Comment from Andy, replying to a post about sexual harassment at atheist conferences:
“I suspect it’s only ugly women who complain of the environment they find themselves in. It is simply a marker of your typical feminists mental illness.”
I just want to point out something Jen McCreight said on Twitter (@jennifurret): “I like how I’ve been attacked for being pretty and for being ugly. You can’t win as a woman, can you?” Women who talk about sexual harassment are either ugly, and resentful of the fact that they’re not getting attention… or they’re pretty, and therefore are bimbos who are asking for it. Or, in some cases, both.
As for “mental illness”: Right. Because it is so totally out of touch with reality to think that men sometime use their power to take sexual advantage of women, and to think it’s an important problem, and to try to stop it. m-/
Oh, btw, I’ve said this before when the #thing that #menhavecalled me is “ugly,” and I’ll say it again here: Please, unless you’re a personal friend or someone I’m having sex with, don’t try to make me feel better by saying that I’m not ugly. If I write about fashion or post the hot pic of myself in the Skepticon calendar, you can say nice things about how I look… but please don’t do it here. I’m not calling this out to garner reassurance about my appearance. I’m calling this out to show people the kind of shit women routinely deal with. I have a thick skin, and I don’t get my feelings hurt by sexist jackasses calling me names. That isn’t the point.
The point isn’t that I’m not ugly. The point is that it shouldn’t matter.