The day had to come. The day that the political correctness mob, feminist division, turned on Dawkins and his atheists. Apparently, in a response to a complaint about sexual harassment, Dawkins had said,
The man in the elevator didn’t physically touch her, didn’t attempt to bar her way out of the elevator, didn’t even use foul language at her. He spoke some words to her. Just words. She no doubt replied with words. That was that. Words. Only words, and apparently quite polite words at that….Rebecca’s feeling that the man’s proposition was ‘creepy’ was her own interpretation of his behavior, presumably not his. She was probably offended to about the same extent as I am offended if a man gets into an elevator with me chewing gum. But he does me no physical damage and I simply grin and bear it until either I or he gets out of the elevator. It would be different if he physically attacked me.
Bet Dawkins doesn’t know what hit him. He failed to buy into the “I feel like a victim, therefore my accusations are just” line that governs modern, materialist culture. And that’s just unforgivable. 😳
Just to be clear: Individuals whose obvious pride in their own super rational mega-intelligence is one of their most common (and unattractive) characteristics are now arguing vehemently online about…
The semantics of a really bad pick up line and/or an innocent if clumsy invitation to talk — and What It All Meanstm.
What I hope it all means, FFF, is that most communities are running out of patience with freelance “victims.” The atheists are one of the few remaining ripe targets. That is, many attendees at an atheist meet could still be vulnerable to the emotional, social (and often legal) scam. Whereas countless communities that have been through the Shakedown already from “human rights commissions,” powered by the Tyranny of Nice, will sympathize with Dawkins, and will take a distinctly bored view of the complaint, given the actual circumstances.
Any attractive young single woman will find herself the recipient of many invitations, of all types, from men (available, semi-available, not really available, undisclosed availability, on day pass from psych ward, on day pass from jail, on day pass from… ? ).
Yes, of course! They’re all spreading Dawkins’ famous “selfish genes,” right?
Naw. Any middle-aged woman who rides the bus to her well-paying job is of similar special interest to new car dealers, honest or otherwise.
God? Evolution? Whatever. As long as you don’t believe in “human rights” commissions on hurt feelings, believe what you want.
O’Leary, J: Clerk, I direct you to drop the charges against Dawkins. And like I said, more ice, please! This water is disgustingly lukewarm. The service nowadays, honestly …
Note: If any feminist shock troops want to go after Uncommon Descent, they must deal with O’Leary. No exceptions.
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