I love being part of ScienceBlogs. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of my Sciblings in person by now and have generally found them to be wonderful people. Readers, I like them!
Except. I really don’t like the trash one of my Sciblings has been flinging around lately. Sooooo not cool. Details over at Isis’s pad. Sing it, sister!
When people go around saying stuff like this
I have been accused of not being on board because I don’t like the anger. At the same time I’m a progenitor of anger when I feel like doing it. I admit that the anger works, but I also feel that ally building is sometimes hampered by it. What bothers me most is when I see cliquish behavior overriding good strategy, and I laugh when I see Zuska and Isis in their new state of palpable but manageable tension.
You have been scolded by The Borg. How annoying. I guess there were no interesting shoes that day.
Later, maybe you’ll laugh about it. In the mean time, you can reminisce about your days in high school, because Isis is pretty much that girl in high school who was so annoying.
and it goes unremarked upon, they get to thinking it’s perfectly fine with everybody for them to behave like poopyheaded morons. Why, they might even be so deluded as to think that a lot of people think exactly like they do. But they would be wrong.
It might be slightly less vomit-inducing to see Isis put down and infantilized in such a patronizing tone as “that girl in high school who was so annoying”, or to see that dialog between two feminists who don’t always agree on every point is something to be dismissed with laughter, if the person leaving the remarks would actually own up and sign his name to them. It’s ironic, considering how vociferously Mr. Laden has spoken against pseudonymous commenters on his own blog.