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Aug 07 2013

Talking about it

So I did this yesterday – a live discussion thing at the Huffington Post, with Rebecca and Sikivu. It was about the atheism-women issue.

It was an interesting day to have such a discussion.

 

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  1. 1
    octopod

    I just wanted to make sure everyone here who wants to know who to look out for knew about More Will Be Named.

  2. 2
    A. Noyd

    Try this link instead: More Will Be Named

    (You have to stick an http:// on URLs or WordPress thinks you’re linking within the post and “helpfully” adds the post’s URL to the front.)

  3. 3
    A. Noyd

    Ugh, that question. Yeah, why doesn’t atheism have its own Relief Society where the laydeez can get together and talk about their babies and bake sales and how to crochet doilies (and whatever other things interest the little dears) without bothering the real atheists: men?

  4. 4
    Ophelia Benson

    Right? “Get your own atheism, this one’s ours!” The hell it is.

  5. 5
    rnilsson

    “Talk about it” was the theme of a meme* a couple years back, mostly on Twitter, here in Scandinavia. That came before, and possibly even precipitated, the arrest warrant on watsisname Wikiboy** who is now in limbo on some equalatorial embassy or other in fear of being extradited to face his charges of rape, or maybe a bit of treason and espionage on top. At least those parts I can remember, somewhat.

    * Talking about rape and sexual assault/harassment.
    ** Lasagne, was it?

  6. 6
    MyaR

    I watched this morning — really excellent discussion, from some of my favorite atheists. Also, is there some sort of MRA bat signal to call them all? That comment thread at HuffPo is full of slyme.

  7. 7
    johnthedrunkard

    Schermer…quelle suprise!

    Can anyone track the correlation between Rand and rape apologists? It would certainly explain how this misogynist undercurrent could be so prominent in atheist circles.

  8. 8
    latsot

    I found it strange that you were “Ophelia” and Rebecca was “Rebecca” but Sikivu was “Dr Hutchinson”.

  9. 9
    Ophelia Benson

    Hmm – maybe she just wasn’t sure how to say Sikivu?

  10. 10
    A. Noyd

    Ophelia (#9)

    Hmm – maybe she just wasn’t sure how to say Sikivu?

    Well, the host did do that “oh shit, I don’t know how to say this name” hesitation thing while introducing her.

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