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May 21 2013

#RDFbullies

Update May 21 see update below.

Oh good god. Really?

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Three posts on CFI about the Women in Secularism Conference – May 17-19

That’s on the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science website.

But we’re the bullies. Never forget that. We use our immense ruthless power as bloggers to argue with other bloggers, while poor tiny powerless meek obscure humble shoemaker Richard Dawkins simply tries to stamp Rebecca Watson into the ground a little bit more by re-posting Ron Lindsay comparing her to North Korea.

We’re the bullies. How does that work again?

And no those are not “three posts about the Women in Secularism Conference” – that’s false advertising. They’re three posts about Ron Lindsay’s dislike of feminism and then his fury at uppity women who dislike his thrusting of his dislike of feminism on a conference that wasn’t meant to be about his dislike of feminism. Those posts aren’t about the conference at all. You won’t find out by reading them that Maryam Namazie was a speaker and on a panel about leaving religion. You won’t read anything about Rebecca Goldstein’s talk or Katha Pollitt’s or Susan Jacoby’s. You won’t see anything about Debbie Goddard or Jamila Bey or Amanda Marcotte. The posts are not about the conference! They’re about spite and anger.

There’s nothing about the conference on the website. Do a search and the above item is the only one you’ll find.

Brilliant. I guess Ron was so pleased with the results of his three blog posts at the conference itself that he felt it would be even better to trash the conference afterwards with the help of Dawkins. What’s he going to do for an encore? Post photoshops of all the speakers? Is it heads on goats time?

Update May 21 No, that last para is not right, because Ron didn’t ask RDF to publish those posts.

Also, I of course know perfectly well that he wouldn’t actually post photoshops of all the speakers. On the other hand – if you had asked me, I would have said he would never attribute “the most intellectually dishonest piece of writing since the last communique issued by North Korea” to one of the speakers, either. I would never have guessed beforehand that he would write a thing like that about a speaker at a CFI conference. So, yes, in a sense I know he wouldn’t post photoshops of us, but in another sense, I don’t really know that I do know that. Yet I feel as if I do know it, hence phrasing it as “I know perfectly well that” he wouldn’t.

At any rate, I freely admit that was hyperbole. But then so was North Korea, and I’m not the CEO of anything.

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  1. 1
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Yay! A new hashtag!

    Also… this is disappointing as all hell, but I’m not at all surprised.

  2. 2
    Thomas Hobbes

    I had hoped that by now he would have edited the passage that refers to the (apparently unified) entity “Myers-Watson”.

  3. 3
    Improbable Joe, bearer of the Official SpokesGuitar

    Next up, he’s going to put up a “He-Man Woman Haters Club” sign on the CFI home page.

  4. 4
    itsmskim

    Well thank god the RDF can be there for poor, silenced Ron Lindsay. He really needed a signal boost!

  5. 5
    edithkeeler

    It’s pretty rude of Lindsay to continue to undermine another organisation’s conference for days at a time, deliberately pushing his criticisms out to an ever wider audience. I mean, the organisation you’re CEO of doesn’t want to host Women in Secularism and its not your job to promote it and its successful aspects, OK but it’s quite unprofessional to be so meanspirited about another organisation’s efforts.

    /sarcasm

  6. 6
    mouse

    Freaking hell, that is a jerk move. At least they first took the time to highlight the contributions that R. Elizabeth Cornwell made at that same conference. Oh, wait….

  7. 7
    Steve Caldwell

    Seems like an appropriate hashtag … I posted a link to the RDF articles on Twitter with this comment:

    “WTF … the Dawkins Foundation couldn’t post anything from a woman at the conference? #RDFbullies #wiscfi”

  8. 8
    R Johnston

    If this surprises you after “Dear Muslima” then your willingness to forgive idiocy is greater than I can understand.

  9. 9
    edithkeeler

    Sorry to post again, but I really just can’t get over the fact he is the CEO of the organisation he’s going out of his way to undermine to as big as audience as possible. To not promote the rest of the (highly successful according to every attendee I’ve heard report back) conference and bring that to the attention of the global RDF audience when he has the chance. Regardless of the merits of his statements, this is really not OK behaviour for a CEO or other office bearer of an organisation.

  10. 10
    Tabby Lavalamp

    Un-friggin’-believable.

