In an argument (usually a political debate), a concern troll is someone who is on one side of the discussion, but pretends to be a supporter of the other side with "concerns". The idea behind this is that your opponents will take your arguments more seriously if they think you're an ally.

A concern troll will pretend to care (about the opponent's health, well being, political activism, lifestyle, choices, etc.) while in reality, he or she only wants to cause self doubt and fear. A concern troll tries to undermine that which he or she pretends to support.

Examples of concern trolling: "I am only worried about your health, shouldn't you lose some weight?"; "I am worried about you, are you sure you are gay?"; "I have no problem with your ideas about politics, but don't you think you are being too extreme and you should tone it down?".

Concern trolls are everywhere: family members, politicians, public figures, celebrities, random posters in web forums. We have all encountered one. This is the place where we expose their tactics.

 

Traditional Gender Roles - Functional or Faux Pas?: The more you know.

antifeministtendencies:

concerntroll:

lastsinglestanding:

antifeministtendencies:

Instead of posting my own opinions first and then research, I’ll simply post definitions. These are dictionary, wiki, and in some cases three-sourced definitions of Feminism, AntiFeminism, and Masculism (which many of you who say Feminism includes Men tend to ignore.)

Feminism refers to…

You’re derailing yourself!

Antifeminist tendencies is not a concern troll per se, however, she needs to be featured here. If anything, as a cautionary tale. KIDS, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SHUT DOWN YOUR CRITICAL THINKING ABILITIES!

This is how she describes herself:

I’m Katie, I’m 19, and after a rage-filled few nights of being attacked over the internet by feminists and having my strongly worded response to a rant published on more than one feminist site, I decided to start this blog for the purpose of gathering females with similar opinions to my own or other anti-feminist opinions. For those of us that will greet our spouse home from work with a sandwich and a smile, or those of us that just enjoy pantyhose and pretty things. Also for intelligent debate. Also that.

Katie, I don’t think the word intelligent means what you think it means.

Antifeminist tendencies: the boogieman for those days when your child refuses to eat veggies.

 Intelligence is not a difficult concept to grasp. I appreciate the humor in the fact that the only thing concern troll has to say about me is calling me stupid, but has anyone ever stopped to think - concerntroll is just one giant concern troll. It is a concern troll. It only stands to cast fear and doubt into one’s beliefs - something you’re trying to do to me. You’re calling yourself out as a concern troll on a blog about calling out concern trolls.

Post your own URL. Get likes. It will happen.

You know why I loath your kind, Katie? You know why I have nothing but contempt for the likes of you? Because you are fucking posting this mindless drivel, thinking you are so fucking smart with your “anti feminist tendencies”, writing this brain farted inanity on a fucking computer because feminists that now you shit on gave their lives so that you could have the right to fucking learn to read, write, have access to computers and not be sold like fucking cattle to the first guy that made an attractive offer to your parents.

If you are so fucking dumb as not to see how your life stands on the shoulders of those women who actually were burnt alive, sentenced to death, beaten up and maimed so that the same shit didn’t have to happen to you or any other woman that came after them, then I only have one thing to say to you, Katie: YOU ARE A FUCKING MORON! YOU ARE A SHIT FOR BRAINS “POST FEMINIST” SCUM WHO DOESN’T DESERVE TO BE FREE.

Traditional Gender Roles - Functional or Faux Pas?: The more you know.

lastsinglestanding:

antifeministtendencies:

Instead of posting my own opinions first and then research, I’ll simply post definitions. These are dictionary, wiki, and in some cases three-sourced definitions of Feminism, AntiFeminism, and Masculism (which many of you who say Feminism includes Men tend to ignore.)

Feminism refers to…

You’re derailing yourself!

Antifeminist tendencies is not a concern troll per se, however, she needs to be featured here. If anything, as a cautionary tale. KIDS, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SHUT DOWN YOUR CRITICAL THINKING ABILITIES!

This is how she describes herself:

I’m Katie, I’m 19, and after a rage-filled few nights of being attacked over the internet by feminists and having my strongly worded response to a rant published on more than one feminist site, I decided to start this blog for the purpose of gathering females with similar opinions to my own or other anti-feminist opinions. For those of us that will greet our spouse home from work with a sandwich and a smile, or those of us that just enjoy pantyhose and pretty things. Also for intelligent debate. Also that.

Katie, I don’t think the word intelligent means what you think it means.

Antifeminist tendencies: the boogieman for those days when your child refuses to eat veggies.

You’re Wrong Ladies: Your Body Isn’t Awesome. You Aren’t Pretty.

californiacornbread:

Sorry ladies, but you’re not really pretty “just the way you are”. Don’t believe all those motivational lies about how “God made you that way” - because God doesn’t exist, and you’re really just that ugly.

What you need to do is focus more on your appearance. Look better. Because what comes out of your mouth doesn’t really impress me. The least you could do is at least be an aesthetically pleasing addition to my kitchen.

I’m tired of hearing all your nonsense about being okay just the way you are. Because obesity isn’t healthy. It’s a public disservice. It costs us all more money when you feed your fat face and don’t exercise. Then, you get fat, no one wants to have sex with you, and the cycle repeats itself until you’re forklifted out of your home and onto a talk show stage.

I like having sex with attractive women. In fact, most men do. Some men like ugly women as a fetish, but if it’s your goal to be a fetish fuck, try S&M - it’s easier. All you need is rope. But I digress… my point is really simple: You’re supposed to be more beautiful than you are. You’re supposed to improve. Improvement is a natural part of life.

