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It’s the classic unwinnable scenario. If you come forward, what he did is ignored. Instead, it becomes about what you did to cause it. Or what you didn’t do about it. It’s all about his future. Yours is ignored. You’re just … Continue reading
For those of you that follow such things, this year’s Hugo award nominations have erupted into a kerfuffle of galactic proportions. You can get some of the details here, here, and here. Also some opinion (from both sides) here, here, … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about politics and fiction (especially speculative fiction) lately. For one thing, I often think about political issues. While I’m generally pretty mild-mannered and usually avoid political conversations, I do think about the issues. They matter to … Continue reading
Yesterday, John Scalzi had an excellent piece on privilege entitled “Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is“. I think his metaphor is particularly apt and can help explain one of the stickier problems in speaking about issues of … Continue reading
I’m generally a pretty even-keeled guy with a live-and-let-live attitude. I also hate getting into political discussions because most of the time they are like religious discussions: people too often stop discussing their points and start trying to convert me … Continue reading