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27 October 2009 @ 07:25 pm
[link] cultural appropriation in romance  
Handy Hunter has a guest post at Dear Author about cultural appropriation in romance. I really enjoyed the article, but the comments are getting worse as the thread goes on. (Which is how comment threads tend to go, I guess.)

ETA: Apparently after the point where I stopped reading the comments got better.
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
chocolate in the fruit bowlkarenhealey on October 28th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
*sees reference to criticism as lynching a few comments in*

Carla M. Leecarlamlee on October 28th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)

Mattie: glassesmattie on October 28th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Has anybody Godwin-ed or Tubman's-ed yet? lol

I miss that comm. :(

I think it would be interesting to write a sci-fi novel where privilege and lack thereof is ascribed to different species by how far they have evolved: their intelligence, accomplishment and technological merit, lack of violence, etc., and where humans in general are at the bottom of the totem pole regardless of their gender, race or ethnicity. It would be interesting to see the characters of different species, races and genders face their privilege and lack thereof. As they fall in love and fuck. lol I've got to keep myself inspired!

Gahhhh. NaNoWriMo is coming next weekend and I still can't decide what I want to write!
handyhunter: debonair deadpoolhandyhunter on October 28th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)
The comments actually get better as the thread goes on! Well, I mean, there's more back-and-forthing of the issue and people who 'get' it despite tone, and no one has pulled out the "it's only fiction" excuse yet (I think), which is more than I expected?
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on October 28th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Do they? I stopped reading after some point and haven't checked again, but that's a nice surprise! I will edit accordingly.