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26 February 2015 @ 06:16 am
Predictable responses  
K. Tempest Bradford suggested not reading white straight cis male authors for one year. Larry Correia reacted badly (as reported by Mike Glyer). John Scalzi reacted sanely. So what else is new?
ruthling on February 26th, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
the degree to which certain MENZRITES folks get pissy about ANYTHING really baffles me. and makes me incredibly angry.

I barely read at all these days, and I have not had good luck finding new things I like, but perhaps I will check out the suggestions of things.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on February 26th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
I hope you don't get too angry. Scorn or contempt is what they deserve, not anger.

Because - if you read their blogs, a pastime I recommend only in tiny doses - you'll find that they're angry. They're just burning with anger at leftists of all kind. Why? Because they don't get to run everything any more. They're pouting because it's being taken away. They're losing and they know it.

I haven't read many books on Bradford's list, but those I have read are choice, so it looks a good batch of suggestions.
Tom Jacksonjacksontom on February 26th, 2015 10:28 pm (UTC)
It's an absolutely fascinating idea, although I prefer the alternative suggestion of reading only non-U.S. authors for a year. (Reading only trans authors would seem to limit the choices rather radically!) American science fiction fans, in my experience, have been better about reading women writers than they have about reading writers whose native language is not English. Even writers from Great Britain often are shunned.

But I doubt I'll adopt any such discipline -- I really love being able to read what I want. Maybe I could agree to make at least every other book a non CIS white male book.
Tom Jacksonjacksontom on February 26th, 2015 10:31 pm (UTC)
I meant to also say that all of the books that K. Tempest Bradford recommends that I've actually read are quite good (Samuel Delany, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cixin Liu and Umberto Eco.)