The Mighty Buzzard writes:
So, last night the SJW types over at the Hugo awards decided they'd rather burn the whole thing to the ground than give out an award based on what the readers like instead of social justice reasons:
The members of the World Science Fiction Society rejected the slate of finalists in five categories, giving No Award in Best Novella, Short Story, Related Work, Editor Short Form, and Editor Long Form. This equals the total number of times that WSFS members have presented No Award in the entire history of the Hugo Awards, most recently in 1977.
Here are a few of the people on the #SadPuppies slate that should be quite surprised to learn that they were denied a chance at an award for being white males when they wake up this morning: Rajnar Vajra, Larry Correia, Annie Bellet, Kary English, Toni Weisskopf, Ann Sowards, Megan Gray, Sheila Gilbert, Jennifer Brozek, Cedar Sanderson, and Amanda Green.
takyon: Here are in-depth explanations of the Hugo Awards controversy.
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There are a bunch of people at the hugo award that voted for no award because they dislike that someone recommended books?
That’s kind of like the Koch brothers recommending Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton for president, and all the dems voted for no one because they dislike the Koch brothers.
They voted "no award" because the available choices sucked.
No, they organized to vote No Award because their ideological picks didn't make it onto the ballot in those categories. That's not opinion or guesswork. It was done in the open for a nice change.
Do you have any evidence for your assertion? Was there a poll of the 5000+ voters that determined why each one voted the way they did? Or are you ascribing motives because you didn't like the results and have your own agenda to push?
I watched it play out, yes. I could likely find dozens of citations pretty quickly but I'm about two minutes from heading out fishing for the morning. Here's one [deirdre.net] that took me about ten seconds to find before I go though.
And your belief that someone pleading for action actually caused that action is completely unproven and specious, but it does confirm your persecution fantasy so it must be true.
By that same logic, when Vox Day asked the gamergaters to pile in and manipulate the votes, that's what happened too.
I wish we could vote NO AWARD for the US presidential elections. 2016 will be entertaining, like a political Jerry Sprunger, but I'd rather not suffer the consequences of that election. Anyone who is actually electable and good for the country could not get though the nominations and then survive the campaign..... Sounds like a Douglas Adams quote.