For instance, when I was in the second grade, I was learning basic math. Then, over the next few years, I learned more advanced math. The same goes for a woman’s body: You may start out just simple and basic, but you can be and do so much more. That’s why you advance. If you don’t, you’re a failure.

You can call me a chauvinistic asshole if you like, but my penis knows better. If I can’t get hard looking at you, Houston, we have a problem. 

A concern troll primer! However, this one deviates from the standard concern trolling tactic in that he is worried about you, but he makes it clear that it’s all about him and his dick.

A couple of highlights in ignorance (I should, perhaps, turn this into a category in and by itself: highlights in ignorance): when he talks about improvement for women, it’s all about looking pretty. When he talks about improvement for himself, it’s about expanding his intellectual capabilities (learning math).

Also, his lack of sexual experience manifests when he claims S&M is about “ropes”. Heh, you fool. If that’s all you know, then you are not getting as much as you claim.

greengrey:

-rosasparks-:

jgh-2:

seagull:

dad-isms:

I don’t know any bride that says on her wedding day, “I wish I would have slept around a little more”

I do.  Then they eventually get divorced because they feel they settled too early before fully exploring their desires. 

You are such a fucking hateful misogynistic shit, Dad-isms. You have no idea about the first thing relating to what women think, what they feel, and who they are.
Go fuck yourself.

I don’t know who this ‘dad’ is, but he is a gigantic hairy butt boil. I don’t want his bullshit anywhere near my daughter, that’s for sure.
Ladiez? SLEEP THE FUCK AROUND. Explore your sexuality. With WHOEVER, WHENEVER.
Furthermore, if you don’t figure out what you want, what you need from your partner, you’ll never be happy in your wonderfully blessed union. Life will get pretty damn boring if it’s nothing but Grey’s Anatomy viewings and discussions about who does the laundry and reading the Garnet Hill catalogue in the bathroom.
None of this works if you don’t want to fuck the person you’re with, FOR ALL ETERNITY. Pardon me. but my eyes just rolled into the back of my head. I can see my ass now.
And dadisms, your misogyny is a stain on the universe. Please go away, you putz.

The only brides dad-isms knows are his blow up dolls when they’re dressed in their slutty bride outfit. 

dad-isms is the epitome of the concern troll. He cares about women. He worries about their well being. He has their best interest in mind while, at the same time, vomits the most disgusting misogynistic garbage.
Also, dad-isms: what in the fucking hell is to “sleep around”? I fucked a lot before I got married. However, I hardly ever slept around. Guess douchebags like you would then approve of my lifestyle because no sleeping was involved?

greengrey:

-rosasparks-:

jgh-2:

seagull:

dad-isms:

I don’t know any bride that says on her wedding day, “I wish I would have slept around a little more”

I do.  Then they eventually get divorced because they feel they settled too early before fully exploring their desires. 

You are such a fucking hateful misogynistic shit, Dad-isms. You have no idea about the first thing relating to what women think, what they feel, and who they are.

Go fuck yourself.

I don’t know who this ‘dad’ is, but he is a gigantic hairy butt boil. I don’t want his bullshit anywhere near my daughter, that’s for sure.

Ladiez? SLEEP THE FUCK AROUND. Explore your sexuality. With WHOEVER, WHENEVER.

Furthermore, if you don’t figure out what you want, what you need from your partner, you’ll never be happy in your wonderfully blessed union. Life will get pretty damn boring if it’s nothing but Grey’s Anatomy viewings and discussions about who does the laundry and reading the Garnet Hill catalogue in the bathroom.

None of this works if you don’t want to fuck the person you’re with, FOR ALL ETERNITY. Pardon me. but my eyes just rolled into the back of my head. I can see my ass now.

And dadisms, your misogyny is a stain on the universe. Please go away, you putz.

The only brides dad-isms knows are his blow up dolls when they’re dressed in their slutty bride outfit. 

dad-isms is the epitome of the concern troll. He cares about women. He worries about their well being. He has their best interest in mind while, at the same time, vomits the most disgusting misogynistic garbage.

Also, dad-isms: what in the fucking hell is to “sleep around”? I fucked a lot before I got married. However, I hardly ever slept around. Guess douchebags like you would then approve of my lifestyle because no sleeping was involved?

Concern Troll in the news: Want to do your chubby daughter a favour? Tell her she’s FAT

Why we mustn’t be afraid to tell our daughters they are fat | Mail Online

At my local village hall the other day, a little girl won a box of ­chocolates in a raffle.

Courteously, she passed them round, but I declined, telling her in a jokey tone: ‘I won’t thanks — I don’t want to get fat!’

Although my response was light-hearted, from the reaction of the child’s mother you’d have thought I’d been at best impolite and at worst indecent.

‘How dare you put pressure on my daughter by suggesting she’ll get fat if she eats chocolate!’ the woman raged.

I make no apology for my comment: after all, there is a direct and unequivocal correlation between eating chocolate and putting on weight.

Yet bit by bit the word ‘fat’ has been expunged from our modern lexicon. It is now the single ‘F’ word we’re afraid to utter.

We are so consumed by the politically correct notion that we must not force our children into believing they should be thin, we have over-looked the fact that many of them are getting ­perilously close to obese instead.

More concern trolling at the link. If you can withstand it.