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Does the Internet Make Sexism Autopoietic?

In Which We Betray Our Gender

This comic by Gabby Schulz forecasts a recent dustup over a presentation by Rebecca Watson at the 2011 World Atheist Convention in Dublin. Basically, Watson explains she doesn’t like it when anonymous men hit her up for sex at conferences». After said presentation, an admiring male supporter may have hit her up for sex and, later, Watson posts a video about the elevator incident. Shit storm ensues. QED.

What I find particularly hilarious (and predictable and depressing) is that the recounting of the Watson-gets-propositioned dustup on MetaFilter generates yet another dustup regarding sexism on the Internet, the form of which dustup had also been forecast by Schulz’s comic.

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