Jaclyn Glenn has another video. In this one she’s replying to someone else’s video which is replying to her video berating people who said Elliot Rodger’s adventure in murder was motivated by misogyny. (Video to video to video. It’s so cumbersome. Why can’t they just type it all, as humans were meant to do?) She starts off with a sarcastic apology for saying Rodger’s adventure was caused solely by mental illness, then drops the sarcasm to say that’s not at all what she said. Huh. She certainly did say it was definitely not misogyny, it was mental illness. She said that with great emphasis and certitude. The bit where she says “there were also other factors” didn’t take up nearly as much time or get as much emphasis. She explains that.
I never said that mental illness was solely to blame, I said several times that there were other things that played a role, and the point of the video was simply to let people know that mental illness played a role, that it wasn’t just misogyny, because I was sick and tired of seeing all these special interest groups jumping in on a tragedy and trying to capitalize on it and trying to use it to further their specific agendas.
“Special interest groups” – that’s one of the dopiest (yet effective) catchphrases ever invented. It means “groups with interests that are opposed to my interests.” Glenn of course is here bashing feminism as a “special interest group” while attempting to exonerate noisy angry misogyny. It’s odd that she sees feminism as a “special interest group” but organized misogynists as just…I don’t know, part of nature, I guess. The Richard Dawkins Foundation, toe-curlingly, has a thing it calls Secular Stars. (Ew. Ew ew ew.) Jaclyn Glenn is at the top of the page, with a gushing blurb.
With her sharp wit and smashing sense of humor, Jaclyn Glenn has quickly become the new “it” girl in the atheist community. Her hit Youtube channel, she has rocketed passed [sic] 100,000 subscriptions in no time flat and millions have been entertained by her quirky view of the world.