Prosecutors Accused of Abuse in SWAT Incident - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

As Quanell X notes, ""This type of police abuse and excessive use of force and concoction of criminal charges against innocent people is not just happening to black people, its happening to white people too."

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Why don't SJWs support Basic Income?

This is my latest contender for the best article on Basic Income: How to Fix Poverty: Write Every Family a Basic Income Check.

I keep thinking SJWs don't notice Basic Income for three reasons:

1. It also helps poor white men.

2. It's practical rather theoretical.

3. It calls for working with allies in the traditional sense of the word, people who disagree with your politics but agree that Basic Income would help people in need.

Hmm. And I fear there may be another:

4. There's no insulting name to yell at your opponents. Though "Die in a fire, you anti-basic-incomer!" could work.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Muslim mocks trigger warnings, gets vandalized by SJWs - who are caught on video

The story: Vandalized: Residence of U-M Student Who Dared to Mock Trigger Warnings - Hit & Run :

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Hate-crime vandalism against conservative student

The satirical piece that outraged the vandals: Do the Left Thing | Michigan Review

The vandals changing clothes in front of a security camera:

in case I have been banned at Skepchick

UPDATE: My message escaped moderation. This pleases me.

I've been in a discussion at Why I’m Okay with Doxing | Skepchick, and to be honest, I expected to be banned early on because that's the usual SJW response to dissent, no matter how civil. My most recent comment went into moderation, which might mean I was banned, or might mean I triggered some sort of filter. In any case, here it is:
No, I don’t think race and gender are irrelevant. I’ve never said that, and I never will. I think that in a capitalist society, race and gender fit within the greater system of class, which race and gender reductionists ignore, perhaps because they’re content with their class privilege. I know of no socialists who ignore race and gender, and in the fight against those forms of oppression, socialists have always been at the front: the word “feminism” was coined by a male socialist, and Marx noted, “Labor in white skin cannot emancipate itself where it is branded in black skin.” This isn’t to say all socialists have been enlightened in racial and gender issues, but their record overall is good.
I strongly recommend one very short piece by Adolph Reed Jr.: I agree with all of it.
As for condescension, it seems rather thick on your side. Interpreting tone on the internet is often difficult.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

8 Campus Rape False Accusations

The writer assumes the UVA story is a hoax. That may be premature, but here are eight stories that may be useful for people who believe accusations of rape, like accusations of any other crime, should not be automatically believed, but should be investigated while treating both accuser and accused fairly and supportively: 8 Campus Rape Hoaxes Like UVA Rape Story | The Daily Caller

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rebecca Watson acknowledges what's been true since 2008: SJWs approve of doxxing

Why I’m Okay with Doxing | Skepchick

My take: What starts on the internet should stay on the internet.

If Watson's story of doxing Eliza Sutton is accurate, I agree with her: you can't dox people who shared their info in public posts. But I disagree with the general position of SJWs that you should dox people who annoy you.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A former SJW speaks truth to power—to the power of the cult

“Everything is problematic” | The McGill Daily: "I used to endorse a particular brand of politics that is prevalent at McGill and in Montreal more widely. It is a fusion of a certain kind of anti-oppressive politics and a certain kind of radical leftist politics. This particular brand of politics begins with good intentions and noble causes, but metastasizes into a nightmare. In general, the activists involved are the nicest, most conscientious people you could hope to know. But at some point, they took a wrong turn, and their devotion to social justice led them down a dark path. Having been on both sides of the glass, I think I can bring some painful but necessary truth to light."

I especially admire her observation that SJWs are committed to vaporware.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Why SJWs do horrible things that their community expects

Psychologists Have Uncovered a Troubling Feature of People Who Seem Nice All the Time - Mic: "Those who are described as "agreeable, conscientious personalities" are more likely to follow orders and deliver electric shocks that they believe can harm innocent people, while "more contrarian, less agreeable personalities" are more likely to refuse to hurt others."

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Excluded by intersectionality: Brenda Sewell

No charges planned in KC woman's jail death | Local News - KMBC Home: "A prosecutor has decided that no criminal charges are warranted in the death of a Missouri woman at a Kansas jail two days after she and her sister were arrested for possessing a small amount of marijuana."

