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)
Re: reporting one's sexual identity to the RA:
“When did you discover your sexual identity?” the questionnaire asks.
“That is none of your damn business,” she writes.
“When was a time you felt oppressed?”
“I am oppressed every day [because of my] feelings for the opera. Regularly [people] throw stones at me and jeer me with cruel names…. Unbearable adversity. But I will overcome, hear me, you rock loving majority.”
Ha! I wish my younger self had that kind of wit when dealing with the culture shock of entering man's world again. Personally, I'm a fan of the rock opera. (Not to be confused with the rock lobster!… ok, that was lame.)
Wow, that's some serious shit in the article you linked. The sad thing is, given my own experiences a decade and a half ago in college, I totally believe the article.
Now, granted, the question about when one discovered one's sexual identity is a question I think any introspecting person should ask themselves. Myself, it happened when I realized that I had fallen for my first crush, not because he was born female, but because he was a man. However, I can't believe it's a requirement that dorm residents divulge that information! I mean, I'm not shy, but how dare they?!
So, I say to folks who are turned off by the term SJW, don't be too hasty. The term itself may leave things to be desired, but there are some truly toxic things—overtly sexist, racist, heterophobic, bisexually-erasing (not being facetious here) things (and even things that seem to exist in a quantum superposition of transphobic and cis-male-phobic states [again, not facetious])—that have been developing, especially on college campuses.
You are not unwarranted to call it Orwellian.