  11. 11
    Bjarte Foshaug

    I have long argued that there isn’t a skeptical, atheist, humanist, or secular “community” that includes “both sides” of the current schism over misogyny and sexism at the same time. Greta Christina puts it far better than I ever could:

    I don’t give a shit about the common ground I share with these people. The common ground of “we both don’t believe in God” is a whole lot less important to me than our differences: the difference that they think it’s okay to call women cunts and I do not, the difference that they think I should be ignored because I’m ugly or a whore and I do not; the difference that they think it’s okay to persistently harass and threaten people and I do not; the difference that they think it’s okay to hack into my private email lists and I do not; the difference that they hope I get raped and I do not; the difference that they want me to fuck myself with a knife and I do not.

    So why should we still belong to the same organizations? As I have stated previously, I like the idea of A+ precisely because it alienates all the people I want nothing to do with. If I’m ever going to support a skeptical/atheist/humanist/secular organization financially again, those who care about feminism and social justice in general will have to start it themselves (Secular Woman comes to mind). The CFI, The JREF, The RDF, The Skeptic’s Society, or anyone associated with them have disqualified themselves for the rest of eternity, and then some…

  12. 12
    MJ

    Delurking to say that: so long as this shit goes on I see no reason to try and get active with skeptic/athiest groups or conferences in my area or even online. It’s glaringly obvious that being a woman my voice will not be accepted in good faith or, hell lets face it, even so much as aknowledged unless all that comes out of my mouth is “baa baa baa”

    Furthermore I thank a lot of the bloggers on this network (which I’ve lurked in for at least a year now) for refusing to back down and stop posting about the very real problems facing these ‘movements’ (can we really call it a movement anymore when so many of the leading voices are spouting such backwards rhetoric?). I remain optimistic that someday the rest of the world’s athiests/skeptics will start to catch up with your ideas and when that day comes I will be ready and armed with all the knowledge documented here to educate and promote a skeptic/athiest movement that is more accepting and embracing for everyone and not just those who are white and male. But I am still waiting for that day and until it arrives I will keep reading and educating myself.

    Thank you again, oh just about everyone who posts at all here. The bloggers, the commenters and especially the trolls, to badly paraphrase Rorschach from Watchmen: You think we’re feeding you? We aren’t feeding you, YOU are feeding US.

  13. 13
    Mary Ellen

    1) I’m still amazed that a man who was asked to give an introductory talk at a conference on women can then complain about being silenced.

    2) Okay, nobody is posting about the conference, but only about the controversy; turn the tables. Post HERE about the conference. Tell us what was said at the talks described as being so wonderful–I’d really like to know, and I can’t be the only one.

    Why does the other side of this weird altercation always get to set the agenda for discussion? Once they’ve been called on it, we could go back some discussion of the substance of the conference, maybe. That would be really good. Are they going to publish proceedngs?

  14. 14
    hyperdeath

    NateHevens:

    Yay! A new hashtag!

    Please, please no! It’s pathetic enough when they do it.

  15. 15
    Bruce Everett

    Have to agree with hyperdeath on the hashtag usage. Has to stay purely sarcastic, and not an actual hashtag, and needs to be used sparingly, otherwise the tragedy would be too much…

  16. 16
    Illuminata, Genie in the Beer Bottle

    xposting

    Has anyone joined Secular Women? My CFI donation dollars need a new, good home. Any other good orgs needing my $$ I should consider?

  17. 17
    sueinnm

    ??? Was my comment removed because, apparently, the person I was responding to was removed? If so, it might be courteous to inform the person who responded.

  18. 18
    Brian E

    Coincidentaly, I also have not frequented, nor followed RDF at least since 2009, and Richard, or at least his eponymous website has gone down hill. First it was Russell Blackford, then Richard Dawkins. Look out PZ! If I stop being a regular follower and member of your site….oh wait, I’ve always been more of an interested onlooker/smart arse occasional commenter. You’re safe, carry on….

  19. 19
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Richard Dawkins simply tries to stamp Rebecca Watson into the ground a little bit more by re-posting Ron Lindsay comparing her to North Korea.

    Yeah because Rebecca Watson has nuclear bombs ballistic missiles /rockets that occassionallyeven work, starves millions of people to death and completely controls the lives of .. (quick wikipedia check) twenty four million people restricting their access to any other form of contact or communication with the outsdie world ..Oh wait!