How I Became A Misogynist White Supremacist Doxxing Troll, or Things about me that SJWs cannot understand, or Fisking a Mixoning, A response to SciFi Fandom's most self-righteous warriors

The claims Somerville has compiled at Will Shetterly – the Mixoning are so wild that I suspect I shouldn't bother to address them. Those who believe them will believe them, no matter what I say. People who divide humanity into identity groups are ultimately alike: A Palestinian judged by Zionists, a Jew judged by Nazis, an African-American judged by "racial realists", a woman judged by male chauvinists, and a white man judged by intersectionalists all face the presumption of guilt: the belief system of their judges requires it.

But I'm a writing fool, so what the hell.

Two general points:

Being insulted makes me laugh. When SJWs call me "Shitterly", I feel like I'm being attacked by eleven-year-olds because that's what the children of Levy County's Ku Klux Klan called me in fifth grade. Somerville's latest, "Twatterly", is especially amusing because identitarians are usually obsessed with metaphors and therefore should object to an insult based on the idea that vaginas are a mark of inferiority. Frankly, I like vaginas and most people who have them. The only insult that's ever fazed me is "racist" because I was beaten by racists for speaking up for racial equality in my childhood. But once I understood SJWs think white people are racists in the same way Southern Baptists think everyone's a sinner, and I took Project Implicit's test and found I'm among the white people who have an implicit preference for black folks, the charge of "racist" stopped bothering me.

I like to think I'm moderately intelligent, but I know I'm not cunning, so when people come up with Machiavellian motives for me, I laugh again. If I was a member of the houses of Dragaera, I'd be a Dzur. I see problems, and I attack them head-on, and sometimes that solves them, and sometimes it makes them worse. This can be especially baffling to people who never do anything in a straight-forward manner. I had noticed this in my interactions with a former friend, which inspired me to commit fanfic: "Why the Dzur Stabbed the Yendi in the Back"


Somerville starts by linking to wistfuljane | All Things Return to RaceFail, where the most extreme SJWs think Requires Hate should've gotten a pass and I should've been denounced instead. I like Wistfuljane's honesty: she admits, "I do not care for white people who...well, I would usually add some kind of qualifications here, but truly, I do not care for white people period."

Wistfuljane says, "Mixon's essay drew direct parallels to the many essays Will Shetterly (WS) publicly posted calling chromatic fans "racists" and "abusers" for being critical of racial representation in SFF or the millions of academic papers and blog posts in every fields and industries by white people detailing how chromatic people are "racists" and "abusers" for engaging in racial discourse and for wanting responsible racial representation. It's frankly triggering."

Now, just about everything is triggering to intersectionalists, so I don't doubt that part's true, but I must note that I've been "critical of racial representation in SFF" for decades. There's a reason the Feministsf Wiki said my “work features strong women characters and people of color." What I object to is the SJW love of mobbing, doxxing, and slander in the name of social justice, a concept they appropriated from people like Dorothy Day and Dom Helder Camara who believed in treating everyone with love and respect.

Wistfuljane says, "Will Shetterly has powers within the SFF field and he has used those powers to harass, stalk and threaten chromatic fans and to promote white supremacy. Will Shetterly is the reason that so many chromatic fans are no longer active participants in SFF or other fandom fields and he is the reason so many fans are so scared to mention his name publicly."

The notion that I have "powers" is amusing. I'm a minor writer with a small body of work and no significant awards. Like many writers, I've spent much of my life living below the poverty line.

Who I'm supposed to have "harassed, stalked, and threatened" and how I'm supposed to have done that, I don't know. Outside of the SJWverse, those words have specific meanings. But in the SJWverse, they seem to mean that I have responded publicly to public posts.

As for the idea that I'm promoting white supremacy, sigh. The white supremacists who recognize my name despise me because I've opposed them all my life—in the '60s, I was bullied in school because I spoke out for integration, and in the '80s, I got a death threat because I wrote Captain Confederacy, an alternate-universe comic book about a white man and a black woman who helped overthrow a racist CSA. But in the black-and-white world of intersectionalism, you're a Critical Race Theorist or a white supremacist.

