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Let's Go Downtown and Watch the Failparade!
illyria
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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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I didn't see those posts--all I saw in that regard was one or two people saying they were reconsidering attending WisCon themselves because she's the GoH. I'd not be in favor of actually trying to get her removed on the basis of this post, even though I found it un-American, bigoted and seriously wrong-headed--and her responses clueless in the extreme.

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