gmalivuk wrote:What the comic is saying is that people who say B are automatically A. This does *not* imply that everyone in C is A, nor does it make the comic indirectly about C as a whole.
Ok, I see what you are saying. I disagree that people who say B are automatically A, but I agree with your interpretation that that is what the comic implies.
To be clear: I never said that the comic implies that everyone in C is A. I mentioned C as a group of people that might reasonably say B even though they are not A, to refute the point that everyone who says B is A. That's why I think the comic is generalizing unfairly.
Maybe a certain level of generalization is necessary for a three-panel comic to make any kind of point at all. But the fact that these comics only seem to pop up to criticize loser men (which is a relatively “safe” group of people to make fun of) still leaves a sour taste in my mouth.