My comment to her post:
I'm sorry you're getting so much flack for this. Sure peeled the veneer of civility off the arrogant brutes in atheism who are simple posers: masking their own insecurities by bullying others, whether over religion, gender, race or whatever "difference" they see in other as "inferior." You're right. I see the sexism every day in the pseudo-intellectual "community," be it scientific, liberal, atheist . . . A woman's place in the movement is still prone. Not.A woman is in a locked, confined space with a stranger, very early in the morning. She feels uncomfortable with his invitations for coffee. Perhaps none of this would have happened had the man understood her sense of confinement and just waited until the elevator had opened before offering his invitation. It doesn't hurt to take others' life experiences into consideration. Everybody knows women get raped more than men do. Why not take that into consideration in this situation? just saying.
look at all the misogynistic comments on this: feminist = man-hater, men are disposable, women only marry for money . . . it's all just an excuse to bash women now.
The following comments were posted by someone calling himself "Richard Dawkins." Of course, I have no idea whether or not it is he. To make a comment like this in his name is crude and disrespectful, not simply to Ms. Watson, but to the "Muslima" woman described. I HAVE mutilated genitals. For you to exploit the suffering of millions of women, all over the globe, for the gratuitous purpose of ridiculing Ms. Watson ridicules ALL women, especially the "Muslimas" you've described!
That's not humor; that's sadism. And, because it's sadism against women, it's misogyny. Period.
The "Dawkins" comment:
Stop whining, will you. Yes, yes, I know you had your genitals mutilated with a razor blade, and . . . yawn . . . don't tell me yet again, I know you aren't allowed to drive a car, and you can't leave the house without a male relative, and your husband is allowed to beat you, and you'll be stoned to death if you commit adultery. But stop whining, will you. Think of the suffering your poor American sisters have to put up with.
Only this week I heard of one, she calls herself Skep"chick", and do you know what happened to her? A man in a hotel elevator invited her back to his room for coffee. I am not exaggerating. He really did. He invited her back to his room for coffee. Of course she said no, and of course he didn't lay a finger on her, but even so . . .
And you, Muslima, think you have misogyny to complain about! For goodness sake grow up, or at least grow a thicker skin.Richard