]] tactic used in geek feminist debates is a claim that discussing sexism is a''' mere ploy to win an unrelated argument''' or to '''draw attention away from another issue'''. This is often combined with the argument that accusations of sexism themselves are a uniquely powerful silencing tactic which is an effective way to win a debate unrelated to sexism.
This is related to the [[damaging my reputation
]] silencing tactic, which also argues that sexism is a very powerful accusation which is regularly misused as a weapon.
== Examples ==
* Several commenters in the [[EMACS virgins joke
]] incident alleged that accusations of sexism were a mere argument tactic by geeks on one side of a technical argument.
== See also ==
* [[Pregnant person fallacy