The Jennifer ShuffleViews: 7385
If you’ve posted on the topic of separatism and you seem to be pro-inclusion or you come off as being a non-extreme separatist, the you may have had an encounter with a troll named “Just Jennifer.” She seems to pass her time either blog rants which are basically one long ad hom attack. She seems to get her kicks by miss-gendering people (she calls me “Mr. ‘Cristan’ Williams”), creating ad hom attacks, quote mining and setting up strawman arguments. If you’ve critiqued separatism or dared to not obediently rubber stamp myths about the origin of trans terms, you’ve probably had the misfortune of having her preform her troll dance on your blog.
If you’ve tried to talk with her, you’ll quickly find that she will never actually address the subject you’re commenting about. She’ll only ever respond with a strawman argument and wrap up with an ad hom attack. She evades addressing anything meaningful by tap-dancing around the actual topic of discussion. She does it so much, I’ve dubbed her rhetorical side-stepping, the “Jennifer Shuffle.”
If you are one of the people she’s trolled, I thought it would generally make the intertubes a better place if instead of trying to engage her, you simply respond with posting the following into your response:
The Jennifer Shuffle is a troll dance that side-steps addressing the actual topic. Instead of feeding her, try posting this once and then either banning her or not responding to her further.
Lastly, while I know folks who’ve dropped her docs, I’m not interested in propagating that, so please don’t reply with that stuff.