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Past the full Moon

I'd wanted to post something here about my take on the Elizabeth Moon controversy because I'm really rather pissed off about the whole badly-slanted-post/knee-jerk-reaction thing, and by "pissed off" I mean by both sides of the equation.

But, you know, by now it's just not worth it.


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Sep. 25th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
My feeling is that not only has everybody been wrong so far, probably anything I said would be wrong, too. It may just be that kind of thing.
Sep. 27th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Agreed. And it's a shame. There are real points that are worth discussion.
Sep. 25th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
I sympathize. So far it looks like several other people's journals have gotten flamed or dogpiled on account of this. I managed to launched a sane and useful discussion on mine, which makes me happy -- I put a lot of work into making my blog a place conducive to discussing sticky issues.
Sep. 27th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: *hugs*
Thank you. :-)
I need to read your journal more.
Sep. 28th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
Re: *hugs*
You're welcome to drop by anytime.
Sep. 25th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
I'm glad I missed the explosions. Most of the self-immolating drama that attends the SF community these days is appalling - not just the topics, but the virulence and the lack of regard for community building.

Per Ms Moon, tolerance is something we can practice in ourselves, but only hope for in others. Justifying a self-lack of tolerance because others are not tolerant enough for you, is a self-defeating spiral.

Given the date of her posting, I can certainly see how emotion might have overcome good sense. But I'm quite glad I didn't say what she did, especially the way she did.

I still wish she would write, and publish, more fiction. She's a gifted writer.
Sep. 27th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
There's no governance, the dial goes from zero to red instantly.

And gods know (and you do, too!), that I'm rather subject myself to emotional posts that are badly.... er... less well phrased than they could have been. :-P

But from that, I won't make excuses either, none of the "she didn't really mean it, she didn't know what she was saying." She is entitled to have opinions without others excusing them, and without others burning her at the stake for them, even if, yes, there will be, and are, consequences.
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