Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola jump on the regressive demonising bandwagon and smear a teacher, by saying what she said, then saying she means something entirely different.
Many people complained it appeared to be casting blame on women who were raped while drunk. It kept saying it wasn’t blaming those people, but, if you read between the lines …
John has learned well from his Dark Lord master. “Maybe … Just sayin'”
TYT reading between the lines amounts to nothing more than saying the opposite of what the lines say.
Continue reading Cenk Uygur – Knucklehead Extraordinaire
Ashley Miller wrote a post: Atheist tribalism poisons everything
We [atheists] need to talk about how we think that religion is the reason that bad things happen in the world.
I think we’d need to talk about that if that was what we thought. Continue reading Ashley Miller Invites Our Atheist Self Flagellation
As far as I’m concerned Social Justice is a good cause, and one aspect of it that’s still needed is Feminism. There are injustices against women in many areas of interaction with men, and often at work: about work and in personal interactions at work.
The disputes and claims of harassment can be pretty tough to untangle. The people involved may have ‘history’ (that vague term clearly covers many complex possibilities), and often there are few, if any, witnesses to incidents, but often plenty of opinion and gossip. Work is just like that. It’s a freaky combination of professional and social life where the barriers aren’t always clear.
So this is one situation that requires some level headed treatment, the suspension of judgement, and calm reflected analysis all round – especially since those directly involved are likely to be emotionally charged about the conflict. Continue reading Social Justice The PZ Way