Magical Harassment Fairies aka Dead Nazis
Trigger Warning for blatant Godwinning
It seems all roads of the current atheist/feminist controversy lead back to Justin Vacula. He recorded a youtube video in which he made the statement that
And I really think that if you’re going to be on the internet, you’re going to be talking a big game, you’re going to be saying really nasty things about people–calling people “sexist”, calling people “misogynsist”–instead of approaching the situation in a different manner and being charitable and saying, “Well, maybe what you have to say there could have been reframed differently.”
In his video, he uses screen captures of some of my tweets but fails to give any context to them.It is a very dishonest tactic at worst, but using the principle of charity, it is a disingenuous tactic at best.
The tweet he uses was the end result of one those magical harassment fairies that appeared out of nowhere. The second tweet shown in the video was actually a REtweet of Vacula’s own tweet. Notice the MT in the tweet. That stands for modified tweet. I have never used the phrase “lolwut” This stemmed from a dialogue with a person using the name John Brown that did appear out of nowhere to harasstweet me that I should “stop using the term darkies” and asking me “why was I such a racist” He neglects to show my tweet that I was illustrating a point.
I find it interesting that he claims the feminists that are receiving tweets such as this are talking a “big game” The “big game” I was talking? I actually linked to a post on the infamous slymepit that referred to black people as “darkies”
For this, I was rewarded with heaps of abuse from John Brown that continue unabated and referred to, of course, as a “professional victim.”
Was John Brown the actual slymepitter that referred to people as “darkies?” Is that why he is so upset with me? Well, no, he isn’t. The slymepit constantly refers to Freethought Blogs as a hivemind. The fact is that the slymepit exhibits this behavior very clearly in this exchange about me and started a twenty plus page attack on my character with no care or reference to fact or truth. They want to make you out to be a terrible person but when or if you try to fight back against their abuse, you get labelled a professional victim.
And then THIS harassment fairy appeared out of nowhere
Apparently, someone holding a grudge that I blocked him on facebook thinks it’s a good idea to track me down on twitter and harasstweet me to remind me that I think he is a harasser. What is really interesting about this particular tweet is that I would never block someone for holding a political or world view. I would certainly never block someone for saying atheism isn’t a political movement because I agree that it isn’t. I absolutely will block someone for abusive language and that is more likely what got him the boot. Now before you respond and say he didn’t appear out of thin air, that I had previous interaction with him, I will say yes, that is correct. My last interaction with him made it quite clear to him that I wanted nothing further to do with him, though, which he plainly acknowledges.
If these aren’t clear enough magical harassment fairies, let me provide these examples –
What is a feminist echo chamber? One has to wonder. You only have to look as far as Freethought Blogs to find differing viewpoints. I am aware that Greta Christina and Taslima Nasreen vary greatly in their feminist thought.
As the person behind these tweets is clearly a fan of the slymepit, will members of the slymepit please step forward to openly denounce these?
Edit- On 3/5/2013, John Brown and I reached an understanding and both apologized for what transpired. He issued a video apology which I have posted below.