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15 September 2010 @ 04:05 pm
Anti-immigrant, assimilationist if-they-don't-pass-as-white-it's-their-fault rage-inducing xenophobic BULLSHIT warning.

Thanks, Ms. Moon. I loved The Speed of Dark, but now you're joining Harlan Ellison in the Box of Shame.

Anyone I recommended that book to? Unrecommended.

Via maevele.

ETA: Just emailed the Wiscon concom about her being a GoH next year, and how I am NOT okay with that in light of this. No idea if it'll accomplish anything, of course, but it does make me feel uncomfortable/unsafe (and I'm not Muslim, it's got to be a tiny tiny fraction of how she's hurting directly-affected folk) so.

Going off the Wiscon contact page, since I wasn't sure who to write to, I wrote to concom35 [at] wiscon [dot] info.

<ETA2 So apparently people with less fuzzy brains can parse more of that post than I can, and it's EVEN WORSE than I thought. Wow. Apparently Ms Moon thinks the European settlers here were happy community-builders who were welcomed with open arms and... assimilated... or something. Also that the Native people of this continent don't exist?
Current Mood: angryangry
Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on September 16th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
She probably did not mean to be that offensive. I hope. That does not nullify the offense or cluelessness, but there is in fact some hope she will get the message and reassess. Until she does that, her presence as a guest of honor at Wiscon would be a deal-breaker for me next Spring, and I am speaking here both as an immigrant and as an ally.

My lemon drop is better than in a bar. The secret is bitters.

shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on September 16th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
I suspect even if she changes her tune, now, it'll be hard for me to feel safe there if Wiscon doesn't react.

If she follows up on fixing what she screwed up here, then perhaps in subsequent years "honoring her" won't be spitting in the faces of multiple people. But this year? I just don't know.
Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on September 16th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
If she does not even tries to change her tune, and is still a guest at Wiscon, "honor" will acquire a new meaning, indeed.

and now, *splat*
Samantha Hendersonsamhenderson on September 16th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
No, no, lemon drop, lemon drop!