freemage commented on the post, Why We’ll March Against March Against Monsanto, Part 1, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 11 months ago
It’s a variation of the anti-vax argument: “The corporation involved with this is evil, ergo the science must be bad.” It’s like a modern twist on a classic fallacy; we can call it ad corporatum.
Monsanto could be holding Satanic black masses complete with human sacrifices at their weekly board meetings, and it STILL wouldn’t mean anything…[Read more]
freemage commented on the post, Quickies: Career-ruining husbands, church says federal laws don’t apply, and Barbie the feminist hacker, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 1 month ago
There’s not a single surprise in the story about women’s careers being lower priority. As has been noted, at best you’re looking at a wage gap of 5% (and higher if you look at, say, education required rather than specific job titles). Now, that’s not all that much–but it’s HUGE when the couple has a kid and they realize that outside care isn’t…[Read more]
The Zoe Quinn article is beyond amazing. To go straight for the jugular of her enemies like that… and kudos to Cracked for publishing it. They’re far from perfect, but when they get it right, the good they can do in demolishing shitty thinking is huge.
The Iranian League of Legends thing… Blargh. It’s one of those fights where you’re left trying to decide who is the least awful. Yes, Iran is a misogynistic sewer, but would it really have killed the game […]
freemage commented on the post, When I Didn’t Consent. Why I reported. Why I didn’t., on the site Skepchick 5 years, 4 months ago
Elyse: I… Just thank you, for having the strength to put this out here.
I’ve heard too many stories like this. And none of them followed the damned ‘scripts’ that were out there at the time, or are out […]
freemage commented on the post, What Does Your Social Media Reaction to the VMAs Say About You?, on the site Skepchick 5 years, 4 months ago
Okay, so I finally got around to watching it (I make no claim to intellectual superiority; I just don’t listen to a whole lot of music, though I was fully aware of who Ms. Cyrus is, and kind of liked her most […]