Mr. Deity and the Victim-Blaming and Dismissiveness of Serious Allegations

Brian K. Dalton (aka Mr Deity) has stepped in it bigtime. As a SUBTLE JAB (pfft) at all these issues in the skeptical community with regard to accusations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and general predation, especially the accusations of such leveled against his friend Michael Shermer, he’s slipped into the end post-credits of his latest video (here, starting at 5:24) some interesting parallels. Like all “subtle jabs” predicated on a lack of understanding of a situation, however, they have all the subtlety of a hand grenade in a bucket of paint, and they fall apart under any degree of scrutiny.

Trigger warning for discussion of rape tactics and victim-blaming.
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Alcohol abuse

The humanity! 7000 bottles of wine, destroyed by what could only be described as “the act of a vengeful god indeed”. Now what the hell are the residents of Sheboygan going to do?

Thanks to a WordPress mess-up, you might have seen this briefly on Thursday in the wee hours of the morning when I scheduled this for what I know will probably be a busy Saturday. :/