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  •  This is putting the onus back on the victim (0+ / 0-)
    I think many women find such subverted warfare and one up-manship a total waste of time and pointless.
    Why should "subverted warfare and one up-manship" be the prevailing tone at atheist and skeptic meetings? Why are stereotypical and socially sanctioned male ways of doing things always the standard?

    Women compose 51% of the population. They still do most of the childraising. If the atheist and skeptic movement wishes to remain vital, it will reach out to them, as well as to people of color, by checking its privilege.

    •  Couldn't agree with U more! (1+ / 0-)
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      BTW - Such pointless arguing is not confined to CFI meetings  - it's been known to happen here   :-p

      I just came to the conclusion (for myself as I said) that such splitting of hairs was often a total waste of time.  I'm sure some of these intellectual giants consider me 'simple' and not worth their time.    

      Interestingly Carl Sagan's widow was there too.  She was put on a pedestal, so to speak, like a very pretty, untouchable China Doll.  She did not circulate into the masses, but was reserved for a head table and those who paid mega bucks to be in her presence.  

      There were women speakers too, but I found them to be much more down to earth.  

      Interesting experience.

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