What does it say about the movement when the only way we can avoid sounding sexist is by avoid topics related to sex or gender? This is exactly the sort of thing that convinced me that the sexism problem in skepticism is real.
I think it says nothing about the movement. I think everything it says is actually about human nature.
Which is why I think it needs to be, and remain, its own separate project.
Plus, I don't think that is what he was driving at. I think he was saying to stop eating your own.
I think that's what he started out
to say, with those two "house divided" quotes, but I think his message changed quickly when he got into project management.
We are certainly eating our own here. Question is - who is eating who?
Are the feminists eating those who prioritize other aspects of skepticism above sexual equality and safety?
Or are the feminists merely pointing out that they've been the ones being eaten all this time, and asking the differently-prioritized to stop eating them?
I'm certain you'll get different answers depending on who you ask.
Can it be that both
sides feel like victims in this?
Can it be that both sides are
victims in this?
We love to categorize people by picking the most extreme example of any group and then painting everyone in the group with that brush.
OMG so true. I think there's a word for that, and I think the word is "bigotry".