Monday, September 5, 2011

The atheist community is insane (lolelevatorgate)

Dan sent me a bunch of links about Elevatorgate because previously I was only vaguely aware of it, and I wanted to know more.

That was a mistake.

I did not work my way through all of the blogs, comments (seriously, Richard Dawkins?), and Youtube videos because quite frankly I have more enlightening things to read. I do think it's fascinating when something so seemingly mild in context transitions into a viral all out war between feminists and people-who-call-themselves-feminists-but-really-aren't-because-they-clearly-don't-get-it.

Here is my extremely short opinion of Rebecca Watson's experience on the elevator:


It's never appropriate to invite a stranger to your hotel room.


But he just wanted to talk!


It's never appropriate to invite a stranger to your hotel room.


But he told her not to take it the wrong way!


It's never appropriate to invite a stranger to your hotel room.


But we shouldn't assume that he's a creep and..


It's never appropriate to invite a stranger to your hotel room.



We're talking about societal norms and etiquette here. It doesn't matter that this happened at an atheist conference. It doesn't matter that Rebecca had given a talk about how women are regarded in the atheist community. It doesn't matter that it was 4am, and that Rebecca had expressed a desire to go to sleep.


It's never appropriate to invite a stranger to your hotel room.

2 comments:

  1. i also didn't keep up to date on the whole elevator thingy. Really vague-y on the details. what I do know is that coach always said, "Go home early. nothing good happens in the am's." Awesomeness.

    Kriss

    Ps BTW. I'm a feminist, atheist, and yes, I loooooooove my precious beer. Awesome buddy.

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