Allegations of sexual harrasment in the atheist movement

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Allegations of sexual harrasment in the atheist movement

In case, you haven't been paying attention to the atheist movement, there are several claims that employees of the Center For Inquiry (CFI) groped and sexually assaulted women, plus harrasement at conferences such as TAM.

 

So, has anybody been following all this? What should we do about these allegations?

 

 

 

 


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1) Links to any of these

1) Links to any of these stories? Haven't heard of anything like this, but I have not been following atheist organization news.

2) It seems perfectly obvious to me what should be done, the matter should be thoroughly investigated should the allegations have any credence and any offenders punished in appropriate ways within the organization and without.

3) If there is any evidence that the organization itself is lending itself to this behavior or that persons of influence in the group have acted inappropriately in terms of the policy towards sexual harassment the rules should be changed to make sure the situation does not happen again, and any offenders punished in appropriate ways.

This almost seems rhetorical to me, would anyone disagree with this? Seems pretty clear to me.

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ThunderJones wrote:1) Links

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1) Links to any of these stories? Haven't heard of anything like this, but I have not been following atheist organization news.

2) It seems perfectly obvious to me what should be done, the matter should be thoroughly investigated should the allegations have any credence and any offenders punished in appropriate ways within the organization and without.

3) If there is any evidence that the organization itself is lending itself to this behavior or that persons of influence in the group have acted inappropriately in terms of the policy towards sexual harassment the rules should be changed to make sure the situation does not happen again, and any offenders punished in appropriate ways.

This almost seems rhetorical to me, would anyone disagree with this? Seems pretty clear to me.

 

there's lots of articles about it

http://freethoughtblogs.com/lousycanuck/2013/08/12/sexual-harassment-accusations-in-the-skeptical-and-secular-communities-a-timeli...

 


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That makes it very simple

That makes it very simple than, this problem is absolutely unacceptable, and needs to be immediately rectified.

I don't think any reasonable person would disagree with that, right?

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ThunderJones wrote:That

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That makes it very simple than, this problem is absolutely unacceptable, and needs to be immediately rectified.

I don't think any reasonable person would disagree with that, right?

Unless they were hot.

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ZuS wrote:ThunderJones

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ThunderJones wrote:

That makes it very simple than, this problem is absolutely unacceptable, and needs to be immediately rectified.

I don't think any reasonable person would disagree with that, right?

Unless they were hot.

Is that a joke?

If it is, I'm not laughing.

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I am. Because it was a joke.

I am. Because it was a joke. And because a lot of the incidents I've heard about would be ridiculous to classify as harassment. Feminazi's whining about being asked on a date are in no way being harassed.

If someone has been groped they should go to the police, because that would be a crime.

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Vastet wrote:I am. Because

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I am. Because it was a joke. And because a lot of the incidents I've heard about would be ridiculous to classify as harassment. Feminazi's whining about being asked on a date are in no way being harassed. If someone has been groped they should go to the police, because that would be a crime.

Based off the link, it seems that quite a few of the incidents involve allegations of groping.

Like I said, the issues should be investigated. You are right though that if someone is groped they should do something about it right away. It does make it rather hard to investigate the incidents if a lot of them are hearsay or there isn't much to go on.

As far as the 'joke' I just thought that it was kinda dumb when its dropped out of context about crimes. Especially since that is exactly the type of thing the "Feminazis" (kind of a bullshit term if you ask me, equivocating feminists with genocide and etc.) are complaining about, although obviously more direct and probably when it is clearly not a joke.

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ThunderJones wrote:Is that a

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Is that a joke?

If it is, I'm not laughing.

Oh I didn't notice we were talking about harrasment of women. Very sorry. Thought we were talking about sexual abuse of children.

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