The friends of Jordan Peterson

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    Cathy Newman says her 14-year-old daughter received vitriolic online abuse after Jordan Peterson gender pay gap interview

    They seem like a pretty sick crew of incels. Is this guy a total twat ? He did a panel show over here in 2018 and came across as sort of normal but with nothing much to say.

    Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman has said her 14-year-old daughter witnessed a torrent of vitriolic online abuse directed at the veteran journalist.

    The news presenter recounted the harassment she was subjected to after interviewing controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson – revealing her child even saw a fake pornographic image of her.

    Channel 4 was forced to call in security specialists to analyse threats targeted at Ms Newman after her interview about the gender pay gap with Prof Peterson – a controversial figure who has attracted a far-right following.


    The 44-year-old, who has worked for Channel 4 for over a decade, has looked back at the vile online abuse and harassment she experienced in a piece for The Pool.

    She wrote: “One of the 200 or so on-screen interviews I did this year [2018] was with the controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson. I challenged him about the gender pay gap, which he believes is a fiction, and what he calls the ‘murderous equity doctrine’ embraced by many modern women.
     
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    Poor child didn't get to choose her mother, but that's life.
     
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    They seem like a pretty sick crew of incels.

    They remind you of.....you?
     
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    The hysteria about Dr. Jordan Peterson is entirely incomprehensible. The man is a reasoned thinker who brings nothing but intelligent observation to the table. That he is vilified is testimony to the inability to listen and hear, see and understand.
     
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    He isnt being vilified..Its his supporters who are the agressors.
     
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    Peterson is a twat, but not in totality.

    He certainly can't be held responsible for the way in which people act out on the internet.
     
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    "That he is vilified is testimony to the inability to listen and hear, see and understand."

    Amazing, isn't it?

    BTW, Tommy, and with all due respect, did someone steal your ' button?
     
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    Really, a "tw**"? The best you can come up with in this context is a misogynistic slur?

    Moreover, if you're the kind of guy who systematically attracts a devoted misogynistic, alt-right, incel crowd, and incite them to a point where dozens or hundreds of them feel encouraged to release their vitriol, you "certainly can't be held responsible"? It so happens I disagree. Maybe, depending on the law, you are not liable, but in a moral sense you sure are responsible for the reactions you can predict will ensue from your advocacy. Mr. Peterson does know what he's doing:

    “I tweeted out, ‘Look, lay the hell off. Enough is enough’,” he told the Radio Times. “Or something a little bit more civilised than that. You don’t need to beat a dead horse. I’m glad I wasn’t the one who was being torn to shreds online.”​

    Except, his followers aren't beating a dead horse. They are vilifying a woman, a woman Mr. Peterson then moves further to dehumanize.
     
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    Butt hurt ramblings 101
     

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