Prominent SJWs show up in the comments there. K. Tempest Bradford says, "The "why not WS" was my FIRST thought on hearing about Mixon's post. Being one of the people he has consistently harassed since RaceFail, that has particularly galled me."

How I am supposed to have harassed Tempest, she does not say, but she is among the people I've answered in public. She doesn't note that whatever our relationship is, it began when she criticized me, and I replied rather than shutting up and converting to Critical Race Theory as a "white ally" is supposed to do.

Sparkymonster says, "Will Shetterly has self published a god damn book of his harassment of black women. Lets talk about that."

I first noticed Sparky in 2009 when she helped cherrypick quotes to misrepresent my beliefs in "Will Shetterly: Do Not Engage". Her partners were Micole Coffeeandink and MaryDell, two white women. It's true my god damn book includes women of color, but it also includes women of pallor, and devotes the most attention to my first cyber-stalker, the extremely white Micole Coffeeandink, so if you're taking an intersectional view, the proper charge to lay against me is misogyny, not racism. I will plead guilty to criticizing more female than male SJWs, but that's because there are more female than male SJWs. Their world view comes from Kimberle Crenshaw, coiner of the concept of "intersectionality" which fused Derrick Bell's neoliberal-friendly Critical Race Theory with bourgeois feminism. Saying I'm sexist or racist for disproportionately addressing women or people of color is like saying I'm anti-Italian for believing abortion should be legal or anti-Jewish for believing Palestinians deserve a viable state of their own.

I have written critical things about Jim Hines and John Scalzi, so white men are on my list. I suspect I have less to say about white male SJWs because they rarely offer anything original—they're too busy checking their privilege.

Sparky says, "Once I sat down once & compiled documents details his harassment of a particular person for a potential restraining order. The stack of paper was several inches thick (double sided) and fucking appalling. WS also specializes in deleting posts, comments, entire journals, etc. He deleted posts and complains that people aren't reading his words in context. We can't because he deleted them."

I'm assuming she didn't try for a restraining order because she couldn't find a lawyer who thought public posts on the internet were harassment. As for deleting posts, guilty, but this community has been obsessive about screen caps for ages, at least since they doxxed and terrorized Zathlazip. If I'd said or done something extreme, they would have dozens of copies to show it, and the first copy would probably be Sparky's.

Sparky says, "About 2 years ago I ended up sitting down with HR because of concerns that either WS or one of his comment buddies was going to start calling my workplace. In order for me to do my job, my work number must be public. My office location also public. The building I work in is open to the public. I am the only black staff member in the building. I'm the only WOC staff member in the building. It was, and is, fucking terrifying."

Two points: 1. Obviously, I never did what she feared. 2. What she feared is exactly what her friends did to Zathlazip. Sparky was afraid of getting what she had condoned and may have participated in.


Somerville says, "I’m going to be using FFA as a source a lot. Get over it. Also, they have their own Wiki entry for Shetterly which has many useful links." FFA is FailFandomAnon, an anonymous community where many SJWs, including Sparky, show up. (I know Sparky appears there because I once commented that an Anon sounded like Sparky, and the Anon confessed by claiming I had outed her with my guess.) FFA should be trusted as much as any source where anyone may leave anonymous comments claiming anything.

Somerville says,
There are only a few similarities between RH and WS, none of which reflect well on either of them:

1. They have disproportionately targeted people of colour

2. They both come from privileged backgrounds, but claim to speak for the disprivileged

3. Both claim to be fighting for social justice, while using the most vile rhetoric to support injustice and terror

4. They both use terror to suppress criticism. (Although Shetterly hasn’t yet issued any death threats.)
1. Identitarians are obsessed with proportionality. My favorite example is poverty: it offends them because it is racially disproportionate, and therefore they don't care that, as Martin Luther King noted in '67 and is still true today, there are twice as many white Americans in poverty as black ones. I, a socialist, hate poverty because it exists. I like King's solution, which goes against everything SJWs believe: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King -- Final Advice.

