Monday, October 20, 2014

Four points about Benjanun Sridankaew, aka RequiresHate

1. She's been a perfect example of the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory. People say Sridankaew's a lovely person.

2. She may want to stay away from the UK: Internet trolls face four times longer in jail, Chris Grayling pledges

3. The reaction to her has divided scifi's social justice warriors into two camps. Those who oppose her, like Ann Somerville, are racists; those who support her, like K. Tempest Bradford, are rape apologists. Seeing them turn their rhetoric against each other amuses me more than it should, but saddens me because I don't expect any of them to learn from the experience.

4. She has apologized, but, as should be expected, her apology has been found inadequate by her critics. Whether she's trying to duck the worst of what she did, I don't know or care. It's not a bad apology: apologies and finality | Requires Only That You ಠ益ಠ. Give her a break and move on, says me. There's always more outrage to be had on the internet.

ETA: Her alternate apology is here: The things that we do: on mistakes, on apologies | A Bee Writes.