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How Richard Dawkins Drove Me To Wokeism

Richard Dawkins is a well known figure in the freethought community. His books have been best sellers and have helped lead many people to ditch religion. In recent years, Dawkins has not been a decent human being and on April 10th a transphobic tweet reminded us all we need to stop putting science communicators on a pedestal. The support Dawkins received for “Just Asking Questions” reminds us what Humanism really means as we reject his questioning of the basic dignity and worth of a group of people for no rational reason.

Episode 21: How Richard Dawkins Drove Me To Wokeism

Richard Dawkins is a well known figure in the freethought community. His books have been best sellers and have helped lead many people to ditch religion. In recent years, Dawkins has not been a decent human being and on April 10th a transphobic tweet reminded us all we need to stop putting science communicators on a pedestal. The support Dawkins received for “Just Asking Questions” reminds us what Humanism really means as we reject his questioning of the basic dignity and worth of a group of people for no rational reason.

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Richard Dawkins Transphobic Tweet

A Response to Richard Dawkins Transphobic Tweet

American Humanist Association Board Statement Withdrawing Honor from Richard Dawkins

American Atheists VP on Richard Dawkins’ Comments about Trans People

Richard Dawkins is Still Denying the Basic Humanity of Trans People

Ditching Dawkins

Richard Dawkins’ 1996 Humanist Award Revoked Over Transgender Comments

Richard Dawkins Doesn’t Know What a Woman Is

Organizations have the right to not invite Richard Dawkins — or me — to speak

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Written, produced, and edited by Douglas Berger and he is entirely responsible for the content.

The GCH theme is “Your Call” by Kevin MacLeod from filmmusic.io and licensed under creative comments using attribution 4.0 international

This episode by Glass City Humanist is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

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