Phantom Sexists of Skeptic Island

The attack on women’s rights has recently gone into overdrive. Hard won reproductive rights are under assault in the US, not to mention the indignities heaped upon women in the lesser developed parts of the globe.  I feel bad for the continuing abuses women are suffering, which is why I take offense to the ongoing feminist cry-babies, living in the relatively sheltered and pampered world of rationalism.

The actual raping and pillaging of the world’s women is hard to stomach, which is why I find it galling when women go to rationalist conventions and complain loudly afterwards how miserably sexually abused they were while attending same.  I thought the whole issue had “jumped the shark” back with the episode of “Skepchick and the Elevator Guy“, but the American Girlyban, like the people that program Survivor, figure there is at least one more season of good times to squeeze out of bikinis and beach sunsets, so here we go again.  Unlike on Survivor, the bad guy attacking the women in secularism is never identified, which makes it impossible to vote him off the island.  The women have a convenient male enemy to rally around, and the men who love them are powerless to help in the battle against the Phantom Sexists of Skeptic Island.

The latest episode in the ongoing assault on the delicate sensibilities of the American Girlyban was brought to my attention by a tweet from Matt Dillahunty:

I listen to Matt’s podcast from Austin.  He is an excellent speaker on behalf of rationalism and I recommend you take the time to check out his podcast.  Matt is sensitive to the plight of the American Girlyban, as is evidenced by his recent highlighting of this post from Stephanie Zvan, over at,(which is just drawing out the thoughts made in her original post on the subject of sexist skeptic males here.)

For me to simply brush aside the criticisms of Ms. Zvan without rationally examining them would be an anathema to the movement, so here we go:

I’m on my way home from CFI’s Women in Secularism conference. (emphasis mine)

Well if that doesn’t set the stage for you, I don’t know what would suffice.  Why the need for a separate (but conference for women in the first place?  No matter, I wonder what happened there.  Maybe Ms. Zvan will enlighten…

I’ll be talking more about the conference over the next few days. Right now, though, I’m going to talk about something that happened almost outside the conference.

Actual conference details must take a momentary back seat for more important considerations…

Jen McCreight mentioned that, when she started speaking at conferences, multiple people contacted her behind the scenes to tell her which male speakers she should steer clear of.

This is the just the kind of juicy gossip we send our women-folk off to secular conferences for, so bring it on ladies…

I had multiple conversations over multiple tables yesterday. It turns out I have a few things to say on the topic. So did other people, and you’ll find some of what they had to say here. You won’t find their names unless they let me know they want to claim their words.

Here we go again.  I am still in mourning for the soul crushing beat-down that Skepchick laid on that poor, unidentified elevator guy.  You know the one.  He’s the cheeky bastard that supposedly offered up coffee and a wink to Ms. Skepchick at a previous rationalist convention.  I like to think of it as the “Case of the Drooling Goober”, while Skepchick leans towards more ominous overtones.  In the final analysis, it really doesn’t matter in this conversation because like the case with Ms. Zvan, the protagonists are left shrouded in mystery.  They are therefore every bit as “real” as any of the imaginary Gods these women are protesting at their conventions (That is the point after all, isn’t it?)  The girls just want you to TAKE IT ON FAITH that they are under assault.  Guys apparently can’t see the assaults because they don’t have the mystery decoder stone for reading the Golden Tablets sensitivity.  Wading deeper into the morass;

Q: Do famous atheist speakers really act like assholes to women?

A: Yes.

Q: Really?!

A: I said, “Yes.” I’ve experienced some of it, in front of witnesses. I’ve talked to other women who’ve experienced it personally. I’ve talked to conference organizers who have strategies for minimizing the damage when they have to invite one of these men to one of their conferences.

The women must be pissed as hornets that they HAVE to invite these predatory bastards into their realm.  If not for the otherwise brilliant nature and educational acumen of the speakers involved, they just would not be able to tolerate it.  Fortunately, these women have a resource at their disposal to battle the evils of this rampant, yet unidentified scourge:

Nor do you have to do this on your own. The Geek Feminism Wiki has put together an excellent sample policy you can adapt to your event and your needs.

I have had my fill of the American Girlyban using unidentified straw men to fill the role of predatory male skeptics.  They have diverted the attention of the movement away from truly IMPORTANT issues into the realm of daytime soap opera.  It would be irresponsible for me not to speculate that the reason they got ran out of the early church is that they were probably exhibiting the same behaviors back then.

