You know what, I don’t even doubt that people like K Tempest Bradford are allowed to be fans. Even though by her definition, I’m everything that’s wrong with sci-fi. Mind you, she grew up with infinitely more money, went to an elite university, and was able to mooch off rich friends when she discovered her degree program was pointless. While I served in the Navy 8 years to finance my own Masters degree, did 2 years of my life LITERALLY underwater in service to this ‘individual’s’ right to slag me off. And still work paycheck-to-paycheck with my wife. Like my parents did before me. And their parents.
Which one of us was ‘privileged’? Oh wait, me. Because ‘patriarchy.’ What. A. Joke. Why is it always people with every benefit in life telling the majority of working class families that THEY need to check their privilege. Sanctimonious doublespeak.
I’ve got work to do. I’ve got to finish the rough draft of a novel for a gaming IP by the end of February, and then I’ve got two short stories due the first part of March, but Monday morning I see this nonsense. How could I not take a minute to fisk it?
As usual, the original is italics and my comments are in bold.
I Challenge You To Stop Reading White, Straight, Cis Male Authors For One Year
Bold headline. Short answer? No.
I thought: what if I only read stories by a certain type of author?
On purpose? Then you’d probably be a racist.
K. Tempest Bradford
Pick any whackadoo Social Justice Warrior controversy in sci-fi/fantasy publishing over the last few years and you’ll find K. Tempest Bradford in the middle of it. She is perpetually outraged that someone may be out there, right now, having…
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