Because of all the abuse and harassment from other Gnu atheists, Jen McCreight, who founded the idea of atheism plus, has felt the need to suspend all blogging activity.
In the meantime, PZ Myers is trying to peddle some Gnu Woo:
One thing we do have to move beyond is this provincial idea that sexism and harassment are just a consequence of a few jerks within a new movement: it’s not. It’s widespread. I think atheist culture is actually better than the norm,
Oh please, there is NO evidence to think atheist culture is actually better than the norm. PZ, like some god-walloper, just wants badly to believe this.
Look, Jen McCreight tried to delude herself about this, but then bravely acknowledged the truth:
I can’t count how many times I publicly stressed that the atheist/skeptical movement, while not perfect, is still a safer place for women and other minorities.
But now I recognize that I was trying to convince myself that this is true.
I don’t feel safe as a woman in this community – and I feel less safe than I do as a woman in science, or a woman in gaming, or hell, as a woman walking down the fucking sidewalk.
She tried to do something about it with her “third wave” and that resulted in her quitting the whole thing, at least for the time being.
Oh, and have you noticed people like Richard Dawkins, Jerry Coyne, and Sam Harris have ignored all this? They are happy to take some leadership position when it comes to getting money or getting noticed. But when it comes time to actually solve a very real problem, they are MIA.