Update on the early aftermath of my open observations on the continuing usurpation of the rationalist movement by the American Girlyban.  One guy tweeted me a link that I am sure he thinks will open my eyes to the plight of these helpless women.  Here’s the best part of it to save you all the anguish of wading through the pity party.  The author is an individual only identified as Jan (again on

“Why don’t you just publish a list of names?” you ask. If only it were that easy.

It really is that easy, but please do go on and explain how seriously difficult the situation becomes when you have to ground it in reality.

Imagine what would happen if I published a list of names based on hearsay alone. I don’t have video evidence. I don’t even have personal experience – people now know I’m a loud mouth blogger, which makes me a terrible target.

What makes you an incredible target is not being a loud mouthed blogger.  It is public examination and ridicule of some of the great men of science and skepticism, being anonymously slandered and all suffering by association.  You have, by your own admission, NO tangible evidence.  Evidence had always been paramount to skeptics and rationalists before the infiltration of the Girlyban movement into the organization.

Even though I trust my friends to be truthful, and patterns of bad behavior make the hearsay convincing, it’s an easy target for skeptics. There’d be a flood of accusations that people are lying or oversensitive.

Which, most humorously to me, is EXACTLY the kind of “evidence” that these so-called rationalist women are going to have to debate when arguing against religious dogma.  “God must be real because me and all my friends at Jeebus University wouldn’t lie about such a thing”

Not only that, but I fear the consequences. Look at what happened to Rebecca Watson when she simply said “guys, don’t do that” about an anonymous conference attendee.

No responsible loud mouthed Girlyban blogger can write a screed this detached without naming Rebecca Watson, aka Skepchick, aka Mullah Mad Momma.  Is she still hiding out with Salmon Rushdie?  As Dr. Smith used to feign on Lost in Space…Oh the pain…Oh the pain…

So Jan fears for the consequences of making public accusations against anonymous male conference attendees SO MUCH that she just can’t resist the temptation to do THE SAME DAM THING HERSELF!!


Attack of the American Girlyban

Your burka says no, but your knees say YES YES YES! 

NOTE: I have just edited and slightly modified this earlier foundational post on the Skepchick-ElevatorGate-Dawkins brouhaha.  It was offered as pointed satirical levity in response to all the online chatter in the skeptical blog-sphere at the time.

There was no way of predicting that Rebecca Watson would…how do the kids say these days?… web parody piece into an actual work of living performance art by deciding to go full freakin’ Gal Qaeda over the course of the following year(s). Remember those early initial whines were coming from a Youtube video broadcast from the relative safety (is anywhere really “safe”?  Pearls? Clutched!) of her Girlyban Bunker.

In her latest missive, likely smuggled out of Girlyban HQ by (Richard Carrier pigeon, she bows out of attending the TAM meeting being held in the heavily occupied luxurious South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa and Debauching area, probably because it is located in the dangerous outlaw territory of Afghanistan Las Vegas.  Herein also lies the birthplace of the #gamergate female SJW phenomena.

Birth of the American Girlyban

Some of the greatest men of skepticism and science were taken completely unaware last week, when an internal coup attempt unexpectedly sprang up from within the very heart of the skeptical movement.  In a move that threatens to upend the very foundations of the skeptic/atheist movement, a dedicated group of sleeper females, though wit, great cooking, and feminine guile, gradually infiltrated the heralded halls of rational intelligentsia.  I have chosen to label them as the American Girlyban for reasons that shall become quite clear.

Entire herds of atheist males are now frozen from panic and shock.  Skeptics are increasingly becoming more skeptical.  Otheres are facing exhaustion from endlessly dodging incoming rounds from Girlyban snipers on skeptic websites.  Others suffer from the nausea of just running around in circles getting more skeptical and hysterical at the same time.  It’s a scene reminiscent of that Alien movie, right after the baby beast comes ripping out through the chest cavity of that dude on the gurney.

These crafty Girlyban infiltrators are using psychological warfare tactics on the guys.  This is so NOT COOL.  It’s OK to use a logic bomb to fry the circuits of an out-of-control sci-fi movie robot, (by putting them in an endless loop until they explode in smoke and fire-DUH).  It a violation to the spirit of camaraderie, if not the Geneva convention, to use them against your fellow travelers.   But it’s foolish to complain that terrorists don’t follow the rules, because then they wouldn’t be terrorists would they?

