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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @08:45AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @08:45AM (#226927)

    What is the #1 thing you disagree with in the Wired article?

    I'll give you three.

    1. I disagree with the writer taking the time to point out opponents that are white men and what political affiliations they have had as if it matters, while ignoring the same background information for people they agree with.
    2. Not citing sources is a "journalistic" practice that removes all integrity.
    3. Some quotes, GRRM is the most obvious, are taken out of context.

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @09:03AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @09:03AM (#226936)

    . I disagree with the writer taking the time to point out opponents that are white men and what political affiliations they have had as if it matters, while ignoring the same background information for people they agree with.

    Just skimming the article, I see:

    Annie Bellet - who withdrew her own nomination because she disagreed with what the puppies were doing - is described as a 34 year old, blonde, fair-skinned woman who was adopted with black and vietnamese sisters raised in a liberal household.

    Laura Mixon - described as female, white and quoted as saying,“I stand with people from marginalized groups who seek simply to be seen as fully human. Black lives matter.”

    Your other two points require more work to evaluate, given that #1 was false I'm not going to bother.