Don’t Be That Activist

In an attempt to drive up more publicity A Voice For Men (AVFM) has posted the following captioned picture on their site.

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It’s designed to bring attention to the problem of false rape accusations.

There have been a number of reactions to this piece of marketing designed to promote the AVFM message.  Powerful imagery with a simple (and thus rather vague) statement that leaves it entirely up to the viewer just what they take away from it.  It’s a fine example of political advertising.

Rather than respond with words I’ve decided to respond to their captioned picture with one of my own.

 Here it is.

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Interestingly enough I’d originally gone with this version;

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Which while I found to be equally effective it didn’t have quite the same impact as my above image (as a response to the AVFM captioned picture).

Can you spot the difference and say why?

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Creators of the Original “Don’t Be That Girl” image. ***Note:  I’ve received a confirmation from  an AVFM staff member regarding a comment that states they did not create  the “Don’t Be That Girl” image.***

http://www.avoiceformen.com/

edited may 14 2013 to correct link

The Importance of Using Reason When Defining Racism

Here’s a rather interesting example of a racist race-activist attempting to make use of a blogger’s definition of “racism” to further his own agenda. An agenda that consists of portraying the left (the left being anyone who doesn’t agree with his definition of race) as an unreasonable, white race hating group of tree huggers (which sets up for his non-stop non-sequiturs used in his pseudo-science based pro-race activism).

The only problem is that the blog in question starts out by declaring that the 1960s definition of racism (racism=prejudice + power) is “the standard definition used in sociology” despite evidence to the contrary.

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Freethought Blogs & A+ Atheist-Humanists

I got into a discussion with Richard Carrier in his comments section on a blog he posted on FTB on the issue of the new attempt at creating a group known as; “A+”.

“A+” people would be atheists who are also humanists. The impetus for creating this group came from a perceived problem in the Atheist/ Skeptic community where many of those professing to be skeptics were not being very skeptical.

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