imaginaryfriend's post reminded me of the number one thing I hate about MRA trolls: the "thought experiment."

I ran into this a lot during my rant about the US Airways planegina scandal. I hate the way they try to to bait you by intentionally misunderstanding your argument and then pick at tiny insignificant points until they wear you down and you give up.

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It seems like they think they're trying to prove how any feminist argument relies on faulty logic or trumped-up statistics. It drives me crazy and it's the biggest way I get "caught" in face-palmy debates.

Apart from mansplaining, what is this exactly? Faux-intellectualism? Dirty debate tactics?