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Shaming Tactics

Oh Sael!

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Is Sael Palani just a fucking idiot, or a dishonest cunt?

Actually, she’s both.

However, rather than just calling her names (however true and accurate they may be), let’s instead use this as an educational opportunity to visit some of the oft-used shaming tactics to attempt to keep men “in line” and from being full individuals exerting their free will over their own lives.

See here: http://youtu.be/yEsgOjFznao

Now let’s go over them:

-Dismissive attitude from the beginning: also known as “poisoning the well”, a tactic aimed to discredit the target before even presenting any arguments. Notice the air quotes and the use of “so-called” at 0:25 .

-Generic shaming language such as “pathetic” throughout. Also notice the look of utter disdain on her face at 0:45 (lol).

 [Here is a fun drinking game: take a sip whenever she uses the word “pathetic”] (actually don’t do it, heavy drinking is unhealthy)

-Accusation of being “depressed” (in the annotation at 0:54 and at 3:30), and generally denigrating the mental state of the person you are trying to shame. Why criticize the arguments if you can just dismiss them as suffering from mental illness?

-Accusation of misogyny followed by an outright dismissal of arguments and evidence presented (1:00), also without addressing any of it.

-Accuse people discussing their issues of “not taking charge of their lives” and just complaining about them instead (1:35 and 6:40).

-Claim they want “attention” 1:46

-Claiming concern about negative impacts, pretending to care (concern trolling) 1:53 and 11:15

-Challenging the maturity of men: “little boy stamping his feet” 2:14 and “temper tantrum” 3:50

-Also notice how she claims to be speaking for “the rest of the world”

-Accusations of being selfish/self-centered “pathetically so involved in their own drama” 2:55 “incapable of feeling and giving and accepting love” (that’s right, if you talk about something that concerns you or have feelings she disapproves of, like not liking being used for money and then rejected/disposed of, you are incapable of feeling love)

-Accusations of inexperience along with a NAWALT (Not All Women Are Like That) 3:15

-Open mocking (even though she acknowledges that many women are gold diggers), notice her tone at 3:55

-Ignoring statistics and claiming these men “don’t live in the real world” 5:10

-Threats: “you are never going to have any kind of deep, meaningful relationship with anybody” 6:02 (so don’t you dare take a stance against toxic or vapid individuals).

*As a side note, notice how at 7:10 or so, she starts talking about how people who care about animals are good people, but doesn’t mention how Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer is currently being taken to the cleaners by his ex-wife, and tried to commit suicide as a result of all the strain this has taken on him.

So there you have it folks, the thinly-veiled cry of desperation. After all, the best defense is a good offense. Don’t fall for it.

Go ahead, spread the word, make your own responses, don’t stay silent in face of these bullshit shamming tactics.

Like this:

Until next time, take care of yourselves, and all the best in your endeavors, and most of all, remember that Men Matter Too.

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