Talk:Rebecca Watson

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Move back to Elevatorgate[edit]

This article is barely about Watson. (In fact, the incident was barely about Watson.) Almost all of it should be at Elevatorgate. Is there any good reason for it not to be? - David Gerard (talk) 15:46, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

The stuff about promoting skepticism to people other than angry white guys in the basement seems interesting and germane; I don't follow the skeptic/atheist blog-o-sphere at all, though. Are there any interesting debates which have come out of that dimension of her work? Does she get challenged/has she forged interesting alliances? Most importantly, has she succeeded? If so, how? If not, why not? What can people who want to contribute to the project of increasing the diversity of such a community learn from her work?Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 16:06, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
The stuff about Elevatorgate was mostly originally written on the Richard Dawkins article before being moved or copied here when a Rebecca Watson article was created. Currently it's a content fork across both pages with most of the same text, and yeah it should be moved to a separate Elevatorgate page with a much shorter summary of the incident left on the Watson & Dawkins articles. €₳$£ΘĪÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:09, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes. I agree.--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 17:39, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
OK, will separate this out and link it from both articles - David Gerard (talk) 10:05, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Elevatorgate - David Gerard (talk) 11:28, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid to click on that link. Anyway, an article/essay describing the accident in pedantic detail has been on my To Do List for quite some time. I guess this may spur me into finally writing it.--ZooGuard (talk) 12:09, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

It is strange to consider that in the distant future Dawkins will be remembered for his contributions to evolutionary biology and Ms Watson may receive a footnote in the Encycolpedia Triviana for having once stood in an elevator.Shinola (talk) 01:40, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Don't insert your comments into the middle of two years old discussions. Typhoon (talk) 16:48, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Show canceled from Gamergate[edit]


Rebecca Watson's hosting a comedic science panel quiz show, Quiz-O-Tron, on the 25th. Naturally, there's a Gamergate petition to shut it down, signed mostly by people who don't know who she is, what she's doing or why they're supposed to hate her.

Think it is worth mentioning here? Zero (talk - contributions) 17:36, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

If you want. But stupid people and petty, vindictive internet petitions that achieve nothing are everywhere. To me it's just another notch in the "gamergate attempts to acheive only things unrelated to its stated mission" tally. Ikanreed (talk) 17:51, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
It's more relevant to the #Gamergate article than this one. This article badly needs expanding, but that should be things Rebecca Watson was more directly involved in, such as #Elevatorgate & its aftermath. ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:03, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
You had me worried for a second there -- from the title of the topic, it sounded like something crazy enough happened that she canceled her show (not that I'll be able to attend anyways, but there's always online vids!) As Weaseloid said, it could be worth a passing mention on the GamerGate page, but probably not more than a line or a refnote ( petitions are a dime a dozen and can be started by anyone, y'know?). I think the petition responses on her page were cherry picked for humorous effect (the responses on the petition page are vitriolic, but pretty general), but the fact that people from GamerGate are signing the petition though she's not even tangentially involved (as far as I'm aware) to the original GamerGate brouhaha could be reason enough, I would say.
Personal note: I'm really glad to hear she doesn't subscribe to the HAES movement. Noir LeSable (talk) 18:08, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
It's quite a revealing (but totally unsurprising) shift in what Gamergate focuses on & who gets targeted: Zoe Quinn --> feminists/SJWs within the world of video games --> feminists/SJWs within the internet at large. €₳$£ΘĪÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:24, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
Again, anything but the stated mission. Ikanreed (talk) 19:12, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

The problem here is that almost nobody knows who she is nor why they should care about her one way or then other.Shinola (talk) 02:04, 6 March 2016 (UTC)