I myself have filtered out all of RM's posts for years. I only learn
of one when someone else copies it. If everyone would refrain from
copying or responding to the visibly misogynist ones, that would
help. If RN would refrain from posting such things, that would help
even more. If he would only recognize that misogyny invalidates any
good he might accomplish, that would be better yet.
On Aug 24, 2008, at 12:23 PM, herb fox wrote:
> That Rob Mann is a misogynist is not news to those who have been
> reading his stuff off and on. This serious flaw in his character
> and politics does not deny that he has also contributed well-
> informed critiques of GM and other stuff. Racism, misogyny and
> homophobia are contradictory to the stand and tradition of Science
> for the People. Since we (or rather Mike G) do not have the
> resources to examine his every contribution in order to filter out
> his destructive and insulting trash, it would be appropriate to
> invite him to remain on the list only if he suppresses his in-your-
> face misogyny.
> Robert should examine how he himself does exactly the opposite of
> that for which he commends Kendall. He has used unscientifically
> gathered correlations to determine cause. That the growth of
> interstate highways and divorce examined as time series beginning in
> the 50s through the 70s show strong correlation is hardly the basis
> to conclude that highways cause divorce. That there is a marked
> correlation between the misogynist trash appearing on this list
> serve and communications from New Zealand is hardly the basis for
> concluding that New Zealand scientists tend to be misogynists.
> Calling attention to the necessity that critics of GM including SftP
> maintain high credibility by well founded and documented science is
> a positive contribution. Maintaining our credibility as a
> progressive, critical voice based on sound science is indeed
> essential For that reason we must deal firmly with insulting,
> unscientific misogyny.
> I recommend that one racist, misogynist or homophobic post earns a
> warning to the poster. Repeated racist, misogynist or homophobic
> posts is an adequate basis to remove the poster from the list.