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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: 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.