Pro-Male/Anti-Feminist Tech has done some excellent work uncovering even more misandry from well known feminist, Amanda Marcotte. (Also, check out the first update and the second update.) Thanks to the work of Snark and The Fifth Horseman what Amanda Marcotte’s absurd claim about how men commit suicide as a means of abusing women has been exposed to a great many people over the weekend.
In reading Marcotte’s BS I couldn’t help but notice how her thinking pattern was similar to a conspiracy theorist. It’s not a surprise since the “patriarchy” that feminists believe in is a conspiracy theory. In this case there isn’t a conspiracy per se (although it wouldn’t surprise me if Marcotte tomorrow says this is a coordinated plan among men to abuse women), but it’s similar to a conspiracy theory in that it has absurd claims that someone has a secret plan to do something. In this case Marcotte believes that men secretly plot to kill themselves to abuse women.
New research has shown that people who believe in conspiracy theories are more likely than the general population to be willing to be a part of a conspiracy. This means for Amanda Marcotte that by accusing men of secret plots like suicide to abuse women, she isn’t exposing the secret plots of men, but really admitting that she is willing to secretly plot against men.