Some interesting comments on Rebecca’s post yesterday on the SCA and Vacula.
Voice for Men? How about a Voice for White People, a Voice for Christians, and a Voice for the Wealthy? Oh yes, we must always ensure that those who are already privileged in society get to yell louder then their opponents, to maintain the status quo in society, even if they are abusive and dishonest.
To which nymchimpsky replies:
What about the straight people? WHY DON’T YOU CARE ABOUT THEM?
*weeps for the straight people*
Of course there are equivalents of Voices for white people, rich people, Christians, and straight people…But they don’t call themselves A Voice for. (The one for rich people pretty much calls itself the US government, frankly.)
Bjarte Foshaug makes a good point (as he so often does) –
…when the haters, and hyperskeptics and false-equivalence-spouting bothsiders go on about keeping politics/ideology out of atheism/skepticism, we should not let them get away with framing the most conservative and outright reactionary views imaginable as the “unpolitical”, “non ideological” position.
Nor should we buy into the “let bygones be bygones” view when nothing has changed.