    (Do I really need a /Sarc tag?)

    My first reaction to hearing of this was : WTF!?!?!

    Y’know it actually still is.

    Doubling and tripling down and melting down online again? I .. don’t ..just .. huh .. what ..have some people learned nothing?

  20. 20
    Wowbagger, Designated Snarker

    Since the first commandment of the Slymepit is ‘thou shalt commit false equivalence’, Ron Lindsay’s efforts are bound to be approved by the members of that particular pond.

  21. 21
    Jackie

    MJ, I know that feel, but look at it this way:

    This is why we should support a new movement. This is why A+ and skepticism that does not exclude religion and social justice issues are so important. The old guard of the s/a movement have stymied and embarrassed their movement and are actively driving decent people away while they welcome creeps and bigots. Let them. They’re quickly becoming irrelevant and they don’t want us to stop them. OK. Message received. Don’t let their failure quench your passion. Try to hold on to it and redirect it. I think it’s worth it.

  22. 22
    FTBisaShambles

    C’mon guys. You people are like desperate morons clinging to a lawnmower that has ran out of fuel.

    Bloggers are leaving you. The community has turned against you. Feminists have turned against you. Conferences have turned against you.

    You get hostile receptions where ever you go. You have to hide behind asinine block bots on Twitter because your bullshit keeps on getting called out. Ophelia has to keep producing childish posts because she keeps on getting owned. Watson is a bully and a liar. PZ the same. Svan a defender of a thug. You people are responsible for intimidating feminists, including some who have now admitted they are frightened of speaking out.

    Stay classy, losers.

    PS – The Slymepit has cut you down to size. It will finish FTBlogs off, once and for all.

  23. 23
    Ophelia Benson

    Susan, I haven’t removed any comments. Perhaps yours was on a different thread? It’s easy to get them mixed up.

  24. 24
    Ophelia Benson

    Susan again – I think that’s what happened – you have a comment on “He wants to pull the trigger” which is addressed to someone, so I think that’s the one you were looking for.

  25. 25
    Ophelia Benson

    @ 22 – riiight. You keep telling yourself that.

  26. 26
    Kevin

    @22: Then why are you here? Why bother?

    Seriously, you can leave any time you want. And never ever return.

    In fact, we’d all appreciate it. I, for one, want to start completely ignoring the likes of you in favor of people who have demonstrated they actually have brains. And empathy. And even the slightest, merest sliver of a shred of simple human decency.

    Why don’t you go away until you can find some of that? That way, the adults can talk.

  27. 27
    loopnotdefined

    @22 …”morons”, “losers”, use of violent rhetoric, and somehow Freethought Blogs are the bullies? How could you be so disconnected from reality? Even disconnected from your own words?

    Personally, I’d rather donate to another group than CFI over this, as long as Ron Lindsay is their CEO. I’ve always assumed folks like Vacula save their true opinions for anonymous hate-filled tirades, and after seeing Ron Lindsay’s follow-up posts I’m starting to suspect the same of him. In other words, his fumbled North Korea reference is likely still a polite version of his honest opinion.

  28. 28
    hyperdeath

    Kevin:

    @22: Then why are you here? Why bother?

    The funniest thing about these rants is the way in which they almost seem to demand agreement. They’re written in the same voice as someone screaming “stop laughing at me”.

  29. 29
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Please, please no! It’s pathetic enough when they do it.

    Sorry… I meant that to be sarcastic but forgot the appropriate tags…

  30. 30
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    C’mon guys. You people are like desperate morons clinging to a lawnmower that has ran out of fuel.

    Bloggers are leaving you. The community has turned against you. Feminists have turned against you. Conferences have turned against you.

    You get hostile receptions where ever you go. You have to hide behind asinine block bots on Twitter because your bullshit keeps on getting called out. Ophelia has to keep producing childish posts because she keeps on getting owned. Watson is a bully and a liar. PZ the same. Svan a defender of a thug. You people are responsible for intimidating feminists, including some who have now admitted they are frightened of speaking out.

    Stay classy, losers.

    PS – The Slymepit has cut you down to size. It will finish FTBlogs off, once and for all.

