Saturday, June 2, 2012
Change the world yourself.
There was a great discussion that Scalzi brought up: SWM Setting in the Game of Life. Jim Hines has written about this as well. So has Michelle Sagara: Please don’t tell me how I should feel oppressed, thanks.
Does this all matter? Absolutely. I remember one of the first times I looked at a guy and realized he'd just discounted me because I was female.
I was disappointed in him. I'd thought him better than that. I don't think I've slammed into race -- for myself -- as a problem very much; I only remember it happening once, at a job.
Getting eaten by the rape culture.
Why do these things matter? Buying into oppression by gender or race, perpetuating abuse and the rape culture -- makes you a smaller person. It means you'll hurt someone else. Domino effect.
Once I managed to stop a sexual predator from preying on someone else I knew. I'd do it again.
I don't want to live in a dystopia. Do I have a choice? Sure. You and I and everyone can change the world.
Plus I'm all pleased about a friend of mine, author Sarah Frost. :) She sold her first story to Analog, she's sold more stories, and I noticed a link to her work blog about her sold work. So proud!!
(Yes, it is my own fault for not knowing Sarah has a work blog. I am very erratic about noticing things online. Nor do I get on G+ very often.)