January 29, 2016

WOMEN ARE OBVIOUSLY TOO FRAGILE TO FACE THE CRUEL WORLD WITHOUT A PROTECTOR: Richard Dawkins disinvited from conference for offending feminists.

Outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins says a lot of things that people find offensive, but apparently the last straw came when he dared to share a parody video that criticized feminism.

Dawkins’ retweeting of the video caused him to lose his invitation to speak at the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism. The invitation was rescinded “in response to Dr. Dawkins’ approving retweet of a highly offensive video.”

The NECSS didn’t specify that it was the video focusing on feminism that had done Dawkins in, but is the most likely culprit. In the video, feminists are compared to radical Islamists. Never once does the video suggest feminists are violent, however.

It also seems unlikely that Dawkins would have been disinvited had he retweeted something comparing Islamists to, say, Republicans.

Of course not. That would have been hilarious.

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