    People are asking you to leave, so I’m actually a bit hesitant asking this, but I really want to see evidence of this.

    Women in Secularism is CFI’s most popular conference. It seems that more and more feminists are joining Freethought Blogs. It’s the Slymepit that seems small in comparison.

    So I need to see citations and numbers. And Alexa ratings mean fuck-all, BTW… those are constantly in flux and change all the time.

    I’m curious about the citations you’ve got, there. Are you pulling this out of your ass, or can you support your statements, like a good skeptic, with evidence?

    The remarkable thing is, none of you seem to have evidence; when asked, you always obfuscate and insult and evade. Maybe you’ll be different?

  31. 31
    Klang

    Bloggers are leaving you. The community has turned against you. Feminists have turned against you. Conferences have turned against you.

    Any chance of any evidence for the claims here?

    No? Just assertions? What an excellent skeptic you are.

    Keep it up, slymers.

  32. 32
    Klang

    Ah, Nate got in before me :)

    I will note on the ‘bloggers are leaving you’ that this is a particularly stupid claim when 3 (I believe? Possibly more?) new people have joined FTB over the last couple of weeks.

  33. 33
    oolon

    @FTBisaShambles, LOL! Did you get your talk from Commander “End Times” Tuvok? He was certainly predicting the imminent demise of FTBs well over a year ago. I guess like any good “End Times” preacher you just keep pushing it out… Any day now… Any day now…

  34. 34
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    As for CFI… I’m going with Amanda Marcotte on this one; CFI is a brilliant organization that has done shit-tons of good for secularism and skepticism and atheism. Every organization has bad apples, and what we need to do now is wait and see how CFI handles theirs. I’m not willing to throw out CFI yet, because I want to see what they do, first. My feelings towards CFI are very much dependent on what they do going forward.

    So we’ll see. what happens from here forward all depends on CFI. They are very much in the spotlight, now. They have some very hard decisions to make going forward.

    What will ultimately make my decision on CFI is very simple: will they host a third Women in Secularism conference?

  35. 35
    hyperdeath

    Oolon:

    @FTBisaShambles, LOL! Did you get your talk from Commander “End Times” Tuvok?

    I get the impression that “FTBisaShambles” is Commander Tuvok. No one whines quite like he does.

  36. 36
    Kevin

    @35: I think in order for me to change my now-negative opinion of CFI, they’re going to have to change leadership and sponsor WiS3. And to a much-higher level than before.

    Other than that — no. I have other places for my time and money. Especially money.

  37. 37
    Ophelia Benson

    Yes, I too think #22 is Tuvok. He always says that “you’re dying, dying, and we are triumphing” nonsense.

    No of course he doesn’t have evidence. It’s bullshit. I have access to the stats.

    Yes there’s turnover but as noted, new people join. We add new bloggers slowly and carefully. If we wanted to just add Mass Quantities to impress the tuvoks, we could do that, but we don’t want to, so we don’t.

    Don’t blame CFI for this. They’re good people. Ron was acting on his own.

  38. 38
    surreptitous57

    Does Commander Tuvok not usually post under his user name
    which makes me think that it is not him though this is academic

    I do not know what the most up to date statistics are but the last
    time I checked Freethought Blogs had over a hundred thousand

    The Slymepit by contrast has less than eight hundred members
    So if any one is going down it is on paper going to be it not them

    But the machine must be fed and it has an insatiable appetite so
    as long as that is true no one is going to the wall from either side

  39. 39
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Kevin @ #36:

    believe me. I understand completely. And I’m not saying you shouldn’t feel that way. It may very well be true that CFI stands behind Ron, in which case, that’s their loss, not ours.

    But maybe CFI will have that sea-change.

    I think CFI needs to be given a chance to decide and map out how to deal with this. This is why I’m staying neutral on CFI specifically.

    Also remember that there are tons of branches of CFI that are utterly against what Ron did, too. Consider, for example, CFI Ottawa, headed by Dear Ania. The board is all women, all of them feminists. They still deserve support, and I say that not just because I met Ania at WiS.

    What the main CFI does at this point has yet to be seen, but it would not surprise me if even now there was a very long and hard conversation being had amongst the board. I’ll be watching CFI very closely from this point forward, to see what happens. I suggest we all do the same.

    Impolitic.