2. Identitarians often have a feudal understanding of class: they think you are what you're born into. While it's true the US has very limited class mobility compared to most northern European countries, I'm among the exceptions. RH's privileged background let her live in many countries; mine paid for my education, but did not cover my spending money, so my privilege let me work jobs like washing dishes at Howard Johnson's while I was a student. (For more, see A short autobiography by Will Shetterly.)

3. Uh, no. While I admire actual social justice workers, "social justice" is a concept favored by liberal capitalists because its goal is to ameliorate the class system rather than end it.

4. Terror? It's nice of Somerville to admit I haven't issued any death threats, but really, terror? I've received anonymous death threats from SJWs. That's terrorizing. Zathlazip had threatening hand-written notes left in her office by SJWs. That's terrorizing. If I had actually done anything that could be called terror, someone would cite it.

Somerville says,
Although he has deleted and edited some of the evidence for his actions, he has doubled down on most of them, and helpfully gives his critics plenty of material in his frequent, tedious self-defences. He has created a small number of alternate blogs, Livejournal, and Twitter accounts, but never tries to pretend to be anyone else.
And that's true enough. I hope my self-defenses will become less tedious as I accept the fact that I'm the SJWs' anti-Christ, or at least one of their anti-Christ's minor servants, and there's no hope of peace between us, though that saddens me. I've always wanted a world in which people with different beliefs could get along, but SJWs want a world in which everyone thinks alike.


Somerville includes an ETA from an anonymous person who makes more wild claims without examples. That Anon, who sounds like Sparkymonster (but may not be her because SJW groupthink results in shared rhetoric) says my "hatred of black women in particular tends to include sexualized comments."

The Anon gives no examples of "sexualized comments" or my hatred. It's true that I was lucky enough to have had a romantic relationship with a black woman in my youth and I continue to think black women are as attractive as white and Asian women, but I haven't a clue what these "sexualized comments" are and hope someone will offer them so I can know whether I've been misunderstood or hoaxed.

As for my "frequent private attempts to contact people (women) who have repeatedly told him not to communicate with them," I have in a couple of cases emailed people in attempts to clarify things, but those attempts were few. One SJW, Stephanie Zvan, admitted on twitter, "Shetterly left me alone when I set boundaries." When people tell me not to contact them, I usually don't contact them.

I hereby give permission for people to freely share my emails. I only ask that they do it publicly so I may confirm them. During Racefail, I was hoaxed at least once (by an LJer who used the three-L "willlshetterly"). Any history of SJWs includes many hoaxes by them, so I'd rather not have a Genesis Hernandez offering her writing as mine.


Somerville says, "His promotion of false accusations dating back to my days in fandom have literally been triggering to me."

Somerville seems to be determined to dox without being called a doxxer—which is standard operating procedure for SJWs. Her argument that she didn't dox because her subject was public reminds me of my argument about outing Coffeeandink, but so far as I know, the person Somerville wants to dox has never acknowledged her pseud, while C&I was using her legal name in public posts on her LJ for years. If you want to dip into the tangled story of Somerville's doxxing, you could start with her post, That's your best shot, Melissa? Or you could have, but it appears Somerville has deleted it or made it private recently, which amuses me enormously given her complaint that I've deleted posts.


Somerville says I'm "a privately educated middle class cis het white male trust fund baby and formerly moderately respected SF writer who is now infamous for his anti-social justice campaigns, outing and doxxing women, supporting racists, and being an insufferable nuisance in online spaces. He is, at the same time, a complete joke who’s only taken seriously by other complete jokes, and also someone who’s made a number of women’s lives miserable by his persistent harassment and targeting."

