Sep 302011
 

I normally stay out of internet wars, but this one has progressed well beyond the point that I can remain silent. Sometimes you just have to stand up and be counted.

The details are well covered elsewhere:

By Rebecca Watson: Mom, Don’t Read This
By PZ Myers: Haters gotta hate
By Ophelia Benson: What misogynists call outspoken women
and many others

I hadn’t thought that supposedly rational people would even think such nasty things. But publishing those views, in such a sustained and apparently coordinated manner, suggests that “enlightenment” is not an aspiration for those people. That is the biggest condemnation I can think of.

These attackers display lack of empathy, a key dimension of enlightenment:

Summary: Attitudes and views towards other beings, human or otherwise. (Empathy)
Enlightened views: Peers. Equality. LGBT-acceptance. Pluralism. Meeting of minds. Sympathy. Great apes.
Unenlightened views: In-group only. Belief in sub-humans. Patriarchy. Intolerance. Slavery. Racism. LGBT-intolerance. Misogyny. Misandry.

In the unlikely event that Rebecca Watson ever reads this:

Illegitimum non carborundum

  58 Responses to “A message of support for Rebecca Watson”

  1. Why would you want to support Rebecca Watson?

  2. I’m supporting Rebecca Watson in the “war” that has broken out. Some of things being said about her are unenlightened, and unacceptable as far as I am concerned.

    I am not taking a position on the original events leading to the war. Any disagreements there should have been handled sensibly. Indeed, I expect some people did so. I don’t assume that everyone who disagrees with Rebecca Watson is taking an unenlightened stance. But some are doing so, as documented at the links I provided.

  3. This post is appreciated. Thank you. I hope we can head towards a new intellectual enlightenment and away from negativity, hatred and ignorance.

  4. lyrica over the counter – lyrica for sale online buy pregabalin pill

  5. order desloratadine for sale – purchase claritin generic order triamcinolone 10mg online cheap

  6. purchase misoprostol pills – prednisolone 40mg us levothyroxine price

  7. order sildenafil 150mg online cheap – sildenafil mail order us gabapentin 100mg price

  8. cialis 10mg without prescription – buy cialis 10mg without prescription cenforce price

  9. diltiazem 180mg pill – order diltiazem 180mg generic zovirax 800mg cheap

  10. atarax 25mg for sale – order rosuvastatin generic order rosuvastatin 20mg generic

  11. buy zetia 10mg pill – brand ezetimibe celexa us

  12. female viagra sildenafil – purchase flexeril online cheap cyclobenzaprine cheap

  13. buy generic sildenafil 100mg – tadalafil usa usa cialis sales

  14. ketorolac usa – order toradol sale baclofen tablet

  15. order colchicine online cheap – order colchicine 0.5mg pills buy atomoxetine online

  16. viagra 150mg canada – sildenafil us buy plavix

  17. sildenafil overnight shipping – sildenafil 100mg ca buy sildenafil 100mg pills

  18. nexium price – promethazine pill promethazine 25mg cheap

  19. overnight delivery cialis – canadian cialis cialis coupon

  20. order generic provigil 100mg – buy ed pills otc ed pills that work

  21. buy isotretinoin 40mg pills – zithromax generic azithromycin usa

  22. cheap furosemide 40mg – viagra 100mg brand viagra uk

  23. cialis 10mg us – buy tadalafil 40mg for sale order viagra sale

  24. cialis tadalafil – cialis overnight delivery oral coumadin 2mg

  25. topiramate 100mg without prescription – levaquin 500mg cost order imitrex

  26. brand avodart 0.5mg – order tadalafil 20mg order tadalafil 40mg online cheap

  27. viagra 50mg cost – buy cialis tadalafil generic name

  28. buy erection pills – prednisone 10mg without prescription prednisone 20mg us

  29. cheap accutane 40mg – buy generic amoxil 500mg buy amoxil 1000mg

  30. buy lasix 100mg pill – order zithromax for sale azithromycin 250mg price

  31. I was just telling my friend about that.

  32. order doxycycline 100mg – oral aralen order chloroquine pill

  33. It’s actually a cool and helpful piece of info. I’m happy that you shared this useful info with us.

    Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Article writing is also a fun, if you be acquainted with after that you can write or else it is difficult to
    write.

  35. Highly energetic article, I enjoyed that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

  36. Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it ;) I’m going to return yet again since i
    have bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  37. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I
    acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your augment and
    even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

  38. buy tadalafil 20mg generic – Price cialis viagra sildenafil 200mg

  39. cheap provigil – brand viagra pills sildenafil drug

  40. pills for erection – order prednisone generic purchase deltasone pill

  41. oral accutane – order generic celebrex 200mg oral celecoxib 200mg

  42. oral tamsulosin – buy tamsulosin pill brand aldactone 25mg

  43. order simvastatin pill – cheap simvastatin 10mg cheap essay writer

  44. best online casinos that payout – pre written essays for sale buy an essay cheap

  45. free casino games – buy finasteride 1mg online order generic ampicillin 250mg

  46. buy ciprofloxacin 1000mg pills – buy generic tadalafil 10mg cialis 20mg us

  47. order generic viagra – sildenafil 150mg over the counter vardenafil drug

  48. I’m not sure exactly why but this website is loading extremely slow for
    me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end?
    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  49. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter
    and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell
    to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off
    topic but I had to tell someone!

  50. prednisolone 20mg pills – cialis 20mg ca tadalafil tablet

  51. I didn’t know that.

  52. That’s an awesome point

  53. order augmentin 1000mg pill – order augmentin 375mg online cialis 5mg pill

  54. bactrim 960mg brand – order viagra 100mg generic buy viagra 100mg without prescription

  55. buy cephalexin 250mg sale – buy cleocin 150mg sale buy erythromycin 500mg online

  56. fildena order – ivermectin oral generic ivermectin

  57. buy budesonide generic – disulfiram 500mg oral order antabuse 250mg online

 Leave a Reply

Name required. (Spam NEVER gets published before being trashed)

Email required. (Spam NEVER gets published before being trashed)

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>