Many atheist men, (and some of the atheist women who love them) are concerned with the direction of the atheist movement now that the warlord Benedict PZ Arnold Myers threw his vast and powerful virtual army of support to the side of the rapidly swelling Muslima coalition.

Some of the guys sensed the early warning signs.  There were whispers of discontent early on, specially with the imposed addition of lighted make-up mirrors in the unisex bathrooms  in the Atheist Freedom Center.  It was a bad omen, but proper social decorum, then as now, seemed to require those who spoke up be labeled as misogynistic douchbags or worse, much, much worse.  Many men sighed, gave up, and  just started wearing make-up themselves.  The old adage, “If you can’t beat ’em join ’em” was adopted.

The history of guy-liner use within the rationalist community is still a touchy subject, but I’m not here to dance the Gish Gallop, so let’s get on with the ball.  It’s already too late to un-think the horror of what might happen if warlord Benedict PZ Arnold Myers were to meet an out of control Girlyban bikini-wax enthusiast.***  He’s known as a guy who’ll  kiss up to nearly anything in a (non-Catholic) skirt.

***Consider yourselves lucky Google image search returned a null result for “bearded guy gets bikini wax”  EVEN with safe search turned OFF…..nuff said.

My personal fear is that all this feminine familiarity is leading  PZ down a path of succulent female temptations ruination.  The atheist community has been longing for its own honest-to-goodness sex scandal of Haggardian proportions for quite some time now.  I know it is horrible to contemplate, but seeing how the world survived goatse boy, it might survive if pics of PZ popped up showing him wrestling nude in pudding with even the most grizzled of the Muslima coalition.

You’d think WMD’s need to actually exist to have an effect, but we all know better.  The actual existence of the zombie elevator guy, with a penchant for caffeine fueled sex romps, proves even a phantom threat can be ginned up to a full scale Girlyban cyber-battle.  Enter Richard Dawkins.

Richard Dawkins, one of the founding fathers of new atheism (“Four Horsemen“), was blindsided by a barrage of verbal shrapnel, after innocently stumbling into a well hidden landmine planted by a fully embedded American Girlyban operative.  The poor guy had no idea the “hell on Earth” he was unleashing by simply offering his reasonable, if opposing opinion, to a prominent Girlyban missive.

What Mr Dawkins, a native Brit didn’t realize, is that his contrary opinion on a subject the American Girlyban considered as long settled American atheist tribal law, was being received by the Girlyban community with the same enthusiasm the Muslim community feels toward artists of Mohammed cartoons.  I’d caution Mr. Dawkins about getting cornered late at night in a hotel elevator by any American woman with multicolor hair and a tendency to imagine sexual dragons where none exist.  My suggested solution to these fearful trembling atheist flowers to “shoot first and let God sort out the rapists from the coffee addicts” probably isn’t making the world any safer for either Mr. Dawkins or myself.  Still, I have a duty to concerned female skeptics to offer practical suggestions geared to solve the problem, whether they embrace them or not.

Muslima aka Skepchick (alias Rebecca Watson) lobbed the initial IED (irritatingly exasperating detour).  Watson appears below, in her latest posting to YouTube (from her secure, unknown bunker just slightly north, east, south and west of Baghdad – near the still hidden WMD’s).  This is a classic use of social media to bypass the “men” in charge at the top.  The irony of her having learned and copied it from a sexist man living in a cave in a Pakistan suburb, just makes the irony more profound.

And just like the Taliban, the American Girlyban are fed up with the lurid sexual nature of a depraved Western culture..  Here’s a previous example of their ‘outrage’ to the subject of blending their sexuality with their role in skepticism:

In hindsight, it’s obvious these wily operatives were just filling the atheist church pews with easy prey to make future examples out of.  Is it any wonder a mob of slobbering, World of Warcraft addicted, socially awkward basement dwellers are starting to invade their ‘space’?,  Contrary to their more recent proclamations, their history of their deceit is well documented.  Right now they’re still playing out the “Bush – “We don’t torture” phase of their disinformation campaign.  Give it a couple months and they’ll be BRAGGING about the abuse and claiming it’s a necessary tool in their war against ‘creepy elevator guys’.  Watch and see.

The American Girlyban are even more scary than their Muslim counterparts, if for no other reason than the wild mood swings.