It's true I have some private education thanks to money from my mother's father, but that money only covered my education; I was a trust fund baby who had to wash dishes for spending money. I had less private education than public; I went to public schools until tenth grade, was expelled from a private school, then graduated from an inner-city Washington DC school that had far more black folks than white, which I liked, and may be one of the reasons Project Implicit says I have an implicit preference for black folks. I'm not sure how middle class I am, regardless of what definition of middle class you use; I've mostly lived below the poverty line in working class neighborhoods. I calculated my wealth a few years ago and found I was almost exactly at the US median, which meant I had less than the median white American—which is far less than the average Australian's. Somerville's claim that I'm a complete joke is at odds with Wistfuljane's claim that I have powers (I love the plural on that), but I have learned not to expect consistency from SJWs. If you think gender is simple, you could say I'm cis and het because I'm married to a woman, but I think human sexuality is more fluid than SJWs can imagine. As for being an insufferable nuisance, sure, if you want a white man who will docilely accept the claims of bourgeois folk of any hue or gender, that ain't me.

Somerville says, "That obnoxiousness, for which he was and remains infamous, is why Coffeeandink made her “Will Shetterly: DO NOT ENGAGE” post. (Shetterly is in the comments, pretty much proving C&I’s point for her.)"

Actually, C&I began her post by noting that she blocked me long ago. Somerville makes very few verifiable claims in her Mixoning, so it's especially entertaining that one of the few she offers is wrong.

Somerville says, "He has now, appropriately enough, thrown his weight behind Gamergate (who also hate SJWs), although his attempt to find common cause with fellow racist misogynist white man and wannabe person of colour, Theodore Beale/Vox Day, ended hilariously badly."

I don't like bullies and doxxers and mobbers, and in Gamergate, neither side has saints, but it's true that I think Gamergaters are generally in the right: ethics matter, even in gaming. If, for example, my wife had been a World Fantasy judge when my book was nominated, people would be right to be outraged, and it would be disingenuous to claim their outrage was about sexism rather than nepotism. The number of gaming journalism sites that have since adopted stronger ethical policies suggests the Gamergaters' concerns were valid all along.

As for the notion that I was trying to find common cause with VD's gang, there is none possible, as I acknowledged in my first comment there when I pointed out I'm a commie egalitarian. I had heard that one of the VD crew had identified Cherie Priest as the person who was leaking private information from SFWA, so I asked—remember the point about me being a Dzur. It's the reason I asked Chip Delany about NAMBLA. I expected to be reviled at VD's blog because reviling is simply what some people do, and some people there do remind me of SJWs at their worst, but the person I wanted information from was willing to share it. That's an example of Dzur-tactics working. What I learned wasn't conclusive, though; my memory is my inquiries exonerated Cherie Priest, or at least established that there was no evidence that she was guilty.


I've already written at unbearable length about the retroactive pseudonymity of Coffeeandink.


Somerville's kind enough to link to many things I've said, but she puts her own spin on each example, sometimes in ludicrous ways. For example, she claims, "Shetterly’s biggest hobby horse is that there is no racism, only classism," and links to me saying this:
I love Frederick Douglass, but I don't know whether he would "exchange his sex and take the place of Elizabeth Cady Stanton." Oppression varies. Something too many people miss: In the Antebellum South, the lowest social group was white, not black: "In 1833 Fanny Kemble, an English actress visiting Georgia, noted in her journal: "The slaves themselves entertain the very highest contempt for white servants, whom they designate as 'poor white trash'"."
That has nothing in it to deny the existence of racism. It only points out that race and class are more complicated than intersectionalists can imagine. That Somerville says I am concerned with "classism" may illustrate the problem: "classism" is how intersectionalists think of class prejudice. They want the upper classes to quit being "classist" and treat the lower classes with the modern equivalent of noblesse oblige. They don't give it a name, but it's effectively bourgeois oblige. Being a socialist, I don't give a damn about ending classism. I want to end the class system itself. So Somerville's notion that I see myself as "victim of classism" is bizarre. Like 99% of us, I'm a victim of capitalism, which is an entirely different matter.

Somerville says I "waited until [redacted], the owner of STGRB, decided to use a frequently passed around link concerning me (and which contains a mixture of genuine and false RL identifying information) in an attempt to silence me." I note this purely because I'm amused that Somerville is still trying to dox someone after she complained about doxxing.

Somerville says I "replicated the tactic he’d used on Coffeeandink, for again doing nothing more than documenting and criticising his behaviour" To help people unfamiliar with SJW-speak, to SJWs, "documenting and criticizing" is what they do; "stalking and harassing" is what their opponents do.

