|maevele (maevele) wrote,|
@ 2009-08-04 03:54 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||capslock angry, fuck this, sexismyay, skiffy, sweary|
REALLY? I NEED BIGGER CAPSLOCK.
And maybe mr difilippo is defending it so hard because if it weren't all white boys he might not have made the cut, if he were up against, say connie willis or octavia butler.
and, no one is saying 'omg, mike ashley hates the wimminzes!' people are saying, 'maybe, as a white guy, what he finds to be the most mindblowing stories is subconsciously biased towards other white boys, and unless he doesn't care about appealing to a wider audience than hisself and other whiteboys, maybe he should think outside his own skin for a goddamn minute' If I were putting together an anthology of the most mind blowing skiffy, and realized that every story I picked was written my someone in my demographic, I'd like to think that i would recognizing that i was cherry picking based on my personal tastes, which are influenced by my personal biases, and unless the anthology was designed for me and mine alone, that i would need to broaden my selections based on more objective standards than my own biased tastes.
but apparently it's an insult to suggest that someone may be influenced by their own tastes and that those tastes are shaped by their biases and society.
I'm just gonna go back to swearing quietly in the corner, because I ain't gonna get through to any of the motherfuckers that don't get it.
especially not with this tone.