Yeesh. This one landed in my spam bin – it would be nice to think it was because Akismet is hyper-intelligent enough to detect substance free nonsense, but I am not that optimistic. It is however the first false positive I’ve found. Quantum sardonics again.
Suffice it to say, it took a while to pick my jaw up off the ground. It’s the sort of thing you want to dismiss as a troll, but to my eye, looking at the pointers, logs and links, it’s the real thing. And that is what is so disturbing. I wanted to reply in the comment thread, but for space considerations it’s here. In any case, it really does need to be filed in its own compartment so it’s not lost in the other noise. It’s just too staggering, in an abandon-all-hope kind of way. Here we go –
I read the blog post in question. I also read this one. Recall that my criticism was this:
If your version of the events requires comically strident exaggeration in order to make a case, you’re definitely wrong, and you are to blame for the discord and confusion.
Your post was exhibit #1 as an example of comically strident exaggeration. What was all that nonsense about a “divine yoni”, “Grand Guignol”, and on and on? None of that was in the video that set the manly world aflame.
It wasn’t Rebecca Watson who made atheists look misogynistic. It is people like you who rant and rave about your god-given right to hit on women and make them uncomfortable any time you feel like it, and who express such inflated outrage at a woman calmly mentioning that she was made uncomfortable (nothing more) by one guy. You represent the creepy segment of the atheist community; are you proud?
After everything that has been said and written, how do you even begin?
“I read the blog post in question” –
No PZ, you did not. Don’t tell fibs. The only way that could possibly be true is if you read it with fem-bot eyes, in which case you would have seen masses of blank space and a few trigger words. This is actually not that unlikely once you consider it for a while.
“you’re definitely wrong, and you are to blame for the discord and confusion” –
Blame shifting? Funny you should say that. I have a local imam that says rape victims are responsible for rape if they want to be sluts and walk around like uncovered meat. You guys should get together.
This is your patented Courtier’s reply again – a distraction. It still begs the question – how do you know I am wrong if you haven’t read anything? What, precisely, is it that I’m wrong about? Emperor, you are buck naked and very cross with me because I know it.
“Your post was exhibit #1 as an example of comically strident exaggeration. What was all that nonsense about…” –
So I take it your ad himinems are also comical, but unlike mine, should be taken as poignant insights? Because when you write on Pharyngula, it has the authority of appealing to yourself? That your implications that anyone that disagrees with you or Watson is sexually impotent, insecure and has a tiny penis meets all acceptable standards of public discourse as far as you are concerned, whereas I do not, and have not earned enough stripes to take such liberties? Thanks for the tip.
“It is people like you who rant and rave about your god-given right to hit on women and make them uncomfortable any time you feel like it”
Reductio ad Watsonum. I believe I covered this in detail here, in one of the very posts you claim to have read. I’ll reiterate for your sake – it was about demonising the other, by equating them to subhumans that consider the brutalisation and rape of women to be sport. I also pointed out how remarkably similar both the language and the approach you are using is to Stormfront posts about Jews. Evidently, this observation causes you no discomfort and you have no inhibitions about carrying on in that manner in public, because you seem to be in the habit of it.
You represent the creepy segment of the atheist community; are you proud?
If it’s by your definition of “creepy“, damn right I’m proud. I am especially proud of the “creepy” women who are similarly coming forward and challenging this repugnant nonsense for what it is. Unfortunately for you, it’s starting to look like they may not be a minority either. There are many who have even done what you are incapable of doing1 and spotted the Watson / Skepchick hypocrisy, manipulations and double standards long before elevators became a google trend.
PZ, it is time to call you and your bullshit for what it is – BULLSHIT.
At least you have shown beyond doubt that you are neither a free- nor a clear-thinker, and that for the perceived benefit of some short term advantage, you are quite prepared to spit on the entire community, including old supposed friends like Dawkins. For what? For pussy that uses crocodile tears and whining as a business model – and itself treats many female community members like shit. Misogynist women fighting misogyny. You are blindly supporting a pack of self-serving, sociopathic maniacs who manage to merge the worst traits of the Holy Inquisition and the RIAA. A destructive, vindictive and spiteful bunch of manipulators that are quite happy to fragment and destroy our entire communities for their own selfish ends.
You sir, are a fucking disgrace. QED.
1 – PZ, one could in fact come to the conclusion, with a higher degree of certainty than your various conclusions about me, that the reason you are so blind to all of this shameless and amoral deceit and manipulation is because you think with your penis.