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posted by cmn32480 on Monday August 24 2015, @02:41AM   Printer-friendly
from the white-males-have-enough-awards dept.

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.

Previously: "Rightwing lobby has 'broken' Hugo awards" Says George R.R. Martin (240 comments)


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  • (Score: 1) by mvdwege on Monday August 24 2015, @05:58AM

    by mvdwege (3388) on Monday August 24 2015, @05:58AM (#226886)

    Yes, it had a few tokens, and 6 nominations for John C. Wright, white male Catholic hate-spewer. Really, if that is what you call diversity, you're an idiot.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by K_benzoate on Monday August 24 2015, @07:35AM

    by K_benzoate (5036) on Monday August 24 2015, @07:35AM (#226909)

    white male Catholic hate-spewer

    I don't see why that should matter. I don't care if someone is an unreconstructed Nazi, if they write good work I'll read it. OSC is a homophobic bigot but it never bleeds into his work, which I rather enjoy. I don't have to hate someone's work just because I find their political identity abhorrent.

    But I'm a left-wing anti-feminist, so I'm used to being hated by everyone. Maybe I'm just projecting my own hopeful tolerance into the world in hopes it'll come back to me as fair treatment.

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    • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @07:48AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @07:48AM (#226911)

      I feel like you completely sidestepped wedge's point just so you could humblebrag.

    • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Monday August 24 2015, @08:02AM

      by aristarchus (2645) on Monday August 24 2015, @08:02AM (#226915) Journal

      OSC is a homophobic bigot but it never bleeds into his work, which I rather enjoy.

      Um, if I might, perhaps, you could read a bit more closely? Even "Ender's Game" is full of teenage Mormon homophobia. You just have to read. Why, oh why, is reading comprehension such an issue here on SoylentNews, where words are made of people? Some of those people are bigots, racists, and homophobes. You really need to learn to read them. And Donald Trump.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @08:47AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @08:47AM (#226929)

        The enemy is literally called "buggers!"

        Scott also makes the muslim boy kiss Ender on the cheek, and then be embarrassed by it. Twofer!

        But it comes across as homophobic in the same way as the movie 300 - unintentionally super gay. The boys are always naked, sometimes even sleeping (naked) in the same bed together. Given that Card is kind of virulent in his real-life homophobia, I'm thinking the guy is pulling a republican-senator - trying to deal with a conflict between his internal feelings and the norms of his religious community.

    • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Monday August 24 2015, @10:31AM

      by TheRaven (270) on Monday August 24 2015, @10:31AM (#226969) Journal

      OSC is a homophobic bigot but it never bleeds into his work

      The Homecoming Saga has a main character who is gay and whose character arc basically involves being 'cured' of homosexuality and finding fulfilment being married to a woman. That wouldn't be my main criticism of him though: I've read most of his work and he constantly repeats the same stories from The Book of Mormon, in slightly different settings and they get quite tedious after a while.

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday August 24 2015, @10:38AM

    Numbers don't lie, my cowardly friend. Deal with it.

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    • (Score: 1) by mvdwege on Monday August 24 2015, @11:26AM

      by mvdwege (3388) on Monday August 24 2015, @11:26AM (#226980)
      Indeed, the numbers don't lie: the puppy slate was the least diverse slate in years. Why are you lying?
    • (Score: 1) by mvdwege on Monday August 24 2015, @03:10PM

      by mvdwege (3388) on Monday August 24 2015, @03:10PM (#227047)

      The first 5 prose categories (Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Novelette, Best Short Story and Best Related Work) turn up the following numbers for 2014: 8.5% non-White Male (and that's counting Larry Correia as non-White!), 28.6% White Female, 57.1% White Male and 5.7 % non-White female. In 2015, with most of these categories dominated by the Puppies: non-White male: 11.5%, White Female: 11.5%, White Male: 76.9%

      So fuck off. The puppies started with Brad Torgersen's whine that previous awards were 'affirmative action', and proceeded to prove their hatred for diversity by putting overwhelmingly white males on the ballot, with a few tokens as human shields. As you say, the numbers don't lie: you do.

      And all this could have been overlooked, if they hadn't:

      1. Engaged in ballot-stuffing in the nominations.
      2. Stuffed the ballot with awfully bad work.