Today’s dumbass quote of the day comes from W.F. Price, writing at something called The Spearhead about what he calls the “inherent conflict between atheism and feminism.” In explaining why there are more more male atheists in our communities than female ones, he proposes that it’s because women are just so damn irrational:
However, I do think Atheism tends to be a more masculine mode of thought, because men do not have rationalization hamsters that are as powerful as women’s. Men are more apt to believe it when they see it, while women like to believe in socially approved stories, or “pretty lies” as Heartiste calls them (not to say they are necessarily lies, of course, but you get the idea).
So there you go. It’s all explained. But there’s more:
However, there’s another issue here that is being ignored. Atheism is the rejection of religious fictions, but the entire premise of feminism is based on a religious fiction: equality.Try asking someone to defend equality in rational terms, and watch them stump themselves. There is simply nothing about the idea that makes sense from a rational perspective. In fact, equal only makes sense in math, because no two things are truly the same. Although both are athletes, is a baseball player equal to a football player? Is a german shepherd equal to a poodle? These questions don’t really make any sense, because the idea of equality is a human creation to describe some quality that can’t actually be defined.
No, those questions don’t make any sense because they are being used to build a rather absurd straw man. Equality does not mean that two things are the same in every way; only a moron would think such a thing. In the context of feminism and social justice, equality simply means being treated equally under the law. This isn’t really such a difficult concept to grasp, is it?