Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feminists Give Richard Dawkins a Stroke

That's right. It's true. We did it. We didn't get him disinvited from a skeptics conference because he shared a video equating feminism with radical Islam (in a depiction both grossly misogynistic and completely Islamophobic). It's because we knew it would give him a stroke.

If you're confused, Richard Dawkins did indeed have a stroke, poor guy (but not that poor since the UK has universal healthcare). And he recently released an audio message to his fans explaining what happened, how it's not as serious as it could have been, and how his doctors asked him if he'd been experiencing extra stress lately.

His response was that, yes, unfortunately, he'd been rather upset of late because he was disinvited from some conference in New York for "skeptics." This was reportedly due to the fact that he fucked up on Twitter again. I haven't watched this video and I'm not going to, but I'm no stranger to the accusation that feminism is a religion or shares many characteristics with radical religious groups.

Personally, I think we have more in common with radical Quakers, but whatever.

Anyway, this is what Dawkins had to say about his terrible stress:

I told them I had been distressed, that on the 28th of January, I was disinvited from conference to which I had previously been asked, this upset me very much. I’m used to getting hate from religionists, from creationists, but when I get hate from my own people, from left, liberal feminists and so on, that actually hurt me.

Awwwwwwww poor baby atheist. Did that hurt? Does it hurt to see liberals and leftists and people who seem like they should be on your side turn around and treat you like shit? Does it hurt to see entire groups of people condemn you for something that seemed like not at all a big deal?

Poor hurt, betrayed Dawkins. If he gets a stroke from that, the treatment that women like Rebecca Watson receive would stop his heart cold. He'd die twice.

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