From the Mistress of Hell, PF, explaining why the moniker “New Atheism”, and its connotation, is garbage:
"New Atheism"/"New Atheist" refers to atheists speaking their minds, writing books and blog posts, wearing T-shirts and putting stickers on their cars and generally being exactly as open and vocal as Christians are in the US. So, of course, we're "rude", "shrill", "angry", "bitter" awful people who need to shut the fuck up and leave the talking to the Christians. Cuz, you know, privilege.
Bingo. (Added to Memorable Quotes, as usual.)