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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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Oh well then, the fact that she "constantly speaks out against

(Anonymous)
bigotry, intolerance, and social injustice" TOTALLY excuses her from donning same in her post and she should be protected from any dissenting backlash.

/sarcasm, etc.

I don't necessarily agree with those wanting her removed as a guest of honor b/c of her post but "cutting her some slack?" Really? I'm sure she is aware that her opinions, which are put out there on an public sort of forum, could have push back, from either side of the discussion.

Hrm. Did not mean to post anonymous

I stand behind my comment above.

Re: Hrm. Did not mean to post anonymous

I'm finding the attacks on her very mean-spirited and distasteful.

I find her not very cleverly veiled

prejudicial attitudes mean-spirited and distasteful. Not to mention rather callous and backwards. So I guess it all breaks even then, right? Tit for tat and all that?

Re: Hrm. Did not mean to post anonymous

I think her attacks on fellow citizens are far more mean spirited and distasteful than people attempting to hold her accountable for those attacks. To borrow a phrase, I don't think you appreciate how much forbearance Elizabeth Moon has already had in this conversation.

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