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Comment author: tomstocker 19 August 2015 08:49:13AM 2 points [-]

Those quotes aren't real quotes right? I recognize the offensive one about 'autistic white nerds' from a wierd article by one of the Vox founders but I would have bet against much of the others being said by someone?

Comment author: KelseyPiper 19 August 2015 09:05:11PM 4 points [-]

No, sorry, they are not. And not all of these are pitfalls I've witnessed specifically in EA outreach - the atheist/skeptic community and campus conservative/libertarian groups are where I watched a lot of these mistakes get made.

Comment author: Ben_Rhodes 29 August 2015 08:34:02PM -1 points [-]

I think I would have been considerably more amenable to your post if you had crafted subtler quotes that could more plausibly be attributed to an EA. As it stands, it feels like straw (wo)manning.

Comment author: Bernadette_Young 02 September 2015 08:46:21AM 2 points [-]

Your statement here suggests we have nothing to learn from other movements, which seems an unhelpful position to take.

Comment author: Ben_Rhodes 24 September 2015 04:05:52PM 0 points [-]

Sorry for sounding so negative! I should have said that I thought the post was well-written overall and made many good points about how we can learn from other movements. However, I still think the specific quotes used were unhelpful.