“When men are talking to each other in any serious manner, that underlying threat of physicality is always there, especially if it’s a real conversation. It keeps the thing civilized to some degree. If you’re talking to a man who wouldn’t fight with you under any circumstances whatsoever, then you’re talking to someone [for] whom you have absolutely no respect. But I can’t see any way … For example there’s a woman in Toronto who’s been organizing this movement, let’s say, against me and some other people who are going to do a free-speech event. And she managed to organize quite effectively, and she’s quite offensive, you might say. She compared us to Nazis, for example, publicly, using the Swastika, which wasn’t something I was all that fond of. But I’m defenceless against that kind of female insanity, because the techniques that I would use against a man who was employing those tactics are forbidden to me.”
Full interview link: https://youtu.be/bTFFzNMpjT0
Interviewer: in a video you said that the problem with those angry women is that since at the end of the argument you cannot fight physically, you can’t really deal with them.
Peterson: [hhh… laughs and shakes head. High pitch] That’s not what I said. I said that that’s one of the things that keeps conversations between men civil. Women can’t argue with angry women. Women are often bullied by angry women.
This is a red herring. He has shifted the focus from men being victimised to women being victimised but his focus/blame remains on ‘crazy angry women’ who are out of control due to the supposed lack of threat of violence against them.
This is likely a projection as Peterson is angry, crazy and a little out of control.
Interviewer [unphased by mental gymnastics] ‘you said that (and I’m not trying to paraphrase you or put words into your mouth),
Peterson: [interjects aggressively] you actually you are trying that directly
Interviewer: it is things that you said. That you cannot deal with those, uh— [crazy hysterical
Peterson: yes, but [dont try to tell me that you’re not putting words into my mouth]… because you’ve selected what you’re going to ask. You selected it very carefully, with a tremendous amount of forethought. And there’s a purpose for that.
Peterson’s characterisation of Feminists as crazy can be taken in a long history of female suppression, where those who even spoke in public, let alone rallied against crushing levels of (unpaid) labour at home, or spousal emotional neglect could be institutionalised: NYtimes article with links