July 21, 2015
My Taki’s column: the Toronto Twitter troll trial — and what drives SJWs
I can’t imagine the comments being as “JOOOOO!”-y as usual; more likely, the “He-Man Woman Hater’s Club” will be out in force.
It’s actually about trying to isolate the impulse that drives feminist SJWs. Your mileage may vary.
What if Guthrie and her ilk, armed with low-cost easy-to-use tools previously unavailable, are unconsciously practicing a kind of expiatory shame jujitsu?
I’ve already compared the SJW impulse to anorexia. Note the shared thirst for superiority and control (exhibit A: Stephanie Guthrie’s Twitter handle is @AmIRightFolks); the fetishization of noncorporeal vagaries, be they calories or previously unknown species of sexual expression; the addictive mood-altering through the compulsive, self-satisfied employment of insider jargon and gnostic “knowledge.”
But that impulse also reminds me of another, less talked-about, feature of female adolescence:
The widespread attraction to witchcraft.