A Cutting-Edge Summary
Factory has a nicely-written post on his Hunting for Archetypes blog which, in my considered opinion, neatly buttons up the current state-of-the-art for MRA-craft. He manages to hit a series of points which I deem critical and quintessential to the historical moment, and which everybody in our sector ought to take on board.
But I'll inject a few thoughts of my own here. In the course of my blogging, I hope I have made clear, if nothing else, that the time for argument is past. If I haven't made that clear, please let me know and I'll try harder! ;)
It is no task of ours to answer to feminism in any way, but rather the reverse: they must answer to us. But first, they must be given to understand the politically objective state of affairs, so that a dawning realization of their objective position will swing them around to the correct orientation. And for this, proper mobilization of our growing numbers ought to do the trick. The proliferation of angry, heckling voices, along with other signals from the non-feminist sector, will back them slowly, pitilessly, relentlessly to the wall.
For the present, they find shelter within their customary citadels of government, academia, moderated web forums and professional briar-patches—for such is their power base. But the heat from the street is rising; the grassroots are swarming with new and unexpected dangers, and the day will come when fifth-columnists on their own turf will betray them in critical numbers. And they will cast their eyes wildly about them, not knowing any longer who their actual friends and enemies are. . .
But I say it again: the time for argument is past. I know this, we know this, and they. . . yes, they know it too! For they have caught the shift in the wind, the raw edge in our voices, the acid gleam in our eyes. That is why they have put together a new satchel of tricks.
So it is very much as Factory advises: if you choose to engage them whatsoever, maintain the talk at the level of the "big picture". This effectively keeps things outside the realm of argument altogether. For us, such a game is more like a turkey-shoot because it sets them in a realm of moral questions where they cannot hope to answer honorably for themselves.
On that note, I send you forth: