Saturday, January 30, 2016

Feminists, Islamists, and Richard Dawkins

From Patheos:

Last week, the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS) opened up registration for its annual conference, which draws hundreds of people annually. Richard Dawkins was one of the keynote speakersThe video in question caricatured a feminist (one who actually exists, though I doubt Dawkins knew that) and was titled “Feminists Love Islamists.” 

When Dawkins learned that the woman in question was being harassed online, he deleted his tweet and later told his followers to stop bothering her...

That’s all well and good, but the bigger concern for NECSS organizers was that Dawkins found the video worthy of being tweeted in the first place. That’s why they removed him from their roster.

Now, in his first public comments about the withdrawn speaking invitation, Dawkins told me he wishes NECSS organizers had simply spoken to him first...

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Another cops-beating-black-man video

It's simply astonishing that 25 years after Rodney King cops are still doing this. Why? Because they can get away with it. The story here.

Thanks to Alternet.

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