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26 August, 2012

Google Hangouts and a Bus

YouTube user Integralmath has an excellent video about Rebecca Watson and the new "Seattle Busgate" her and her ilk are dreaming up now. Apparently, us feeble women don't realize how much misogyny is involved in asking a woman her name on a bus. I literally had no idea. I thought people asking my name were trying to start a conversation. How foolish of me to be so duped!

I tried to watch more of the Hangout, I really did. Please don't fault me, I just couldn't stomach the self-justification of calling an entire movement racist, misogynist people who "hate diversity so much you can't even talk about it (about 14min in, Jen McCreight), and then acting like the movement's pushback against those labels is evidence that the labels apply. I almost threw up in my mouth.

I wonder if these people are really, really like this in real life or if they are just trying to be internet famous.


  1. According to these assholes, asking a woman her name = misogyny/attempted rape. How can these people get away with saying shit this stupid? I tried watching the hangout myself, but my brain couldn't handle the massive concentrations of stupidity. It's a good thing more and more people are calling out Freethought Blogs/Skepchick out on their bullshit.

    1. It's an excellent marketing tool, taken straight from the pages of Fox News. They frame the debate in such a way that only they know that this stuff is misogyny, they label anyone who disagrees as misogynists and then they sit back and say, "What's everyone all fussy for? All we're doing is fighting misogyny!" That communications degree is working for that Watson, that's for sure.