Have you seen these? Tell me and I'll shut up.Wiscon has said 'nope, not this year you don't'
, and withdrawn their invitation to be Guest of Honor.
About the only thing I've said about Pookie Moon's post was that it was new asphalt and striping on the road to hell - all good intentions, really AWFUL way to go about it. I could go into detail, but others have to better effect - really.
Truly? Taking it up at Wiscon? Not the right place, approach or even WHAT about it. What, are you guys going to sit around the table insisting
the victims justify their experience as victims again? Thanks, Wiscon. Maybe next year for Pookie. Maybe. But this year?When you sound more like Angela Merkel
than is comfortable, perhaps something else needs to be discussed, more often and in different venue.
I don't know what you go to a convention for, but this wouldn't be it for me. Just saying.
Jeez, like this IS something you could take up and put down at leisure anyway. WHAT.
Also, looking at the comments on the Wiscon post, the 'what are you TALKING about' is strong with this bunch. Which dovetails nicely into this one - A newspaper in Maine has shut down its reader comments while it reconsiders its policies. The Portland Press-Herald did so, the publisher writes, to "protect the public, our readers, and the subjects of our stories" from "hurtful and vulgar" comments.
Coming on the heels of 'Spirit Day' - intended to be an opportunity to awaken public opinion to the concept of bullying - this is pertinent. Really, in the current CW, you get what you deserve if you read the comments. Which is the urge to spork your eyes out and desire very directed air strikes towards very specific targets. Repeatedly.
I really have to say I like this policy. You want to comment on a story, write a letter to the editor - and you always, always, ALWAYS have that right. Nobody's taking that away from you, bub.
But doing the virtual version of spraying your name and profanities on a public place really can come to an end anytime, says I. The ability to comment so has been a privilege
, not a right and if it been used like a gas station bathroom, time for it to go.
Quit rewarding derp and maybe the derp will end. One can only hope.