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.
Previously: "Rightwing lobby has 'broken' Hugo awards" Says George R.R. Martin (240 comments)
Numbers don't lie, my cowardly friend. Deal with it.
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: