Richard Dawkins

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{{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} Richard Dawkins is a prominent popular scientist with a past in evolutionary biology and ethology. He has made some misplaced statements on social justice issues, especially with respect to oppression,<ref>Richard Dawkins Takes Brave Stance Against Racism and Sexism, by Ana Mardoll</ref> religion,<ref>Richard Dawkins Takes Up Islamophobic Narrative about Muslims and Nobel Prizes, by Emperor</ref><ref>Richard Dawkins criticised for Twitter comment about Muslims, by Bob Pitt</ref><ref>Richard Dawkins does it again: New Atheism’s Islamophobia problem, by Nathan Lean</ref> and gender theory and feminism more generally.<ref>In Which Richard Dawkins Disappoints Me, by Adam Lee</ref><ref>Sharing a lift with Richard Dawkins, by David Allen Green</ref>

Views

Dawkins is a prolific Twitter user, using the platform to touch on his opinions on important issues, often causing controversy. His views are often misguided and/or offensive; he has been known to descend into mansplaining and cisplaining basic issues like abortion rights.

On social justice, in and of itself, his views are largely negative, with a lot of straw thrown in:

Learned a useful new phrase this week: Social Justice Warrior. SJWs can't forgive Shakespeare for having the temerity to be white and male.<ref>Permalink to Dawkins' tweet, with replies</ref>

This pejorative against social justice activists<ref>Which SJWiki itself has no problems with, hence the pun.</ref> was tweeted to him by a member of The Slyme Pit.<ref>Congratulations, Richard Dawkins, by Stephanie Zvan</ref>

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