I have had this problem a few times. Here's the situation.
A post will be of the form "New Research Shows x implies y"
I will make a post that says "Actually abc implies y doesn't exist"
Someone will say "abc doesn't exist!"
I provide sources
Someone calls me a derogatory name or gives a witty put down devoid of content
I say that isn't called for and reiterate sources/provide more.
I become unpopular and everyone flags my post and the last name caller gets a bunch of upvotes.
For complete disclosure this has just happened in the thread on female masturbation on the front page. Is this really how the site works? I'm relatively new but it's very much a popularity contest where people seem unwilling to engage in discussion and let go of their sacred cows. Any input, even if I disagree with it, would be appreciated.