But failfans tend to come from schools of privilege, which may be why their concept of privilege focuses on race and gender, not class.
what is a failfan?
A failfan is a fan of whatever failfans decide is a fail. Examples: Racefail 09, Mammothfail, Moonfail, Fishboobfail, etc. Their favorite tactics include censorship and blacklisting.
common terms in failspeak
rich white people that failfans cite
common traits of failfans
a few prominent failfans
Liz Henry, aka badgerbag
Kynn Bartlett, aka Caoimhe Ora Snow, aka kynn
Micole *******, aka coffeeandink
Kimberley Tempest Bradford, aka ktempest , aka the Angry Black Woman
N. K. Jemisin, aka nojojojo
favorite convention of failfans
- honorable mention: Readercon
useful criticisms of the beliefs of failfans:
more information about failfandom
ETA: Does this list need more prominent failfans? james_nicoll seems to be feeling neglected, but I think that's his white privilege talking; he's been a follower, not a leader, so far as I have noticed. yeloson and sinboy could be added if the list needs men, but in most of these fails, women tend to lead because the fails come from neoliberal feminist circles. rydra_wong and Ann Somerville might be included, since they've been diligent recorders of fail, boldly banning alternative interpretations from their accounts, but they've added little or nothing to fail discussions that seems original.
ETA 2: Kynn tweeted:
Kynn apparently forgot that it's wrong to joke about the Klan. Julia sparkymonster is subscribed to @FakeWillShttrly. Apparently, she forgot it was wrong, too.
So did ktempest Bradford, who is also subscribed.
See my extreme lack of surprise.
Kynn had said she was dropping this. See the paragraph before this one.
ETA 3: An anonymous commenter left this link about Kynn on my main blog: Trigger Warning: Rape (But important to read if you can.)