As we all know, the New Atheist community loves to paint Christians as “anti-women.” Also, they tell us the world would be a much better place without religion. I see. So that must mean the Gnu community itself is not “anti-women” and indeed is a much better place to be. Right?
But if that is the case, how do New Atheists explain “elevatorgate?”
What’s worse, much worse, it that it is looking like elevatorgate was just the tip of the iceberg. Back in 2012, the blog Friendly Atheist posted this:
There seems to be something that everyone is talking about, but no one is actually saying it out loud. It seems that are a number of “male speakers behaving badly towards women at conferences” and yet they keep getting invited back because they’re big names and conference organizers can’t afford not to invite them.
And in the last few days, this situation has become toxic. You can see for yourself:
I don’t know what to believe. Reason and evidence fail us. On many levels.