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Let's Go Downtown and Watch the Failparade!
illyria
catvalente
Oh, Elizabeth Moon! How could you write a post like that knowing it was bound raise a stink? The only answer is malice. Good citizens don't do that sort of thing, you know.

Honestly, though I know ours is a small community and in the larger scheme we are not terribly important, I am continually embarrassed every time someone raises a rock and exposes how much prejudice is still crawling around at the bottom of the SFF world. I want us, whose job it is to chronicle the future and a wealth of alternatives to the here and now, to be better than this. Why are we not better than this? How can people who make it their business to imagine and empathize with the truly alien offer such meager treatment to other humans?


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Re: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

ahahaha. That's pretty good.

I just...I feel blindsided by this when it comes from an SFF writer because I feel like my tribe has just been shown to be deficient. Ugh.

Re: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

You might appreciate this thread.

Re: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

I said something like that on nihilistic_kid's post about it but then someone made it more pithy with "I found my crowd. And my crowd is full of assholes."

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