Saturday, February 27, 2010

Julian Baggini is a horse's ass

Julian Baggini on sexism:
Although... feminism I not necessarily hostile to sexism, there are, of course some feminists who are hostile to sexism, and not just egregious misogyny... Feminism which is actively hostile to sexism I would call militant. To be hostile in this sense requires more than just strong disagreement with sexism—it requires something verging on hatred and is characterized by a desire to wipe out all forms of sexist beliefs. Militant feminists tend to make one or both of two claims that feminists do not. The first is that sexism is demonstrably false or nonsense, and the second is that it is usually or always harmful.
Oh wait. I've misquoted the man. Substitute "atheism" for "feminism", "religion" for "sexism" and "fundamentalist religions" for "egregious misogyny" and you have the original quotation.

Let me come right out and say it: Julian Baggini is a horse's ass and a pimple on the face of philosophy. Do the same substitution with racism or homophobia... yep, still a jackass.

(via DagoodS)

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