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  1. peptron says

    PZ, how could you pass the chance to end your comment by “so guys don’t do that.” instead of the pedestrian “so don’t waste your time.”
    I am shocked, shocked and frothing.

  2. moarscienceplz says

    But, but hating on RW is the most productive thing they do – how can you call it wasting time? PZ obviously has no respect for the amount of effort that goes into hating Rebecca.

  3. says

    I always thought there would be more backlash towards Ms. Watson’s “Don’t be a dick” position. I never admired it because I quite like being a dick about my atheism. How the world at large turned against her on something so simple as don’t be a creep has always mystified me.

  4. don1 says

    I’m in the UK, but if I could I would ask, ‘Do you think it’s going to get better?’

    If people keep pushing and standing up will it get better? Even if it doesn’t, of course, it’s still worth pushing and standing up.

  5. left0ver1under says

    2&3 –

    More likely, the MRA clowns “think” it’s freedom – as in, males are “free to dominate women”. It certainly explains their ignorant attitudes and actions.

    I say males because they’re not deserving of the word men.

  6. says

    Mike:

    I always thought there would be more backlash towards Ms. Watson’s “Don’t be a dick” position. I never admired it because I quite like being a dick about my atheism.

    “Don’t be a dick” is Phil Plait, not Rebecca Watson.

    How the world at large turned against her on something so simple as don’t be a creep has always mystified me.

    Rebecca Watson never said “don’t be a creep.” She said “Guys, don’t do that.” Try and get your facts straight before you twist them.

  7. says

    Surely, “Don’t be a Dick” is Wil Wheaton’s TMed phrase? Watson was “Guys, don’t do that,” which I’m sure we all agree was language inflammatory beyond forbearance. [/sarcasm]

  8. says

    NelC:

    Surely, “Don’t be a Dick” is Wil Wheaton’s TMed phrase?

    It is, however, in the atheoskeptisphere, it’s considered to be Phil Plait’s thing. Y’know, this subgroup, that subgroup, and those guys over there.

  9. says

    Rebecca did use the phrase for a talk about effectively communicating with people close to you, but when Phil used it for his much more vague talk, it became apparently indelibly associated with him.

  10. anuran says

    MRAs also called women and girls “females” so calling them males is appropriate.
    Calling them “adult men” certainly isn’t