Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rose Fox, SJW

Rose Fox of PW's Genreville says:
I live in a beautiful northern Manhattan apartment and have two cats, five laptops, and thousands and thousands of books. I frequently travel and host other travelers. ... My sanity requires that I live in either New York or London (Tokyo might also be tolerable)...I have no college degrees and at this point don't really feel a need for any.
Though she doesn't have a degree, her education looks like this:
Hunter College Elementary School - New York, NY (1984 - 1990)
Hunter College High School - New York, NY (1990 - 1996)
New York University - New York, NY (1996 - 2000)
The Hunter College Schools are among the US's most elite. New York University is among the country's most expensive.

Her father is Charles Platt, "an author, journalist and computer programmer. He relocated from England to the United States during 1970, is a naturalized U.S. citizen and has one daughter, Rose Fox. Platt is the nephew of Robert Platt, Baron Platt of Grindleford."

Hasty googling doesn't reveal much about her father's background, but Richard Cusick in Bugfuck! claims "Platt divided his time between a London flat in the Kensington district and a New York City apartment on Patchin Place"in the '60s, and Jane McKenzie mentioned Platt's "Public School mentality" which, in American, translates to "Prep School mentality".

Platt himself is a privileged piece of work. I recommend Life at Wal-Mart, where he does a short stint at Wal-Mart to prove how well the working class really has it.

This, from his Wikipedia entry, amused me: "In a review of a book (Hammer's Slammers) by David Drake, Platt asserted that Drake wouldn't write such "queasy voyeurism" if he had really seen war. Drake, a Vietnam veteran, has since taken to including despicable characters named "Platt" in his writings."