Not long after I became active in the skeptics and secularist community, the so-called “elevatorgate” incident happened. I was quickly introduced to the sexism that exists in the community. I mean, sexism is everywhere, especially online, but I expected this community to be somewhat more enlightened. It seems I was wrong. The snowball has been […]
This tweet was retweeted by Richard Dawkins’ Twitter account yesterday: Good for you Lucy. Good for you. There are numerous women who have, but I’m glad you’re not one of them.
Jen McCreight just got a fun comment on an old blog post that she reposted for our amusement. It is a wonderful little thing of insanity. I decided to play with it. The comment by WanTan Silo is in blue. PZ’s reputation as a reasonable scientist is definitely tarnished by the way he sets aside reason […]
I sometimes write about feminism, but I rarely write about the anti-feminists. I do follow the blog Man Boobz though, and yesterday I found a link to an interesting article from Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organisation dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, titled “Leader’s Suicide Brings Attention to Men’s Rights Movement”. The […]
A while back I was watching one of Tim Minchin’s videos on YouTube, and against better judgement ended up browsing the comments. One person commented on him wearing eyeliner – calling it “guyliner”. I’ve heard it being called that many times, but suddenly I thought: Why the hell do they call it that? What’s wrong […]
A couple of months back a strange article titled “Womanspace” appeared on Nature’s website. It is an impressive piece of misogynist shit. Claimed by the author, Ed Rybicki, in a comment to be “tounge-in-cheek”: Ed Rybicki said: I wrote this tongue-in-cheek, but I swear I’ve witnessed my daughter entering Womanspace recently: she’s 16, and has […]
For a little while now the hashtag #mencallmethings has been very busy on Twitter. The hashtag was started by blogger Sady Doyle last Monday. This hashtag has spawned a number of articles and blogposts. I have gone through the tweets and collected the most relevant links. Yes, it did take me several hours! Here they […]
Every time the issue of feminism comes up in a blog post somewhere online, a number of misogynist trolls will soon show up. You could probably bet good money on their swift appearance—crawling out from whatever cave it is they live in. You also get the regular misogyny-apologist who usually is someone who simply don’t […]