I’m Probably Not More Influential Than Genie Scott

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vote for me anyway!

Blag Hag has a poll to determine who was the most influential female atheist of 2009, and I honestly cannot think of anyone who comes close to Genie Scott, except maybe Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who sadly isn’t an option.

There are plenty of other good options, though, including Skepchick Surly Amy and Friends of Skepchick Amanda Marcotte and Ariane Sherine. And me! ME!

Seriously, I’m flattered to be on the list and I hope to increase my awesomeness this year in order to justify my inclusion.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. Depends what’s meant by influential. Me personally, or society at large? Either way I voted for you, Amy and Ariane, so if it’s a three-way tie I was no help at all.

  2. Amy, I included you because I think what you do with Surlyramics is both important and unique. You filled the special skeptical jewelry niche, but all of those necklaces are helping people be more out and visible. You’re spreading skepticism in a very unique and artsy way!

    And okay, as a fellow artist maybe I’m a bit biased in my thinking ;)

  3. I didn’t realize I could vote for more than one, so I voted for Ariane. Seriously, the atheist bus campaign, seriously!

    Also she wrote “you have the coolest of names” in my copy of the Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, and Rebecca hasn’t signed anything I own, ever. :-D

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