    That’s the word that make all the difference in what happens going forward.

    Remember it, and use it.

  40. 40
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    Don’t blame CFI for this. They’re good people. Ron was acting on his own.

    I will blame them (i.e. the org. and its board) if they don’t denounce him. He ought to be forced to apologise (a real apology, not a notpology) to the participants and organisers of WiS2 at the very least. Preferably, he should resign as CEO.

    I also think the organisers of WiS should look out for another sponsor and divorce themselves from CFI unless Lindsay is replaced with someone who is willing to support it as one of CFI’s goals.

  41. 41
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    In fact, I’m kinda thinking that a lack of official response by CFI and the fact that Lindsay’s posts still remain on their site at this point, days after they were first posted, says all you need to know about CFI. Would there be this kind of condonation if Lindsay had been pro-racist or anti-Semitic instead of anti-feminist? I don’t think so.

  42. 42
    Eneraldo Carneiro

    I’m baffled as how people who call themselves “critical thinkers”, “skeptics”, who, I think, for the most part are Metaphysical Naturalists, and so don’t believe in contracausal free-will, can find the concept of ‘privilege’ controversial.
    And behave as if “critical thinking”, “skepticism”, were magic spells.

  43. 43
    Ophelia Benson

    Tuvok of course doesn’t tell us when Tuvok posts under other names, but I get comments like #22 quite regularly and they echo things Tuvok says when typing as Tuvok. That stupid triumphalist “we are going to bury you” bullshit is very Tuvok.

  44. 44
    Ophelia Benson

    Small correction: CFI Ottawa is headed by Seanna Watson.

  45. 45
    Ophelia Benson

    Now I have to add a couple of corrections to this post.

  46. 46
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    CFI Ottawa is headed by Seanna Watson.

    Ah right. Sorry about that. I just made the connection because Ania’s the only one I’ve met in connection to that branch of CFI…

  47. 47
    Jackie

    Ah, more road apples of wisdom from the Slime Pit.
    We’re shake’n in our shoes #22. What ever will we do without the support of people like you?

    I mean, aside from be much happier and get more done.

    Again, if that’s who JREF, RDF and CFI’s CEO want to cater to, they are more than welcome to them. I’ll be staying on this side of the rift, thanks. Even if this were the road less traveled, it would be the best road to take.

    eneraldocarneiro, If it’s a spell, they rolled and botched.

  48. 48
    frog

    What Ibis3 said @40.

    I don’t pretend to know what the power structure is at CFI, and it’s probably difficult to just oust a CEO, but silence = approval in this case. Someone over there ought to be shouting, “Some of us think he was a complete asshat, and we’re trying to fix the situation; please bear with us while we do official things we can’t talk about.”

    The longer it takes, the worse it looks, and the more thorough the solution will need to be. If Lindsay had soon apologized, lots of people could have tolerated him remaining CEO and still supported CFI. But continuing to dig the hole, and now getting Dawkins’s foundation to provide a backhoe and drilling rig, is causing a sinkhole to open under CFI.

  49. 49
    Jackie

    I’m with Kevin and Ibis on this one. As long as Ron works for them as CEO and no official apology is forthcoming, they are written off. Dawkins writes some good books and his org does some good work too. I don’t care. He’s helped make this community toxic and I cannot support him or anything with his name attached to it. If the other employees are so awesome and CFI is not represented by the things Ron is saying, then I expect them to do something to definitively demonstrate that.

  50. 50
    DearAnia

    Yikes! Nathan, thanks for the promotion but I am just a volunterr/secretary/publicity, not the head. Seanna is the head and she does an amazing job at it. xD

  51. 51
    Raging Bee

    Yeah, comparing Rebecca Watson to North Korea pretty much sinks Ron Lindsey’s credibility right there.

  52. 52
    Ophelia Benson

    frog – I think I was updating right when you were commenting – Ron didn’t get RDF to help with the digging.

  53. 53
    Sili

    The Slymepit has cut you down to size. It will finish FTBlogs off, once and for all.

    I see you’ve taken a page out of our Montrealean friends script.

    Have fun with that.

