Thursday, August 23, 2012

context and Saving the Pearls, a post for Social Justice Warriors

Social Justice Warriors: Do Not Engage: context and Saving the Pearls, a post for Social Justice Warriors

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  1. If the WT people had any familiarity with the genre-writing 'community' as it currently exists, they would've known they could have published the excerpt with no problem.

    The SJ jagoffs would move on to their next manufactured outrage in a few days, and the other predictable suspects -- the watch-the-world-burn types like Mamatas -- find new flies to de-wing every couple of hours.

    If WT had published it and waited a week or two, no one would remember or care.

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    1. Indeed. The advantage the SJ crowd has is they blitzkrieg people who don't understand their unique definitions of common English words. It's astonishingly effective.

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  2. I think that a lot of people were so infuriated about the way the new management of Weird Tales treated the old (which was not okay) that they were just waiting for the new editors to make a misstep. Particularly Jeff Vandermeer is hardly objective in this case.

    "Save the Pearls" was merely an excuse to have a go at Weird Tales and it's a dozy, because it got the SJWs involved as well.

    What always bothers me about these calls for boycotting magazines is that the boycotters not just stop buying the mag or submitting to it (which is their good right) and retroactively distance themselves from anything they ever published in that mag (which is just plain silly), but also make it very clear that no right thinking people should ever submit to that magazine again. Hence right thinking SFF writers must not submit to Intergalactic Medicine Show, because OSC is a homophobe, must not submit to Baen's Universe, because it's Baen and publishes rightwing stuff, must not submit to Realms of Fantasy because of the fishboobs, must not submit to Helix because the editor made islamophobic comments, etc... What sort of writer would deliberately try to drive a market out of business?

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  3. Anyone not getting the irony and obvious race reversal in the gorgeous "Save The Pearls"
    is suffering from some kind of latent bozoism.
    Mark

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    1. Hey, irony is racist!

      Sadly, to them, that's not a joke. Among the things they rant about is "hipster racism" and "ironic racism". They want their anti-racism straight.

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  4. Was trying to figure out how to send you a message, this isn't really meant to be a comment, but LOLOLOLOLOW how funny is this! This is different than that requires hate blog: requireshate.com

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    1. I think that comment is spam. If anyone checks out the link and it's interesting, let me know.

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