Will didn't just use sexist epithets. That'd be easier to ignore. Will habitually insulted female posters by going after their sexual attractiveness to him. He continually engaged in hoary gender stereotyping and the language of sexism because he knew it would upset the female posters.
Take this thread I brought up as an example recently.
In it, Will is busy arguing that natural selection is a tautology, among other ignorant things about evolutionary theory. The Dude, JSM, and myself are mainly the people replying. Beastie chimes in some posts as well. How does Will respond to her?
You’re in completely over your head here, baby. You don’t have a freaking clue what is even going on. You’re just here for what you believe is a circle-jerk pile on, with me as the target.
But if you’d like to attempt to disprove my assessment, feel free to restate, or even directly quote, those instances where anyone has demonstrated that "natural selection" (absent the influence of external forces, such as described above) amounts to anything more than "those who reproduce best are selected." I’m quite confident you cannot do it. The best you can hope for is to play cheerleader for someone else who might try. So grab your pompoms, beastlie baby, and cheer on your boys.
I am convinced that no single group of humans can be more wilfully blind and dogmatic than is the overwhelmingly majority of LDS apostates. Fortunately, catastrophic events, such as the one presumed to have deselected the dinosaurs, can forcibly bring reproduction to an end. That’s what will happen to apostates at the second coming. And, believe me, deselection will never have come more deserved.
That's sexist as all get out, and a dime a dozen post from his history. That's Will. It's not just him occasionally calling someone a b-word.
Daniel C. Peterson, for what it is worth, claimed this stuff isn't
misogynist. Great representative for Mormonism, that chap.
OK, I'm bound to be attacked for this, but here goes:
I am a woman and I'm very offended by misogynist behavior when I see it. I think calling Schryver a misogynist for saying things like you quoted here does a disservice to condemning real misogynist behavior. I also thought a good portion of the quotes in the big Mormon Apologists and Misogyny thread did not rise to the level of misogyny either. I mean, I take my brothers as a good example. They are TBMs to the nth degree, but they're also joke-sters and make breast comments about women all the time. They all loved the Kate Upton "Cat Daddy" video that went viral a while ago. But they're not misogynists. They're just not. They're just typical "boys"----even though they're supposedly grown-up men in their 20's and 30's. Seriously people----there are so many authentic examples of misogyny that deserve our condemnation. I've seen lots of it on this board in the past couple years, and it's mostly coming from male ex-Mormon posters.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to excuse Will for things like calling Emma Smith a champion bitch and calling a couple women "bitchy". That is not becoming a good Mormon priesthood holder--I just don't consider most of his quotes in that big thread to be terribly misogynistic. And quite honestly, after reading everything that was said about the "c"-word incident, I just don't believe that Will really would have said something like that on a public message board. Sorry, but that's how I see it. In my opinion, it's better to save the label for clear-cut examples of real misogyny.
I am open to changing my opinion, but it would take some better examples than what I've seen so far. My objections to Schryver have much more to do with what I think are ridiculous apologetic arguments about missing scrolls than him making jokes about someone wearing a skimpy dress or having breast reduction surgery.