|Bitchy Amiee · Damage Control, Deflection · August 5th, 2012|
SPEAKING OUT AGAINST DISINTEREST DIRECTED AT WOMEN: DAVID SILVERFISH
Here is part two of my endless series prompting secular leaders to write vague, non-committal condemnations of unnamed jerks lurking about. Some have suggested this is damage control after Kiki and I have alienated large sections of the secular community with our crying and petulant finger-pointing. This is utter nonsense. Bringing discussion and attention to the very real problem of disinterest toward women is a moral imperative. If, along the way, we also produce an illusion of support for ourselves from leaders in the community, well that’s just coincidence.
I’m thrilled to present this important paragraph from Atheists with Attourneys (AA) President David Silverfish about why bad people doing bad things are bad and not good.
It happens every day in our community. A woman writes an important tweet, perhaps something about why the Spiderman film sucked, only to find no replies or a single retweet. Facebook links don’t get shared. Blog posts go un-pinged-back. Sure, we’d like to think this always happens because those social media-jaculations are boring, badly written, pedantic, or better said a thousand times already that week, but the truth is that it’s pure distilled hatred for all womanity. If you’re retweeting Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes but not Blog Hog’s favorite episode of Gilmore Girls, you’re part of the problem. Can you honestly say that if NDT tweeted about Gilmore Girls you would not be interested? I realize this may upset you: it can be shocking to be made aware of privilege so abruptly. I felt it was necessary.
As humanists, it is our charge to be sensitive to the oppressed minorities and women, something I and everyone at AA takes very seriously. For example, before I tell Muslims they are pedophile psychopaths, I preface the statement with a trigger warning [ATTENTION: The follow comments might remind you how fucking retarded your backward barbarian religion is and make it harder for you to rape 9 year olds]. See? that’s how easy it is to raise your consciousness and make the world a safer place for minorities.