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How to Write About Free Speech Without Being Called a Misogynist

As someone who has written about free speech for a decade or so, I've seen people come and go. I've seen the quality of writing decline. Men are afraid of writing about free speech candidly as currently it's women who are making the push for censorship. If you criticize a woman, you will be called a misogynist. 

How can you maintain your intellectual integrity without being called mean names? It's hard, and these rules won't last forever. But there's a way to thread the needle. For now, anyway.

Rule 1. Virtue signal hard. Yes, you know that boys drool and girls rule!

Let people know that harassment against women is a huge issue, and you totally oppose it. You just also believe in free speech. Wring your hands for several paragraphs, explaining how much you love and adore women.

Make sure you write harassment against women is a problem.

Do not talk about harassment generally. Do not point out that men are harassed online by men and women. No, that is doing it wrong.

Women also never harass other women. Only men harass women. Strike that. Only straight white men and conservative gay men (like Milo Yiannopoulos) harass women.

Do not mention that I was doxed by Zoe Quinn (she's a victim of harassment!). And that the LAPD was called on me. Pretend I was never reported to the California State Bar for conduct you know damned well is protected free speech. Oh, also do not mention a woman falsely accused of making rape threats.

Calling the cops and trying to get me disbarred for my speech? That's not an issue. The issue is mean Tweets! They might call you a GamerGate person, and then what?

Men are never harassed online. Harassment against women is the problem.

Rule 2. Hold women to a lower standard than you'd hold men to.
(Rationalize this by saying you only punch up.)

If Anita Sarkessian says that calling her a liar is harassment, then by golly that's harassment. Forget that she said on video that she did not enjoy playing video games, and thus she lied when she said, "I'm a lifelong gamer." 

Do not make fun of Anita. She is the Queen Bee. You will feel her sting.

"Harassment is ... the day-to-day grind of 'You're a liar," and 'You suck.'" 
[This did not happen. You did not see it.]

Anita Sarkeesian sucks

If a man says such nonsense, you can puff your chest and be an alpha male. Grrr!

Rule 3. Feel unease whenever you write.

If you're a white straight man, your day is coming. Sooner or later you'll use the wrong terminology. This is especially true as you get older. Who can keep up with all the made-up words like TERF and transmisogyny?

You won't be able to defend free speech much longer, as attacks against free speech are being redefined as a means of protecting women.

You have another one to three years. Maybe.

When you do slip up, hopefully you still have some friends left.

Good luck!

In the meantime, I hope you found this guide useful. Feel free to share it at the next CLE.

Is John Scalzi a Rapist?

A recent book entitled "John Scalzi is a Rapist" was pulled from Amazon's ebook store after John Scalzi used his considerable connections as a best-selling author to have it removed. Scalzi has previously threatened legal action, but wisely backed down after being advised he did not have a case for defamation.

Thus, here is what we currently know about the John Scalzi rape accusation.

1. He wanted to sue, but was unable to.

2. He used his connections to have the book removed.

3. He is a woman hater

Doth the (alleged) rapist protest too much?

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While guilt by association tactics are used primarily by the left, it's worth nothing that Scalzi is good friends with Jian Ghomeshi, a man who has raped around a dozen women. Jian Ghomeshi is currently awaiting trial on several counts of rape.

John Scalzi is also close friends with Chris Kluwe, who signed a gag order forbidding him from talking about "underage girls" found in "compromising situations." See, "Chris Kluwe can't be a moral crusader after his cruel Twitter rant."

Chris Kluwe never spoke truth to power, instead accepting money to cover up what appears to have been statutory rape.

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Chris Kluwe  takes money to remain silent about rape or rape culture, and Scalzi counts him as a friend.

The Sarah Nyberg/Chris Kluwe/John Scalzi connection.

Again, guilt by association tactics are wrong, but they are what people like Scalzi rely upon. Thus Scalzi concedes they have a place in discussing rape accusations.

Sarah Nyberg is an admitted pedophile who John Scalzi and Chris Kluwe have vigorously defended and stood behind. In chat logs exposed by a whistler blower, Nyberg expressed her admiration for her 8-year old cousin named Dana.

With friends like these, one must ask: Is John Scalzi a rapist?

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You can see all of the chat logs in this video. Warning: This is disturbing content.


At this time I cannot determine whether Scalzi is a rapist.

My hunch is that he's hiding something, and I would not be surprised if women later come forward against him, as it often takes rape victims years to come forward against celebrities like Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi.

Is John Scalzi a rapist? We might never know.

John Scalzi is a Rapist book cover