I’ve just posted at Feministe about the latest developments in the skeptosphere’s Deep Rifts TM. For those who’d rather discuss the ongoing cyberstorm that began with Elevatorgate here, this is the thread for you. Links to other people’s posts especially welcome.
Give a Voice to Harassment Victims: A legal fund for sexual harassment victim Karen Stollznow
Those of you who are regular followers/lurkers of the atheoskeptosphere probably know about this fundraiser for Karen Stollznow’s legal costs by now, but I’m signal-boosting it for the record …
SIgnal Boosting: Surly Amy’s Skeptic and Atheist Do Better Challenge
As an atheist, I do not get to find solace in the idea that I have an afterlife to plan for. I have to make peace with the idea that this one life is all that I have and that every single solitary moment counts right now. It counts in moments, that are slowly ticking away. And while I also have to realize that while there is no God keeping track of those moments and my actions within them, that none-the-less they matter.
On ya bike Notpology, Metapology has taken over Gutless Rhetoric Town
wishes to express its unhappiness with the controversy
Shorter Michael Shermer
Hippieses, I hatesssss them.
Nugget of Awesome: self-identified feminists holding deeply toxic ideas about women
Being a feminist is not a merit badge you pin to your sash one time or an achievement you unlock; it’s a journey outside the borders of ingrained belief and a process of self-correction.
Nugget of Awesome: welcome to evo psych redux
[Evolutionary psychology hardly covers] the evolution of morality, the evolution of politics, of cuture, of the artistic sense, etc … There is instead an obsessive focus on gender roles.
The thing about intimidatory silencing tactics?
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.
Update on the Skeptic/Atheist Anti-Feminism Wars
Greta Christina’s latest post sums up the last few months pretty well.
SIWOTI: Sagan’s ECREE maxim is NOT nonsense
Please pardon the acronyms in the title (expansions forthcoming in the post), I’m attempting to keep my post titles reasonably concise. Which is exactly what the final sentence in the quote below does in relation to the rest of the paragraph preceding it: it restates the whole argument of the paragraph pithily in just five words: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.