You think you can’t see anything new from the Watsonistas that can appall you any more than you already feel, but they are the gift that keeps on giving. USA Today decides to feed more oxygen to the psychopath and the toilet slave (aka Becky and The Naked Emperor) in an article you’re probably best off avoiding unless you are feeling absolutely serene, in control and relaxed; and then only if you are happy to have your entire day ruined. Otherwise, you will seriously want to throw your ‘puter across the room.
The article is beyond merely appalling or deliberate propaganda manipulation, though it is both. You have to wonder where to lay the blame for this psychedelic nonsense – at least part of the fault has to lie with the author Kimberly Winston1 who is not very likely to have either sympathy or empathy with godlessness, and, whether consciously or not, her negative skewing of the article manages to find an excess that the Gruesome Twosome would never have been able to manage on their own. From the very first line, you know you are on a roller coaster in the opposite direction from anything that even remotely reflects reality –
(RNS) Rebecca Watson meant it as a funny story, almost an aside.
Hysterically funny. Watson never meant it. It took us misogynist assholes to blow it all out of proportion. AS USUAL. It soon returns to familiar territory though –
Hers and other atheist/skeptic blogs were soon flooded with comments. Many women told of receiving unwanted sexual advances at freethinker gatherings. Some men, meanwhile, ridiculed Watson as overly sensitive or worse — or threatened her with rape, mutilation and murder.
The demarcation is made entirely clear – boys on one side (the crazy one), girls on the other (the long suffering martyrs). Clear gender apartheid, especially when it comes to points of view. All women evidently agree in unison. At least on the bright side, there’s no mention of gender traitors. It then proceeds to completely garble and misrepresent Dawkins –
And when best-selling atheist author Richard Dawkins chimed in, the incident went nuclear.
“Stop whining, will you,” Dawkins wrote in one of three comments on Pharyngula, a popular freethinker blog, comparing her experience to that of a fictional Muslim woman who had been beaten by her husband and genitally mutilated. “For goodness’ sake grow up, or at least grow a thicker skin.”
Myers wears his SNAG second skin with pride –
P.Z. Myers, Pharyngula’s founding author, a 25-year veteran of the atheist community and an ardent supporter of Watson, said when he is asked to speak at events he routinely asks if women will be invited to speak… “What we would really like to do is educate these men to be a little more sensitive.”
Translation: we need more blacklists and re-education gulags. It then closes with the same old patented slave mentality whine from Watson –
“I thought it was a safe space,” Watson said of the freethought2 community. “The biggest lesson I have learned over the years is that it is not a safe space and we have a lot of growing to do. The good news is there are a lot of people within the community who are interested in making it better and getting rid of our prejudices.”
The absolute shamelessness of the psychopath.
But what can you do? This is precisely like dealing creationists. You can rebut and refute and challenge and utterly deconstruct the nonsense into the archetypical fascist ideology it is until the cows come home. And all they do is pack up their freak-show and find a fresh bunch of dupes that will provide them with a blank canvas where they can regurgitate the crap from scratch as though nothing has ever been said. Ad nauseam, ad infinitum.
Yes Becky. There is a long way to go. But the upside is, the longer you maintain this farce, the harder the crash will be when it all collapses on your pudgy, pink and entitled ass.
1 – Winston’s books are Faith Beyond Faith Healing: Finding Hope After Shattered Dreams, a treatise on why when faith healing fails, it’s because of god’s bigger picture, and Fabric of Faith: A Guide to the Prayer Quilt Ministry, about, err… quilts. And praying. And praying while you make quilts.
2 – Appalling how they even dare to use the word. They are its antithesis.