Richard Dawkins identifies as a skeptic and rationalist. He examines evidence objectively before reaching conclusions. Recent behavior proves otherwise, as Dawkins has made verifiably false claims about feminism.
Let’s wade into some drama for a second. Dawkins tweeted a link out to a video critical of radical Islam as well as radical feminism. The video made points similar to ones I’ve made, namely that feminists don’t seem particular bothered when migrants/”refugee” rape women. After posting the video, Dawkins was fired from a speaking gig. Read: Richard Dawkins is latest casualty in the war on free speech.
Dawkins continues to claim that only a tiny minority of women feminists remain silent when women are raped by Islamists. He is wrong, and it’s easy to prove this.
Pick a feminist writer. Use that search box with their handle. Type in Cologne or Rotherham. Watch what shows up. Nothing, that's what.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 31, 2016
Pick a famous feminist author – Jessica Valenti, Amanda Marcotte, Laurie Penny, Lindy West. Or pick a feminist website like Jezebel, Feministing, or the Guardian.
Run a search on Twitter using Cologne or Rotherham with from:username.
Why is this an important search? Cologne and Rotherham are cases of widespread rape. The evidence is there. There’s no guesswork.
Surely any feminist – especially one who believes Matt Taylor’s bowling shirt is misogynistic and that “manspreading” is an insult to women everywhere – would speak out about the verifiable abuse and rape of women.
A search for Cologne from:JessicaValenti provides this result.
The only time Jessica Valenti, a leading voice on modern feminism who has written articles on why cat calling is evil and that she will not let women be held down by wrapping Christmas presents, wrote about massive rapes and sexual groping in Cologne was to chastise people for being racist!
Jessica Valenti has said nothing about Rotherham – a case where 1,400 young girls were raped by Muslim immigrants.
When a young white Oxford student named Ben Sullivan was accused of rape, Laurie Penny pounced. She led a petition drive to have him expelled from school, and Sullivan did indeed lose his position as class president. Ben Sullivan was later cleared of all wrongdoing.
Laurie Penny has written about Rotherham – noting that it’s wrong to use Rotherham to condemn people on the left. The rape of 1,400 little girls? Not on her radar!
Some people are using the stories of abused children in Rotherham to condemn individuals they dislike on the left. To me that is abhorrent.
— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) August 27, 2014
Penny did finally write an article on Cologne. Did she support women or lecture people on Islamophobia?
Amanda Marcotte claimed that anyone who defended the Duke lacrosse players were rape apologists. Yes, she fell for the Duke lacross hoax. Amanda Marcotte also fell for the Rolling Stone/University of Virginia rape hoax.
Marcotte even claimed that men who accuse women of falsely accusing men of rape are on par with Holocaust deniers.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) December 11, 2014
She has said nothing about C0logne or Rotherham.
When white men are falsely accused of rape, feminists care.
When migrants or “refugees” are caught on video groping and raping women, feminists do not care.
Strike that. Feminists care a lot when migrants rape. They care that “racists” dare to mention it.
One feminist writer even claimed that anti-Migrant activists were responsible for the Cologne attacks.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 8, 2016
I encourage Richard Dawkins to conduct his own research to verify my claims.
It is not a minority of feminists who are silent in the face of rape.
That is mainstream feminism, Professor Dawkins.
What are the real issues feminists care about?
While women were raped in Cologne and Rotherham, people said nothing. When Richard Dawkins retweeted me, feminists were outraged. Dawkins had to apologize for RT’ing me.
My “mean tweets” are worse than rape according to feminists.
The real issue facing women is Matt Taylor wearing a stupid t-shirt, Tim Hunt not making sexist comments.
That is modern feminism, as Dawkins must accept as a scientist, rationalist, and skeptic who examines evidence critically.
Or he may, like the rest of us, refuse to see what’s in front of his eyes.