Tuesday, September 27, 2011

from racefail to identity fail

I keep being tempted to stop writing about fandom and identity politics, but I keep learning new things. What began with the teapot tempest called Racefail got me researching cults, anti-racism, and neoliberalism. As the nature of scifi fandom's fails kept changing, my subject kept expanding. I should have recognized long ago that the real issue is identitarianism, the insistence that minor differences should divide us.