Justin Vacula has done a new YouTube video, at the request of the slime pit. He calls it a “dramatic* reading” of a comment here at FreethoughtBlogs. Specifically, it is a comment posted at Butterflies and Wheels, on a post that mentions that Vacula is trying to raise enough money to attend Women in Secularism**. EEB, who comments here as well, is upset about the idea.
Vacula’s delivery in the video is more melodramatic than dramatic, and as he mentions in the notes on the video, there’s a long stretch where he can’t stop himself from laughing. Video tucked below the fold to make sure it doesn’t autoplay for anyone who doesn’t want to watch it.
As I mentioned, this video was done for members of the slime pit. They were delighted enough by EEB’s comment to be quite blatant about what they want.
Ptichguest: To EEB: Give up, give up, give up! Please, just give – up. I think the atheist/sceptic community would actually become stronger for it. If you’re thinking of giving it up, please do. Don’t worry. We can pick up the pieces.
rayshul: Absolutely! It wold be wonderful if you gave up! I’m so glad you’re considering it.
welch: GIVE UP! GIVE UP!GIVE UP!GIVE UP!
I’ve chatted with EEB. I’m pretty sure she’s not the quitting type. She’s been through more than these assholes, and she’s still enduring, even when she’s discouraged.
Them? Predatory slimebags who thought they found something easy they could claim credit for. A batch of the usual hate crew left comments on her blog overnight too, but she handled it with the amazing powers of
censorship comment moderation.
Still, the next time someone asks you why there are so few women in the secular movement, tell them it’s because people like these are doing their damndest to make sure we leave.
* Oh, the irony. Who is doing ths for the drama?
** Do not let this stop you from attending. In the comments, Melody Hensley, who is organizing the conference assures us that she has everything in hand, whether or not Vacula attends. If you have specific concerns, however, she also provides contact information. So go register. It’s going to be a gathering of amazing people.