This whole feminist nonsense that I’ve written about far too often has gotten even more pathetic. Last weekend was The Amazing Meeting, which many feminists decided to sit out because they were too busy pouting. However, Amy Davis Roth, aka Surly Amy, did attend, at least for a little while.
Right up until she saw the shirt to the left. Then she broke down in tears and fled the scene. Apparently, the felt she was personally attacked because of what Harriet Hall decided to have on her t-shirt.
Give me a fucking break.
So far, all I’ve seen is a second-hand account from Ophelia Benson, which might be entirely misleading and if that’s the case, I apologize because I’m reacting almost entirely off of that account, but let’s be honest, anyone who is going to run away from a convention because of what someone wears on a t-shirt has issues.
From the account, she said:
I felt that it was a personal attack (whether or not intended as such) since I was the main public representative of Skepchick at the event and it said ‘skepchick’ on her shirt and I told her that.
Talk about an absurd over-reaction! Look, let me explain this to you. Whether or not it was a personal attack or not is irrelevant, but I can only assume that you weren’t singled out, it was aimed at the hyper-feminist collective that was named on the shirt. You choose to associate yourself with that group of your own free will. Like it or not, your group has seriously pissed off a huge percentage of American atheists with their antics. Your group and it’s supporters have attacked the atheist community, directly attacked TAM specifically and atheist conventions in general. Apparently, you can dish it out but you can’t take it. That’s sad.
There is absolutely nothing whatsoever wrong with that shirt. It tells it like it is. Harriet is a skeptic. Full stop. She is not identifying as a female skeptic, she is not identifying as a feminist, she is a skeptic. There is nothing else that needs to be added to that statement, any more than you need to add more to being an atheist. It is the Skepchicks who are wrongly trying to insinuate that you ought to follow a particular liberal political belief if you want to claim to be an atheist. They’re entirely wrong.
And before anyone thinks this is just a male getting upset at female sensitivities, my wife heard about this and had the exact same reaction I did. “What an idiot”. But then again, my wife is sensible, not a whiny hyper-emotional entitlement-happy liberal.
Honestly, I don’t know how much sillier this whole feminist nonsense can get. This group, from the Skepchicks to the FtB crowd, and all the rest, are demonstrating themselves to be hypocritical, over-emotional, unrealistic asshats. Why anyone takes them seriously at all is beyond me.