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By tigtog on May 19, 2013
How to undermine your own Women In Secularism conference: spend most of your opening speech scolding feminists for Doin It Rong, because why not encourage the already hyper-active flying monkeys to fling more crap at secular women?
By tigtog on March 19, 2013
Here are a few examples of someone angry or expressing disagreement without being all rude about it:
By tigtog on March 1, 2013
Feminism that prioritises popularity over its own integrity will necessarily fail, as it is bound to reproduce the very problems it is fighting against.
By tigtog on February 15, 2013
Datum the First: On April 8, 2007 Tim O’Reilly wrote a Draft Blogger’s Code Of Conduct …In the nearly seven years since, many similar initiatives have been proposed.
By tigtog on February 13, 2013
I started #tellafeministthankyou b/c of feminists harassed on Twitter. Now ppl are using the tag to harass feminists. Prove the point more! — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) February 12, 2013 Related posts: The 56th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! Hashtag Of the Day: #ididnotreport (trigger warning #rapeculture #webelieveyou) Robbie Williams, Professor of Manology at Science [...]
By tigtog on January 29, 2013
Regular readers already know how much we’ve written here over the years on cyberbullies and their enraged cries about their Free Speech rights being breached whenever somebody declines to publish their bile – bile which absolutely nobody is preventing them from publishing on a blog of their own.
Disingenuous doesn’t begin to cover the hypocrisy of the Women Need To STFU brigade.
By tigtog on October 5, 2012
If “Everyone’s entitled to their opinion” just means no-one has the right to stop people thinking and saying whatever they want, then the statement is true, but fairly trivial. But…
By tigtog on September 23, 2012
I’d appreciate some feedback and especially additional tips and tricks that I have overlooked in my latest #FF101 post | Cyberbullies 101: Part 1 – muffling their megaphones
By Guest Hoyden on September 21, 2012
From work I’ve been doing for a forthcoming book on new media and Australian politics, I have some useful data that may partially inform this discussion in the form of Facebook wallposts from 600 Australians collected before this recent debate took off (late 2011). In recent days I’ve reanalysed this dataset to shed some light on the treatment of women in the social media space.
By tigtog on September 5, 2012
Sometimes they work out exactly as the malicious arseholes want them to, grinding people down until they feel the need to stop speaking out. But the technology that gives the bullies a megaphone to amplify their intimidation is a two-edged sword.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, social justice, technology | Tagged atheism, critical thinking, cyber-stalking, cyberbullying, Deep Rifts, intimidation, marginalisation, sexual harassment, silencing tactics, skeptics, street harassment | 24 Responses
By tigtog on September 3, 2012
Torey Maguire reckons feminists should just ignore Alan Jones, since he’s just a formulaic shock-jock troll, but I don’t agree. “Don’t feed the Trolls” is bad science, and we should feed the trolls if we need to. Creative mockery to underline the point that we are not “offended”, we are contemptous: that’s cathartic as well.
By Mindy on August 17, 2012
Silencing tactics are not cool.
By tigtog on July 11, 2012
Here’s an example of the word salad involved:
By tigtog on July 3, 2012
In a truly rational world, it might be possible to substantively and productively explore the pros and cons of competing positions in good faith and reach a nuanced understanding and a mutually satisfying path forward. Unfortunately the “don’t give disproportionate emphasis to sexism” side has basically been hijacked by a bunch of bad faith contrarians…