Shaming tactics are emotional devices meant to play on a man's insecurities and shut down debate
. They are meant to elicit sympathy for women and to demonize men who ask hard questions. Feminist shaming tactics are argumentum ad hominem
Shaming tactics are used against men whenever a discussion arises about feminism
, men's issues
, domestic violence
, child support
, false accusations
, workplace benefits
, false imprisonment
, and more.
Charge of Irascibility: The man is accused of having anger management issues. Whatever negative emotions he has are assumed to be unjustifiable. "You're bitter.", "You need to get over your anger at women.", or "You are so negative."
Charge of Cowardice: The man is accused of having an unjustifiable fear of interaction with women. "You need to get over your fear.", "Step up and take a chance like a man.", or "You're afraid of a strong woman."
Charge of Hypersensitivity: The man is accused of being hysterical or exaggerating the problems of men. "Stop whining.", "Get over it.", "Suck it up like a man.", "You guys don't have it as nearly as bad as us women.", "You're just afraid of losing your male privileges." "Your fragile male ego...", or "Wow. You guys need to get a grip."
Charge of Puerility: The man is accused of being immature and or irresponsible in some manner that reflects badly on his status as an adult male. "Grow up.", "You are so immature.", "Do you live with your mother?", "I'm not interested in boys. I'm interested in real men.", "Men are shirking their God-given responsibility to marry and bear children."
Charge of Endangerment: The man is accused of being a menace in some undefined manner. "You guys are scary." or "You make me feel afraid."
Charge of Rationalization: The man is accused of explaining away his own failures and or dissatisfaction by blaming women for his problems. "You are just bitter because you can't get laid."
Charge of Fanaticism: The man is accused of subscribing to an intolerant, extremist ideology or of being devoted to an ignorant viewpoint. "You're one of those right-wing wackos.", "You're an extremist", "You sound like the KKK/Hitler Youth/racist." or "... more anti-feminist zaniness"
Charge of Invirility: The target's sexual orientation or masculinity is called into question. "Are you gay?", "I need a real man, not a sissy." or "You're such a wimp."
Charge of Overgeneralization: The target is accused of making generalizations or supporting unwarranted stereotypes about women. "I'm not like that.", "Stop generalizing.", "That's a sexist stereotype."
Charge of Misogyny: The target is accused of displaying some form of unwarranted malice to a particular woman or to women in general. "You misogynist creep.", "Why do you hate women?", "Do you love your mother?", "You are insensitive to the plight of women.", "You are mean-spirited.", "You view women as doormats.", "You want to roll back the rights of women.", "You are going to make me cry."
Charge of Instability: The target is accused of being emotionally or mentally unstable. "You're unstable.", "You have issues.", "You need therapy.", "Weirdo."
Charge of Unattractiveness: The target is accused of having no romantic potential as far as women are concerned. "I bet you are fat and ugly.", "You can't get laid!", "Creep!", "Loser!", "Have you thought about the problem being you?"
Threat of Withheld Affection: The man is admonished that his viewpoints or behavior will cause women to reject him as a mate. "No woman will marry you with that attitude." or "You will never get laid!"
The facts did not favor the feminist position so s/he used Feminist Shaming Tactics.