I posted the other day about some comments DJ Grothe made about women feeling safe at TAM. I was dismayed and angry about how his words were perceived as sexist.
I overreacted. I’ve had a chance to read more from other sides of the issue and I can no longer stand by my condemnation of DJ. He has done much to help the skeptical community become more inclusive and I was wrong to be so quick to judge him.
I let my emotions get the best of me. I allowed my bias (the fact that Rebecca was the first one to really inspire me to become a skeptic) to get in the way of clear thinking. Worst of all, I didn’t do any digging to find out more about all sides of the issue. I didn’t use reason, but I let emotion guide my writing. It was a disgraceful performance equal to the sloppy woo ridden drivel that I constantly rail about here.
To DJ, and to all of my readers, I most sincerely apologize.