Donnerstag, 5. Juli 2012

How to create a legend, updated

Now, I think you all know about the verrry funny Twitter hashtag #FTBullies. On this hashtag and around it the following legend was birthed.
On the fourth of July, Paula S. Kirby tweeted this:
(formated for better readability, original below):

Last year one of the Oppressed Sisters described women in the atheist movement who don't take the RadFem view as 'house-slaves'. 1/3
Strangely, no one attacked her for the term on the basis that we weren't actually flogged for failing to polish the doorstep properly ...2/3
... or that using slavery as an analogy was disrespectful to its victims. 3/3

... or that using slavery as an analogy was disrespectful to its victims. 3/3
Strangely, no one attacked her for the term on the basis that we weren't actually flogged for failing to polish the doorstep properly ...2/3
Last year one of the Oppressed Sisters described women in the atheist movement who don't take the RadFem view as 'house-slaves'. 1/3

When asked who said that, her reply was this:

You think I save the URL of every comment insulting those who don't support RadFems?! It was a yr ago. Gd luck if u want 2 google

You think I save the URL of every comment insulting those who don't support RadFems?! It was a yr ago. Gd luck if u want 2 google
After that, the person who asked the question was blocked, so much for silencing dissent...

But that's not my point, nor the hilarity of claiming that using the term slave was disrespectful but using Feminazi is justified.

The problem is: We have no evidence for that claim except for Paula's memory.
Now, since Paula can't be trusted to give a definition of "Radfem ideology" recognizable by any person with a passing acquaintance of  feminist theory and schools of feminism, we have no idea what the "oppresed sister" actually said. Or in what context. Or, who she is and whether she has any actual ties to those she calls "The Sisterhood of the Oppressed".
So, make a claim that somebody whose name you don't remember said something that you don't remember exactly said something in a place you don't remember and then shout "you're silencing me" when people have the cheek to ask for evidence.

But it gets better. Russell Blackford jumps the train and twists this into this:

And nor are my female friends "chill girls" "gender traitors" "sister punishers" or (most amazingly!) "house negroes".
 Now we're racists as well!


Kommentare:

Timid Atheist hat gesagt…

I'm wondering if Ms. Kirby meant this comment by Talisma Nasarin:

http://freethoughtblogs.com/taslima/2012/04/09/sexual-slavery-must-be-abolished/#comment-266

If so then she actually was refuted by her commenters. However I'm not sure that any of the bloggers at FTB saw that comment or if they did see it, say anything about it.

Giliell hat gesagt…

Thank you for the link. Absolutely possible that this is what she meant, but it proves her further dishonesty

throwaway hat gesagt…

The attacks have been ramping up. It seems the only people they can get to listen are "I'm not a mysoginist, my best friend is a woman" How long before their whinging dies down? Why hold a grudge against the people or supposed hypocrisy rather than addressing the issue: all people should feel safe with the assurance of guidelines for their safety - and all people should feel free to operate as they normally have for the past few years when it comes to consensual activities. Seriously, I just don't see what's unreasonable about that. Without the personal assaults they would have nothing of substance to add to the "debate" (WHY IS IT EVEN A DEBATE GAH!)

On a better note: Happy belated birthday to your daughterspawn!