So far, the only commenter at Somerville's blog is Stevie. I wrote a little about her last year: identitarian rhetoric, a case study: Stevie, Tibet, and slavery.

Well. If anyone would like any elaboration on anything, you only have to ask. Otherwise, I pray the warriors will ignore me now, because I still want to let this blog go to the Happy Blogging Ground.

ETA: In the comments at Somerville's blog, Stevie Gamble claims, "A few years earlier WS had hated Cherie; as far as i can tell, because her books sold better than his or his wife’s."

To which I say: Huh? Where did I ever say anything against Cherie Priest? If I wasted time hating people whose books sell better than mine or Emma's, I'd have mighty few good books left to read. I haven't read any of Priest's books yet, but Emma has read at least one and said nice things about it.

I just did a search on both of my blogs to see if I've said anything about Cherie Priest. All I could find was a link to Panty Raid, which I thought was fun.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Resuming regular blogging: the latest SJW doxxing and harrassing

I really did want to release my e-book and let this blog become history, but I should've realized the book would make the usual crew double-down on discrediting me. I prob'ly will give Somerville the satisfaction of a full response sometime soon.

In the meantime, here's the latest example of SJWs doing what they claim to oppose: What the hell, man? - Imgur

Yes, the woman's joke was in poor taste, and I couldn't disagree more with her politics. That doesn't mean she deserves to be doxxed and mobbed. Well, except in the SJWverse, where any hint of badthink must be crushed.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

And now I've read Ann Somerville's "Will Shetterly - the Mixoning"

What I said in the previous post is prob'ly sufficient, but I like to write, so I'll address a few points.

I'm amused that almost all of her claims are unsubstantiated. Anyone who thinks critically should note that it would be easy to provide screen caps of me saying things I'm supposed to have said if I had actually said them, because these people have been obsessive about screen grabs since at least 2007.

As for the few claims that have some documentation, some are simple matters of interpretation. By definition, members of a cult cannot grasp things in ways that do not fit the cult's understanding. For example, Somerville repeats the frequent charge that I have a class-only approach to understanding power, even though I have never said racism or sexism no longer matter.

The charge that I disproportionately criticize women and people of color when I criticize identiarianism is like charging me for disproportionately criticizing Russians when I criticize Stalinism. Identitarianism comes from the intersection of bourgeois feminism and bourgeois anti-racism--both Derrick Bell and Kimberle Crenshaw come from schools for the privileged where they developed ways to think about privilege that did not threaten their own privilege. By definition, bourgeois women of color are especially susceptible to identitarianism, so I have the choice of answering them or ignoring them.

Ah, well. Life's short, so that's probably enough about this. Still, if anyone would like to ask anything, ask away. Unlike Somerville's community, I don't ban people who deviate from a narrative I wish to promote. If you're afraid I'm a bogeyman, use a pseud. I really don't have some magical power to learn who you are. I was only able to "dox" Coffeeandink because she used her name in public posts on her blog. If you avoid that, your identity is safe from me, honest.

P.S. I'm having trouble following Somerville's logic about her attempts to out the people behind Stop The Goodreads Bullies. So far as I can tell, Somerville is admitting to doxxing or trying to dox the owner(s), because when I visited STGRB a couple of years ago, the posters there were pseudonymous.

Just did a Google Advanced Search for the person Somerville is trying to dox at and found this denial. It looks like Somerville's following the standard SJW practice of merrily doxxing anyone they disapprove of while roundly denouncing doxxing.

ETA: This just turned up in my twitterfeed:


All / People you follow

Warriors obsess over other people's metaphors, yet they often fail to examine their own. If one of their opponents had used an insult based on "twat", they would notice that it's a gender-based insult which suggests there's something wrong with having a vagina. So it goes.

Sigh, another day, another stalker, or Ann Somerville needs love

The first time I was stalked online by social justice warriors was in 2009, when Micole Sudberg, Mary Dell, and Julia Starkey when hunting through the internet to create Will Shetterly: DO NOT ENGAGE. It baffled me then: why would anyone go to so much trouble to cherrypick quotes to misrepresent someone? But I came to realize that's what social justice warriors do. It's not that they intend to lie. It's that they're incapable of nuance, so either you're one of the saved or one of the damned.

