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:
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: