You don’t get to condemn a musician for being a flat earther but support an author for being a TERF. They’re both promoting incorrect opinions over expert verified facts.

You don’t get to pick and choose what unscientific nonsense you condemn. If you’re going to dismiss things as “unscientific” then you need to dismiss all unscientific things.


Startling how many people are still using “but I learned this thing in biology lessons when I was 12” as an argument and believing it that to be sufficient. As if their school education taught them literally everything and nothing else is real.

@InvaderXan that's the kind of grasping argumentation you get when a person that believes they're not bigoted is invested in a bigotry-based worldview

"it _can't_ be that I'm evil, it's just *waves vaguely at a number of excuses*"

@suivran Yeah, I think you’re right. They try to use “facts” to justify their bigotry.

@InvaderXan Exactly. Highschool taught me that I had fundamental rights as a citizen of my country, but I see them being taken away farther from us every day.

my last school science lessons were 40 years ago. I am pretty sure there have been a few scientific discoveries and changed views since then.😇
I don't understand why people think everything's still the same, when our total body of knowledge went from one filled library to a couple of thousand full libraries in just a few decades.

gender essentialism, fundamentalists 

@InvaderXan It reminds me of the way fundamentalist Christianists will more than happily latch onto that infamous admonition against what they take to mean homosexuality, whilst equally happily utterly ignoring identically severe words against mixing fabrics, shaving, tattoos, and seafood.

gender essentialism, fundamentalists 

@porsupah Yeah, it's a lot like that, really. Cherry pick a few things to defend their one weird fixation and ignore the rest. This analogy works even better when you consider there's at least one obviously gay couple in the bible.

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