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Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Coito ergo sum » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:55 pm

Watson, outraged (surprise surprise) will not be at TAM this year...... http://skepchick.org/2012/06/why-i-wont ... this-year/ And, there was much rejoicing! Image

ON THE VAPIDITY AND NARCISISM OF REBECCA WATSON, AND IN PRAISE OF DJ GROTHE
http://www.skepticalabyss.com/?p=19

I object to the author of the second article using "She Who Must Be Obeyed" to refer to Skepchick.... made me throw up a little into my mouth...
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Clinton Huxley » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:37 pm

Watson is largely the reason I've stopped listening to Skeptics Guide. She is so monumentally dull.
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Rum » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:46 pm

What a navel gazing fart in the wind. Talk about shooting oneself in the foot. Just fucking get on with it woman!
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Coito ergo sum » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:48 pm

How dare you blame all women for the dullness of the Skeptics Guide....

Misogynist!

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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Azathoth » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:54 pm

She really is a stupid whining bitch. I wonder if she will ever realise she is doing more harm than good to her cause
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby anna09 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:55 pm

So, she's throwing a tantrum and threatening to hold her breath. . . again?

This is news? :bored: :roll:
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Clinton Huxley » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:56 pm

Coito ergo sum wrote:How dare you blame all women for the dullness of the Skeptics Guide....

Misogynist!

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It's not misogynist if it's true. Though to be fair, the rest of that smug crowd are pretty tedious.

As for this latest hoo-haa........pffffffff.
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Bella Fortuna » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:58 pm

Watson = :blah:
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Coito ergo sum » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:59 pm

anna09 wrote:So, she's throwing a tantrum and threatening to hold her breath. . . again?

This is news? :bored: :roll:


Apparently, women and men hitting on each other at conferences and conventions is a dirty little secret to uncover, and it exposes how "unsafe" these conferences really are...
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Bella Fortuna » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:07 pm

Coito ergo sum wrote:
anna09 wrote:So, she's throwing a tantrum and threatening to hold her breath. . . again?

This is news? :bored: :roll:


Apparently, women and men hitting on each other at conferences and conventions is a dirty little secret to uncover, and it exposes how "unsafe" these conferences really are...

All I want to know is...




...how do I get in on this action? :hehe:
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby anna09 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:14 pm

Bella Fortuna wrote:
Coito ergo sum wrote:
anna09 wrote:So, she's throwing a tantrum and threatening to hold her breath. . . again?

This is news? :bored: :roll:


Apparently, women and men hitting on each other at conferences and conventions is a dirty little secret to uncover, and it exposes how "unsafe" these conferences really are...

All I want to know is...




...how do I get in on this action? :hehe:


Don't you know you're supposed to be repulsed and offended? :dq:

You'll just encourage the penis-havers. :nono:
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Bella Fortuna » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:19 pm

I wouldn't mind having some penis about now... :sigh:

I'll practice my offense and repulsion... using Watson's ridiculous shrieking histrionics as a basis.
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Drewish » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:39 pm

30+ pages of Watson bashing over at the SGU forums regarding this:

http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,41904.0/topicseen.html
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Hermit » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:39 pm

O vey. Another storm in the blogosphere. Earlier tonight I noticed that the Watson Becky thread at Ratskep had gone beyond the 3600 post mark. Why do navel-gazing, airheaded egomaniacs who at best can be said to be famous for being famous keep causing so many ripples? If atheists are "Brights", they don't seem to be all that much brighter than the plebs who love to gossip about Hilton, Kardashian or whoever is the in person to trash at the moment.
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Re: Another Skepchick War! Watson v. Grothe

Postby Coito ergo sum » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:00 pm

On this "harassment at atheist conference" issue, I find that the loose use of language by the Skepchicks seems to create a lot of confusion.

They like to use very general terms like "harassment" and "not safe" and things like that. And, the examples they give are unwanted come ons and occasionally unwanted touching, but they are rarely, if ever, specific as to exactly what happened.

There was one example by a Ms. Miller who was linked through Watson's article in the OP, who describes her encounter with a drunk British man who was apparently hitting on her at the convention, and he wouldn't stop. His breath smelled of wine, which Ms. Miller did not like at all. We are told that when the guy's inappropriate behavior was brought to TAM organizers' attention, they got the guy away from her.

One would think that such an event would be seen as a very good handling of an inappropriate come-on. However, it is cited by Watson as one of the examples of what's wrong with atheist conferences. She cites it as an example of what is all-to-common.

To me, it boils down to, based on the description we're given, is how seriously we are to take some drunk British guy hitting on a girl who didn't like him. According to Watson, not only is this inappropriate - it makes the conferences "unsafe" for women.
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