If you see a debate on the place of rape jokes in comedy, and your response is to go on Twitter and make vile suggestions about how the woman in the debate ought to be raped or is too fat to have to worry about being raped or any similar comment, you should probably just erase that tweet. And then go die in a fire.
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(Do yourself a favor and put this link somewhere you’ll remember it. Probably in the medicine cabinet. Next time you feel nauseous and angry at the world because you accidentally read something one of those Pick-up Artist people wrote, read the article to make yourself feel better about the world.)
LTMC: I liked this quote from Roosh’s book:
[Denmark] liberalized me when it came to a government taking care of its citizens….Denmark sucks balls for [sleeping with] women, but it kills the United States when it comes to having a higher standard of living.
Another one to file under the horrors of Socialism.
I totally meant to blog about this article when I first read it a couple weeks ago, but I’m like the laziest blogger in the world. Apparently, Denmark is some sort of hellhole for skeevy pick-up artists. Hopefully, more of the world can follow.
By responding to criticism of their otherizing of Muslims by insisting on the superiority of Western civilization, the Islamaphobes of New Atheism continue the project of imperialism. Moreover, they wield the very thing New Atheists most pride themselves on – the treasured quality of being “rational” – to dismiss and belittle those in the skeptical community who call them out on their bullshit. Harris and his defenders insist that any rational reading of his words can only lead to the conclusion that he is anything but racist or Islamaphobic (a term, in fact, that Harris claims is incoherent) – and anyone coming to a different conclusion, therefore, must be motivated by either Bad Ideas, personal animus, or both. Thus blinded by the delusion and moral cowardice of “political correctness,” his critics, they argue, engage in an irrational frenzy to bring him down. They are not, in other words, good skeptics, but ideologues.
This is a great rundown of recent controversies among the various atheist groups on the internet recently. I don’t follow these goings-on closely, but I’ve caught some of it, and it’s just depressing reading about the amount of vile and hateful crap that gets tossed at women who try to discuss the misogyny that they encounter from fellow skeptics. I think the comparison to colonial attitudes that Robin Marie makes here is quite apt.
Also, the timing for this post seems appropriate as the anniversary of Hitchens going completely around the bend on the whole Islamophobia thing.
Recently, since women in the US military are now going to be allowed to fill all combat roles, there’s been people wondering if this means women should be part of the draft. Here’s a simple solution that I don’t see mentioned: abolish the draft. After Vietnam, there’s no way it’s ever going to be actually used. There, isn’t that easy? Perfectly fair to both men and women.