Today the American Humanist Association Board voted to withdraw, effective immediately, the 1996 Humanist of the Year award it bestowed on Richard Dawkins.
Tap the preview below to read the board's statement explaining why. https://t.co/VfxMgbISh5
— American Humanist Association (@americnhumanist) April 19, 2021
Why? It’s just the vibe. He was not sufficiently enthusiastic about the PC mob’s latest pronouncements.
The AHA has not actually provided any specific instances where Dawkins made statements that could be viewed as intentionally demeaning to trans people.
He has previously tweeted regarding transgenderism from a biological science standpoint, which he argues is necessarily in direct opposition to the modern phenomenon of ‘wokeism’:
Is trans woman a woman? Purely semantic. If you define by chromosomes, no. If by self-identification, yes. I call her "she" out of courtesy.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) October 26, 2015
Most recently, Dawkins compared people identifying as a different gender to their biological gender to Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who identifies as black, and complained that if you ‘deny’ their identity you will be vilified:
In 2015, Rachel Dolezal, a white chapter president of NAACP, was vilified for identifying as Black. Some men choose to identify as women, and some women choose to identify as men. You will be vilified if you deny that they literally are what they identify as.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) April 10, 2021
After negative comments on Twitter (really, who plays to that crowd of left wing lunatics?), Dawkins pleaded that he was on their side:
I do not intend to disparage trans people. I see that my academic “Discuss” question has been misconstrued as such and I deplore this. It was also not my intent to ally in any way with Republican bigots in US now exploiting this issue .
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) April 12, 2021
Too late. You’re cancelled.
Advice to RD: Don’t suck up to them and don’t apologize. No one will respect you for it, least of all your left wing “friends”.