Now Ann Somerville has written Will Shetterly – the Mixoning. I think she's feeling neglected. She's a minor figure in the history of fandom's fails. I've mentioned her a few times:

Ann Somerville, SJW

oh noes! Ann Somerville is cyberstalking me!

Alas, I must blog again, thanks to Ann Somerville: More about doxxing, or, That was quick!

My understanding is she's a rich Australian with bipolar disorder who has gone out of her way to dox at least one person, but I could be wrong, of course. If she's addressed that, please mention it in the comments. I haven't read her "Mixoning" yet, so I may respond to it later. For now, the simplest response to any SJW fantasy about my life is A short autobiography by Will Shetterly.

Gandhi said, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." I suppose I should be flattered that they think I'm a threat, yet I'm no more a threat to them than a critic of Scientology is to L. Ron Hubbard's very profitable cult. I've always been the sort of idiot who thinks facts matter, and really, humans are just rationalizing animals. If SJWs truly wanted to make a better world, they would go offline and work to improve the lot of the poor. Instead, they rail at people like me who dare point at the limits of their conception. To believers, making converts and punishing heretics is all that matters, so all I can do now is sigh yet again.

I do wonder why people like Somerville want me to keep responding to them. If they would take their original advice and ignore me, this blog would be thick with cobwebs.

Well. Dear reader, I hope you're having a fine day, and if you want to make a better world, working for Universal Basic Income would be a nice way to start.

UPDATE:Doxxing in the name of social justice, with appearances by Skud, Liz Henry, Mary Robinette Kowal, N. K. Jemisin, and more!

Fandom's first major doxxing in the name of social justice was The Outing of Zathlazip in 2008. It seems the instinct to out people has not diminished since then. Two examples:
Xopher's intention to dox me is explicit in his tweet: "His name isn't on his profile."

Now, I don't mind being doxxed. I wanted to keep my general writing separate from my writing here, but I knew I was no more pseudonymous than Coffeeandink had been in 2009. Though I didn't identify this blog as my own, like Coffeeandink, I have used my name in public posts here when talking about my writing.

Which is to say that by the standards of people like the writers at Geek Feminism who claim I doxxed Coffeeandink, I was pseudonymous, and now I have been doxxed.

I sometimes wish someone had listed all of Zathlazip's doxxers. I was amused to note that Xopher's attempt to dox me was favorited by Liz Henry, the first person who doxxed Zathlazip. I can see the argument that favoriting is only approving of doxxing; it's not taking part in it, so I won't bother mentioning anyone else who favorited doxxing me. I'll only list the current would-be doxxers who joined in the attempt to out me:

For people who don't want to use the scroll bar above, here are Xopher's listed retweeters: blueXenologer, SJ Minion, auuaupe, SonomaLass, Fiadhiglas, Jacqueline Gross, Mary Robinette Kowal, N. K. Jemisin, Alice NotMorgan, Suzi Steffen, Alex Skud Bayley, anat, fidelio, Baroque Owl.

I'm especially amused by the people who "asked not to be shown in this view". Doxxers often want to keep their identities hidden, probably because they know that what they are doing is wrong, even if they think it somehow contributes to social justice.

The most surprising retweet was by Skud, who has often written about the importance of pseudonymity. One example: Hacker News and pseudonymity | Geek Feminism Blog. I look forward to someone adding Skud's name to Geek Feminism's wiki post about outing.

When I called Xopher on his attempt to dox me, he equivocated:
The "might" speaks for itself. He didn't ask whether it was a "big deal" to me; he simply followed his impulse to out me.

For anyone unfamiliar with my writing, I'll repeat something I told him: I'm not a crusader against social justice. I love social justice workers. It's the hate-filled tactics of social justice warriors that I and so many people oppose. If you find any evidence of any social justice warrior treating their opponents with love and respect, as social justice workers like Dorothy Day always attempted to do, let me know.

Related: The Outing of Zathlazip and the Hounding of William Sanders