I’m beginning to think that one of the big problems facing atheists is … incompetence. A representative from the Secular Policy Institute approached another organization and tried to convince them they ought to sign up with SPI. In the back and forth that followed after the organization expressed their lack of interest, the representative said a few things.
“I’m starting to believe that the reason the secular movement doesn’t have more women is the women. Prove me wrong.”
That tactic might have worked if, for instance, they were trying to recruit some MRA group, but they weren’t. They wanted the Feminist Freethinkers to join them.
I think the reason the secular movement doesn’t have more women is thanks to men like that.