I’m sorry to learn that Sunshine Mary is going to stop blogging, since it means the loss of one of the few anti-feminist blogs worth reading.
Apparently she and her family have been the victim of a cyberstalking and defamation campaign by a group of people within the manosphere. (Even if the accusations against her are true–which seems unlikely, but I don’t actually know any of the parties involved and so I cannot make a well-informed judgement–then such a campaign still existed, but with reversed roles of perpetrator and victim.) I seem to remember something like this (but less severe) happened to Alte some years back as well, once again with manosphere critics tracking down information about her and Traditional Christianity being shut down for a while thereafter to beef up privacy. Of course, every large community has its crazies, and one can’t really draw any conclusions without doing a real statistical study with many cases and comparing many online communities, but I can’t help noticing that I only hear about this sort of thing happening in the manosphere–never the Orthosphere, the HBD-sphere, the neo-reactionaries, etc. Even outright liberals and feminists don’t go after us this way. Even apart from what’s happened to SSM, which of course was only the work of a few (but prominent) manosphere bloggers , the manosphere is an unhealthily emotive subculture, as one sees from the hysteria that ensues when they are subject to any criticism. This I suspect was SSM’s and Alte’s offense; they were insufficiently deferential to the male victimology cult.
Most pseudonymous Rightist bloggers could easily be tracked down and bullied by any group of people who cared to do it. Most of us had assumed that the main danger of this would come from the Left. For example, if some feminist doesn’t like what I write, she can figure out my identity, inform my employer about my un-PC activities, and get me fired. While I don’t put any trust at all in liberalism’s putative commitment to a “free exchange of ideas”, I calculate that, from the perspective of feminism (which rules the Western world), I’m really just not important enough to be worth bothering about in this way. So far, it seems that the liberals have been behaving as I would have expected with my evil-but-rational model. I’ve had liberal commenters here, and they are usually polite and often even interesting. None of them have threatened to call HR on me. Once, a commenter said something to the effect that it would be good if my children (I only had one at the time, but I would sometimes nevertheless speak abstractly about “my children”) were taken away from me so they could have free spiritual development; that commenter got banned, and life went on. Most of the liberals visiting here would have been disgusted by his comment. The most online hostility I’ve ever had directed at me came from the time I condemned The Spearhead. There’s that pattern again.
So anyway, if you’re writing an anti-feminist blog, your main danger of being outed or make the target of hostile internet campaigns comes from the lunatic wing of the manosphere, not from actual feminists.
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