Any time you say to someone “believe as I do or you’ll burn for all eternity” you’re threatening us. The double standard about that particular threat, however, is so ingrained in our culture that we don’t even recognize it. — I just want everybody to deride threats consistently.
When someone perceives that a pressure group of some sort is attempting to restrict his or her free expression on the grounds that something he or she has communicated is deemed offensive, howls of “censorship” soon follow. The person who perceives his or her speech as under attack is understandably outraged. And yet, this individual often seems to have little compunction about doing the same thing to others.
How often have we seen our fellow liberals, the same ones who howl when conservatives assail their right to free expression, attempt to silence conservatives and even other liberals for perceived violations of political correctness? And how often do we see the same conservatives who protest so loudly about perceived assaults on their free speech apply pressure to silence those with whom they disagree?
Anybody can defend their own right to free expression. But if free expression has any meaning at all, it has to include the free expression of those with whom one disagrees.
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I don’t have any right to dictate what it means to be a feminist. But it’s shameful to attack another woman’s sex life thanks to a political disagreement. — Jezebel gets in on some sweet sex-shaming | Fredrik deBoer
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God is so merciful.
It seems to me that there are a variety of options available to those of us who are concerned with the presence of misogyny among atheists, skeptics, or any other group. Publicly browbeating high-profile individuals within the group on which one is focusing is certainly one such option. Calling people names when they express disagreement with one’s viewpoint is another. Are these options effective? Do they run the risk into turning many potential allies away from one’s stated cause? — Pressuring High-Profile Atheists to Address Misogyny | Atheist Revolution
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Personally, I am distressed a bit that there’s now a perception of non-atheists that we are sexists and misogynists. Can’t you just hear the theists chuckling right now? After all , we’re the ones that point out the sexism and misogyny in religion. We’re the ones that speak out for equal treatment for all. — Want to Affect Change? Stop Attacking Your Would-Be Allies - Conservative Skeptic
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