When Carrie met Rocket

Amy did an interview of Carrie Poppy about Women in Secularism. There are a lot of pictures taken by Amy so you can see with your own eyes how horribly bullied Carrie is being by the dreaded FTBullies who of course include the Skepchicks and also Rocket. Rocket is being super mean and Carrie is just crushed.

Have you been influenced by any women in the secular or skeptic communities? If so, who and why were they influential?

I don’t agree with everything anyone says (you know, because I’m a human with a unique brain that’s not exactly like anyone else’s brain), but I’ve at various times been moved by Eugenie Scott’s courageous and exhausting work fighting anti-science in the classroom, Sharon Hill’s tireless skeptical gumshoe work, Sadie Crabtree’s amazing talk at TAM9 wherein she spoke on effective skeptical outreach, Rebecca Watson’s humor and insight, Claire Knowlton’s disarmingly honest and challenging work on Selfish Blogger (where she calls on people to give up as much money and time as they can to those in need, on humanist grounds) and you, Amy Davis Roth, who once said to me “the only reason to get into skepticism is to help people.” Hear hear.

There are also countless women involved locally who work, often thanklessly, out of the spotlight, and are always inspirations. Some examples I see every day are Stacy Kennedy, Wendy Hughes, Taylor Proctor, Alice Pine, Louise Monaco, and on and on.

Stacy and Alice! I have been influenced by them too likewise.

Read it all and check out Rocket being a bully.


  1. Tony ∞2012 recipient of the coronal mass erection∞ says

    I believe the Internet will break in half.
    Carrie spoke certain words that will send some into a tizzy.
    She said conference speaker lists tend to be male dominated.

    I thinks I hear the breakage even now.
    Seriously though, I’m all for greater diversity in the movement. I hope to attend one of these conferences someday soon.

  2. Stacy says


    And I have been very much influenced by you, and I know Alice has too likewise.

    Itsa good interview. And wonderful pics.

  3. Didaktylos says

    Can’t you see she’s been bullied so severely that not even “Stockholm Syndrome” is an adequate description …

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