ASJP 5 — Rape Pockets

We’re a little late with this one, but better late than never, right? We’re talking Rape Culture. Specifically the #rapecultureiswhen hashtag on Twitter, and as close to an in depth discussion on Rape Culture as we’re ever likely to manage. Related Reading Jian Ghomeshi’s Rape Culture Debate Sparks Backlash on Twitter Wikipedia Page on Rape [Read More]

ASJP 4 — Bucket of Death!

It’s a bumper episode this week. The infamous GodlessSmeghead (off of Twitter) joins us in our first attempt at having a guest on to talk about the increasingly bad blood between social justice warriors and New Atheism. Things covered include Rebecca Watson Vs Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers’ dubious rape allegations, abortion (in general), just how bad [Read More]

AJSP 3 — Him Him Him Him THEY!

We made to to podcast number three! Yay. This time around we talk about the reason hostilities between Atheism Plus and Skepchick, with much a tangent and many mockeries. We cover the rarely discussed nitty gritty details of oral rape, and do a bit of roleplay with the comments of a Rebecca Watson post. Related [Read More]

AJSP 2 — All The Rs

We did another one! This time we talk about the infamous Caroline Criado-Perez, and how one woman’s innocent enough campaign to get better female representation on British bank notes soon spiraled into a mental breakdown of epic proportions. Also a bit of talk about John’s Twitter trolling, and much remarking of dubious racial offensiveness. Related [Read More]

ASJP 1 – The Pilot Show

For the first experimental edition of the Antisocial Justice Podcast, Zoe and John ramble on for nearly an hour and a half about the Steubenville rape atrocity, swearing in front of your kids, and general bashing of the social justice warriors. We’re still finding our feet, and the final format of the podcast is far from [Read More]

Reverse Pushback Mentality

A constant point of contention in the skeptic community—especially those parts of it where gender issues collide—is the use of words. Big words, little words, real words, fake words that need a sociology degree to understand. I personally get irked by the arrogant types who will scold me for not accepting that racism cannot happen [Read More]

Twitter for Dummies

I’ve written on the topic of misunderstanding Twitter before, but that post focused only on those pesky legal issues that were causing so much confusion. Things like how Twitter only stated in plain English on their ToS (in highlighted text) that tweets were public, rather than, say, beating new users over the head with a [Read More]

I’ll Just Leave This Here…

Just a short post. I’m currently reading a book titled The Science of the Discworld IV (I highly recommend the series), and I just came across a passage that I thought you (the people who are likely to see this post) might find relevant. That kind of thinking is said to be analytic. It may not [Read More]

“The Making Of” That Infographic

This is not an op-ed, blog post, or editorial. I warn you now, this will be neither interesting nor an ‘easy read’. It is purely to explain how I got the information for the infographic I recently shared. I’ll try to make this as painless as possible, but no promises. There have already been claims [Read More]

Understanding Twitter

Abusive behaviour on social networking platforms—specifically Twitter—has been a hot topic lately. From the abuse Caroline Criado-Perez received, and Caitlin Moran’s #twittersilence campaign, to the recent BBC Newsnight piece that’s caused such a stir among those that it wrongfully labelled as “abusive”. The cause of all this talk, that is, the abuse that people receive [Read More]