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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Ditto for non-Watergate -gates.
But SJW is more than just an offensively dumb term, it's loaded. It projects a vision of some kind of a quixotesque lynch mob, attacking random people with wooden swords on the internet. If you used that to describe yourself you'd be an idiot and if you refer to others that way you're manipulating the readers.
Not that this is anything special or restricted to one camp. Just that it's an obvious sign of where the biases will be.
But SJW is more than just an offensively dumb term, it's loaded. It projects a vision of some kind of a quixotesque lynch mob, attacking random people with wooden swords on the internet.
I think everyone imagines SJW the same way. But one side uses this as a rallying cry, and the other as a slur.
But one thing is for sure, using this terminology from either side is something that shuts down conversation. I would like to think people are rational and can work these issues out; but screams of misogynist and marxist is not going to help things.
> I think everyone imagines SJW the same way. But one side uses this as a rallying cry,
In the same way that gays use "fag" as a rallying cry.Don't be delusional.