Token Skeptic Podcast on Sexism and the Internet

Ugh, is vile misogyny ever epidemic on the internet.

Token Skeptic interviews three female bloggers about it. The interviews are most interesting and I also fell in love with a couple of the women who did the intros to the podcast based on their awesome accents and acting abilities alone (and in spite of the heinous content of the internet comments they were reeancting).

I also lamented online misogyny, though less insightfully, as just a part of my interview with the Angry Atheist podcast a couple weeks ago.

Here are the bios of the women in the Token Skeptic podcast:

Jennifer Ouellette - Jennifer is the author of three popular science books, specialises in physics and many related topics, with particular emphasis on how science intersects with popular culture, as well as science communication and outreach. She is also a prolific blogger, writing regularly for Discovery News and maintaining a blog at Scientific American called Cocktail Party Physics. We discuss her article ‘Is It Cold In Here‘.

Karen Miller of the More Women In Skepticism Blog (www.morewomeninskepticism.wordpress.com)

Viv Smythe - Australian writer, webwrangler, blogger – creator of Hoyden About Town and the Finally A Feminism 101 Blog (www.finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com).

Your Thoughts?

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Kylie Sturgess

    I’ll have to tell Hayley Stevens that she has a new fan. :) Listen to the Righteous Indignation podcast to listen to more!

  • Mary

    I was once told by an internet commenter who was upset with what I said that he was going to “rape” me. The other day there was a debate on the internet. The girl “Sarah” expressed an opinion that many people were expressing, but the person who responded to her, a male, said, “Wow, someone must be PMSing.”

    The internet comments section, in general, is literally the dregs of society.


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