2007-04-22 You're No Suffragist

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>2007-04-22</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\PZ Myers\active atheism\suffrage movement\Mixing Memory/posts</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://scienceblogs.com/mixingmemory/2007/04/youre_no_suffragist.php</let> <let name=data index=Title>You're No Suffragist</let> <let name=data index=Text>“It's difficult, at this point, to say anything other than, "Are you kidding me?" Watching white, middle-class, mostly ex-Protestant males (the dominant new atheist demographic) compare themselves to feminists, labor movements, gay and civil rights activists, or the members of any other persecuted group fighting for their social, political, and economic lives is just plain surreal. Or worse, as Trinifar notes, it's just plain manipulative. It does, however, reinforce my armchair psychoanalysis of the new atheists: members of a privileged class who decided to create an identity simply to justify their own persecution complexes.”</let> </hide><if not flag=$including><let name=docat val=1 /><call ShowLinkData /></if>