K Tempest Bradford (who I interviewed a few years ago here) wrote a rather ahem…interesting piece on her facebook wall concerning the Hugo Awards and Sad Puppies calling it a This is a class issue, a race issue, a gender issue..
Apparently Author Sarah Hoyt has had enough:
Oh, I understand these things perfectly, but I refuse your attempts to maintain this as the overall narrative. No. You have not yet begun to see pushback on your lazy, self-absorbed whining.
Do you hear me, Tempest?
YOUR. NARRATIVE. IS. BROKEN.
And so help me God, people like me are going to break it into irrecoverable pieces.
Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I want to add something: I despise the hypocrisy on full display in this post. Here’s a non-white woman who grew up with more privilege than I did complaining about the lack of diversity in the Hugo Award nominations, and trying her best to persuade fellow scifi fans that promoting a more diverse platform in the name of equality should be done by excluding certain people because of their skin color and sex.
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