The Manosphere: A Response to 20/20 with Doctor Illusion

Myself and Doctor Illusion sat down to have a chat about what the Manosphere actually is, in preparation for the 20/20 hatchet job; I’ll argue with Paul Elam some other day, right now it’s time to circle the wagons.  With any luck, it should be a fun time for all, veterans and newbies of this deep, dark corner of the Internet.

Incidentally, my novel is still available on Amazon, and my Facebook account is Darth.Aurini; feel free to send me a friend request!

The story behind the image for this video.
A site to download it as an MP3.

Also, some linkage to everybody else who’s been writing about this:

Doctor Illusion
Kid Strangelove
Judgy Bitch
Rex
Stingray
Captain Capitalism (Video Supplement)
Matt Forney
MGTOW Forum
Heartiste

A comment from Heartiste’s site by LS; apparently the phenomenon I described yesterday has a name:

When the media cover *any* story, it’s good to always keep in mind the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect.

“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.
In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

― Michael Crichton

If I missed anyone (or any new article get posted) please mention it in the comments below.

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9 Responses

  1. LS says:

    That was me — thanks.
    I have to constantly bring this up every time people spout about something they saw “in the news.”
    It’s a healthy skepticism — but with the decline of journalistic standards it’s all too easy to slide into cynicism.

    Thanks
    (long-time lurker) LS

  2. Carnivore says:

    @D – excellent response video. Kudos to you and Doc!

    Great that you used ‘Civic Virtue’ as the video image. I had forgotten about that statue – been almost 3 years. May write something about him. He and his story make a good symbol of the manosphere. His detractors called him ‘Fat Boy’. The manosphere ought to have a naming contest. I can only come up with ‘Dude’ and ‘Bob’. No imagination. HA!

    Great Crichton quote.

    Ed: One of the guys on the MGTOW Forum had the artist’s quote as his signature; one google search later, and I found the history of it. Ain’t it just perfect?

  3. Just started my blog this month after being a reader for quite awhile. Did a quick piece on the 20/20 issue here http://splooshworld.com/2013/10/17/abc-2020-on-the-manosphere/.

    I’m going to be updating as we go so next time I’m at my computer I’ll add a link to here.

  4. dannyfrom504 says:

    i purposefully ignored it because i lack the mental capacity to articulte the “Sphere” without sounding like an asshole or someone with a louisiana public school education. i’ll leave it up to guys like you and PM, MF, Dr. Illusion, and the better writers to champion it. lol.

    i’ll be cooking burgers for everyone behind the scenes.

  5. ramram says:

    OT: Have you seen the movie by Sharon Stone:
    https://femmethemovie.com/

    WOW, just WOW, female solipsisim has no boundaries…

    I’ve accidentally stumbled upon it while reading about Sharon Stone receiving Peace Summit Award 2013 during World Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw right now.

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