Since my previous post on Atheism Plus, I thought I wouldn’t be writing anymore about it, but here I am doing so.
I read what SoggyMog wrote about the A† last rites, and it happens to have something to do with me:
In case my contempt is not clear on this point; the “feminists” behind Atheism Plus started out trying to tell us they were going to help gay and bi people, transsexual and transgender people, black people, Latino people and other groups underrepresented in the atheist movement. They used that platform to bitch about men trying to make conversation with them in public places. No one should be more pissed off with them than the people they co-opted, shamelessly exploited, and then ignored.
Once it had stopped pretending to care about gay people, black people and transgender people, Atheism Plus was supposed to be about helping women to feel safe in the atheist community. Not only did many of us feel perfectly safe already, but those of us who’ve had the temerity to point this out have rather amusingly then found ourselves experiencing abuse and anger from other members of the atheist community for the very first time.
Exactly my point. I am Latino, and I never asked for these people to come and tell others I am a victim of them. I look up to Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, and suddenly they’re being told they are discriminating me? Seriously?
Thank you very much, but, as Vjack said, I got my own mouth and I don’t need anyone speaking on my behalf! I can do that on my own quite well. Further more – I wouldn’t want any of these people speaking for me!
Some think we’re done with A†, but I am skeptical – I’m afraid we haven’t seen the last of them.
By the way, last time I didn’t mention this, but I think we, at the Atheist/Skeptic community, are in debt with Stef McGraw, as she was bullied and very few people were brave enough to support her then. I think we should have been there for her, and for what it’s worth, I’m sorry it took me so long to see these people are toxic and allergic to people dissenting.