Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Disinvitation season strikes again in fandom: Archon

"Disinvitation season" isn't my term, but I like it well enough. It's being used to describe passive-aggressive silencing at university campuses, but it's been a thang in fandom for years now. This year's example: Uncle Timmy and the Thought Police, from Jason Cordova's Website, where I left this comment:
I should’ve become suspicious of identitarian claims to value diversity back when ICFA disinvited a Cherokee author and editor, William Sanders, but it took me a couple of years to figure it out. They don’t want diversity that’s more than skin deep. Maoists and McCarthyites deserve each other, but I wish they would leave the rest of us alone.