@43 and yet you read me, and respond to me.
But seriously, this isn't about petty internet one-upsmanship. This is about truth, about fighting the spread of misinformation on very important issues. People like Lindy are why a young woman can get up during a presidential debate and ask "what are you going to do about the fact that women earn $.76 for every dollar a men make" and the two major-party candidates nod sagely and treat her premise as true.
People like Lindy are why, if you have a daughter, she is going to go to college terrified of a rape epidemic that doesn't exist. And if you have a son, and he should happen to make it to college despite men's poorer educational outcomes, he stands a chance of being kicked out for alleged sexual misconduct without due process.
People like Lindy are why we don't care about violence against men in this country.
People like Lindy are why Crystal Magnun, Duke rape case false accuser, doesn't get prosecuted for her crime. She goes on to nearly burn her house down with her children in it, still isn't put away, and finally stabs her boyfriend to death.
People like Lindy are why, if you should have the bad luck to have a person like this in your life, you absolutely cannot rely on the police for protection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zotT8u1nE…
(Seriously. Watch the video. Then think about how terrifying it would be to have a crazy person in your house and know you can't call the police and can't lay a finger on her no matter what she does.)
Yeah, I am a little obsessive when it comes to Lindy West. She's a perfect storm of modern feminist contempt, snark, and misinformation. I'm not writing for you, the children who come at me with ad hominem attacks--you are just revealing how intellectually empty your beliefs are, which only helps me. I am writing for the lurkers. If I can cause just a few people to have doubts about the Lindy-is-awesome parade, I'm happy.
So by all means, reach into the feminist playbook. Call me a neckbearded virgin, accuse me of having a micropenis, of being a rapist, etc. I have heard it all. Oh, and don't forget to claim in the next breath that only women are ever abused in gendered terms.
Don't forget to finish it off with "feminism cares about men's problems, too!" Because I so, so believe you.