@ann_somerville @deirdresm I wonder when someone's going to ask WS the hard questions about abusing women online. Not snarky - serious Q.I tweeted back:
— C***** K*** (@C*****IK***) July 12, 2014
@C***** K*** Ask me. I'm not hard to find. @ann_somerville @deirdresmI haven't gotten an answer, which doesn't surprise me. For the record, I am always ready to answer hard questions.
— Will Shetterly (@WillShetterly) July 12, 2014
But I think the real "hard question" is why social justice warriors never ask and rarely link directly to the people they write about. I suspect it's because they simply don't care about checking facts—what matters is their rage. I learned about a silly example in the comics world at With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Bun Toons | Ty Templeton's ART LAND!!—the outrage du jour was about an adult superhero having sex with a minor, but the outraged didn't notice that the "minor" was drawn as an adult and referred to having drunk wine on her 23rd birthday. Perhaps the S in SJW should stand for "semiliterate".
Here's another bit from the twitter exchange that included Kane and Somerville:
Deirdre and I disagree on a number of things, but I will always have complete respect for people who know how to disagree ethically. As for the rest, well, Malcolm X's and St. Peter's advice to respect everyone still applies—but the respect that they get comes with my pity.
"Accept the truth from whatever source it comes." —Maimonides