edit: For more on this issue as it progressed you’ll have to move down to the comments. From about #100 or so would add the continued debacle
Ok, so we all know I have openly disagreed with a few of the things RW has said and done, most notably her attack on Dawkins following ‘elevatorgate’, and more recently her sexist OTT take on the TAM/Skeptic community et cetera. However, I feel forced to at least defend myself of one thing. Calling someone a C**t.
I don’t use the phrase, and not because it’s a gendered insult (it isn’t, at least not in the UK) but because resorting to abusive words like that mean you’ve lost the argument you’re making. I used to like her, then simply held a different point of view, and although (thanks to her actions over the past year) I now DO dislike her, but I do not ‘hate’ her and would not wish for her to be physically or verbally abused in any way.
So, imagine my surprise when I saw this tweet: (I’m blocked, obviously, as I’m a ‘misogynist’ for disagreeing with her :/ But saw this when I was directed to it)
As you can see, she claims she blocked me for calling her a C**t. If she can provide evidence of this then please do. However, there isn’t any. I was blocked for disagreeing and calling her out on her lack of realism and logic (search my blog for the posts). After time, I thought it was all a bit silly, so emailed her asking to be ‘unblocked’ on twitter and let childish animosities go. The email I sent is as follows:
I obviously sent it to the Skepchick address, but soon got a response from Rebecca, as follows:
So, my attempt at a reconciliation failed. I accept that, and apologise if she felt offended, but I stand by my disagreements and criticism. As you can see from her tweet, this ‘rejection’ caused me to call her a c**t again… Er, wait, no it didn’t. This is my true response:
So, there you have it. Pure lies on her part.
I still don’t wish her harm but I certainly won’t be pursuing a friendly reconciliation any time soon.
And swearing at anyone who points out the simple fact that RW wasn’t speaking the truth. He’s gone a bit loopy, and it’s still going…