Posted December 30, 2011on:
I bet some of you are already spoiling for a fight in the comments of this post simply because of the title.
How ridiculous of you.
I was going to write down my thoughts about the recent ‘Reddit makes me hate atheists’ article written by Rebecca for Skepchick, but it seems so many people have summarised what I wanted to say in a much better way than I could.
I am truly saddened to see people I count as friends completely dismissing a genuine problem (sexism, and rape comments aimed at a 15 year old) because they don’t like Rebecca Watson. I think the below articles are important.
Greta Christina – Why ‘yes but…’ is the wrong response to Misogyny
Jason Thibeault – Why is Rebecca Watson so damn polarizing
Skepchick – Why chicks gotta be so dumb?
Also worth a read, is ‘Not a touch’ by Ophelia Benson