jynnan_tonnyx commented on the post, Happy Women’s Equality Day! Celebrate By Not Being Drafted Into the Military, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 9 months ago
…and if so, do you whine about it as much as MRAs do?
jynnan_tonnyx commented on the post, Six Things My Abusive Ex-Boyfriend Did To Me That God Didn’t Do, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 9 months ago
“I used to respect The Friendly Atheist. No more.”
Yeah, I’ve kinda been done with him since the whole Elevatorgate thing. If memory serves, as the conflict started to really snowball, his response was basically to play “neutral”: something along the lines of “Hey, everyone, let’s let this go. We’re all on the same side.”
That was about…[Read more]
jynnan_tonnyx commented on the post, Brian Dunning Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Fraud, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 9 months ago
“Not ALL convicted criminals!”
jynnan_tonnyx commented on the post, Quickies: A forensic pathologist’s day, feminism doesn’t make women “victims,” and the diversity gap in sci-fi/fantasy films, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 10 months ago
I’ve always been puzzled by the anti-feminists’ implication that complaining about being treated poorly and demanding better is being a “victim”, while just accepting whatever shit people toss at you is not. Seems backwards to me.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand how recanting an accusation unravels a case from a legal perspective. I was tihnking more in terms of public reactions (as seen on blog comments, social media, etc) and the qualities of society that help shape those reactions.
A woman who says she was raped is strongly doubted; a woman who…[Read more]
What bothers me about the Conor Oberst story (and, indeed, all stories of “false” rape accusations) is how lopsided the skepticism is.
When a woman says she was raped, she’s pelted with all of the usual nonsense we’ve come to expect: she was leading him on, she changed her mind after consensual sex, etc.
But when the same woman says that her…[Read more]