Whataboutery

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Whataboutery (or whataboutism) is a term often used by feminists to shutdown arguments made by MRAs. This usually involves a feminist is claiming that an MRA is derailing a conversation by bringing up relevant issues that effect men. The definition provided in the Cambridge Dictionary uses just such an example:[1]

He's the kind of person who responds to an attempt to protect women from domestic violence with whataboutery: "What about male victims of domestic violence?"

A Wikipedia article on the topic asserts that it is an informal fallacy but shows significant ideological bias and fails to establish the concept as part of modern philosophy.[2]

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