Mohammad Gad and Sexual Harassment in the Secular Community

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Mohammad Gad is someone who is active across the secular and skeptic online forums. He counts among his friends many in those communities. His Facebook friends list even includes those such as Richard Carrier and Susan Gerbic, as well as many, many others who would never abide by his behavior.

Today, he made a comment on the picture of a friend of mine’s 2 year old daughter that he would like to “eat her out.” This comes in the wake of a long history of overtly sexual and harassing remarks towards women on the various forums. This behavior should NOT be tolerated. I urge you to report his profile for harassment.

This was a horrible remark, and something we honestly rarely see. Few people tend to take things to that level. The systemic problem, however, is that we rarely speak out until it reaches that level. The level of overt harassment and sexism within the atheist and skeptic communities is overwhelming at times. NEVER should it take a comment that obscene for people to speak out. Given Mohammad’s history, he should have been called on the carpet and ousted long ago.

Why aren’t more working to solve the problem before it goes this far?

Contributor: Robert Sacerich

Robert is a Philosophy of Science and Bioethics student, as well as blogger and science advocate/activist. He has worked extensively within the secular community for various secular nonprofit organizations and public communication causes.

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5 thoughts on “Mohammad Gad and Sexual Harassment in the Secular Community

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I removed him from my list. Can you please remove my name from your blog post? I don’t want anyone to think I condone this type of behavior. Thanks!

      • There was a time, back in the day when we would all add anyone who sent a friend request that was an atheist or skeptic. It was a happy free-for-all community sort of thing. Unfortunately, over the years some of those adds have turned out to be a really bad idea and it’s often people I never actually see in my feed. So I appreciate it when people give me a warning. Anyway, keep up the good work and thanks again!

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