  54. 54
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    I made you a Bingo Card
    And I think I need to tweet some hugs @Meldoy Hensley for whom I’m feeling really sorry. It must hurt very much to have your boss destroy the wonderful work you did.
    There#s a saying in German “Was andere aufbauen schubst er mit dem Arsch um” “What other build he knocks over with his ass” Describes Lindsay perfectly…

  55. 55
    Argle Bargle

    frog @48

    I don’t pretend to know what the power structure is at CFI, and it’s probably difficult to just oust a CEO

    It’s happened before at CFI. Lindsay either:

    Pushed Paul Kurtz out of CFI or

    Kurtz left voluntarily

    but the last change of command at CFI was something of a spectacle.

  56. 56
    edithkeeler

    Well they certainly give the impression Ron did the republishing there, what with his name hyperlinked under it in the style of an actual author of the blog. If you’re republishing something you usually have your own name in the template author field and who wrote the article in field. Someone went out of their way to create an author ID on the blog for RL. So … that’s pretty poor Internet form from them if they didn’t bother to ask.

  57. 57
    Ophelia Benson

    Oh, I didn’t notice that. I don’t go there so I’m unfamiliar with the protocols.

  58. 58
    edithkeeler

    I don’t go there either but if their protocol is to create a new author ID for every article they link to or republish that is … weird.

  59. 59
    Kevin

    I’m perfectly willing to change my position about CFI — if the board deals with Ron’s misbehavior (and let’s be clear — that’s exactly what it was) in the strongest possible terms.

    Until then — sorry. I have better things to do with my money and my time.

  60. 60
    SallyStrange

    I hate that that Tuvok dude is besmirching the name of a really cool Star Trek character (even if the Voyager series was totally filled with woo).

  61. 61
    Martha

    The move WiS from CFI meme doesn’t take into account the fact that Melody Henson, who is a CFI employee, has been largely responsible for getting this conference going. I’ll support WiS wherever and however Melanie wishes. However, if Lindsay doesn’t apologize, I’ll want to be damned sure the money is going to Melanie’s account, not his.

    On a less serious note, I’m very sorry to disagree with SallyStrange and to agree instead with Matt Yglesias that Tuvok was a boring, one dimensional character. Rather like the Pitter who uses his name (among others).

  62. 62
    theobromine

    Nate @46: Though we did meet (at the hotel restaurant), I don’t think CFI ever came up in conversation, which as I recall ranged from cognitive science to cognac, coffee, chocolate, cilantro and pine-nuts.

    Perhaps this is dreaming in technicolour, but I really wish there were some way to get the word out that we had an amazing conference, with much awesomeness among both speakers and attendees (while simultaneously addressing the unpleasant fallout of the opening speech and subsequent events).

    (Seanna Watson aka theobromine)

  63. 63
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Oh! Well now I feel even more stupid! It was great to meet you, theobromine!

    But I never made the connection… :(

  64. 64
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Makes it worse that I should have made the connection considering the polo you were wearing, but then I never claimed observational skills as a particular talent…

    Perhaps this is dreaming in technicolour, but I really wish there were some way to get the word out that we had an amazing conference, with much awesomeness among both speakers and attendees (while simultaneously addressing the unpleasant fallout of the opening speech and subsequent events).

    Yeah! It was amazing and otherwise CFI put on a brilliant conference. That’s the thing… CFI needs to be watched very closely now because I’m not willing to… as they say… throw the baby out with the bathwater. It wouldn’t surprise me if the reason they’ve been silent so far is because they’re in meetings to figure out what to do. We’ll see what happens…

  65. 65
    Ophelia Benson

    I am totally going to talk about the awesomeness now. And posting some pictures was meant to be part of talking about the awesomeness.

  66. 66
    Ophelia Benson

    And Nate don’t feel stupid! Seanna doesn’t broadcast it.

  67. 67
    theobromine

    Hey Nate, please don’t feel stupid. I’m not at all offended, and only made note of it to help clarify the cast of characters.

  68. 68
    Stevarious, Public Health Problem

    CFI Ottawa, headed by Dear Ania. The board is all women, all of them feminists.

    MISANDRY!!1!1!!eleventy!1

  69. 69
    theobromine

    Stevarious, u r doing it rong.

    The correct response is:

    I for one welcome my feminist overlords!!!111eleventy

  70. 70
    DearAnia

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    This is why she’s boss ;). Because she leaves comments like that as number 69.

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