An earlier version of this article was originally posted at The Black Pill.
There is a fallacy called The Just World Fallacy where it is believed that “human actions eventually yield morally fair and fitting consequences, so that, ultimately, noble actions are duly rewarded and evil actions are duly punished”. It should be obvious why the Just World Fallacy is a logical fallacy. If it wasn’t then homeless people deserve to be homeless, rape victims deserved to be raped, etc. Thus it’s very disturbing how often the Just World Fallacy is used in dating advice.
The Just World Fallacy is a common fallacy in dating advice because dating advice fails pretty easily. Rather than admit that their advice was a failure, purveyors of dating advice will attack the men who tried to use their dating advice. The attacks on these men will include everything from accusations of “entitlement” to “misogyny”. The idea is that the dating advice wasn’t wrong or a scam, but the men using it were so odious to women that the men deserved to be rejected by women. Why this is a logical fallacy is obvious. Just because a woman rejects a man doesn’t mean that he’s defective, guilty of “entitlement”, or guilty of “misogyny”. Saying that men who get rejected by women must have something wrong with them is like saying homeless people are homeless because something is defective about them. Both concepts are wrong.
The Just World Fallacy can only go so far in defending dating advice from men discovering it’s a scam. Even if a man actually is “entitled” or a “misogynist” now (even though that’s unlikely), that wasn’t the case most of the time he was rejected by women. Even if said man accepts the Just World Fallacy as true with respect to dating advice, the problem is that man will realize that he still got rejected when he shouldn’t have. This creates a problem for the purveyors of dating advice so they will end up invoking a variant of the Just World Fallacy across all of time called, the Feminist Time machine.
What happens with the feminist time machine is that a man who realizes that according to the Just World Fallacy should have not been rejected by women in the past will be accused of being “entitled” and/or a “misogynist” in the past even though he didn’t realize it. The feminist time machine says that women could practically see into the future to know that a man would be an “entitled misogynist” in the future so women preemptively rejected him and were right to do so. (This is similar to the plot of the short story and move, Minority Report.) This turns the Just World Fallacy into the Just All of Space and Time Fallacy.
The problem with the feminist time machine is that it is a paradox. The only way it can be made to make sense is if women were intentionally trying to turn a man into a misogynist. Since that is absurd, the feminist time machine is also absurd, but despite being a fallacy it will be used to attack men whose only crime is being unlucky with women.