Date: 2013-09-17 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renay
Yes, we can discuss it. I stupidly had my email listed publicly, but have since removed it so all ways to contact me are a little harder.

A lot of those bloggers are misrepresenting my argument. I'm glad they support authors in their space. I never said they couldn't, or that authors didn't belong there if they wanted them there. I've been waiting for someone to show me the part where I said authors weren't allowed to leave comments on reviews so I can clarify and apologize. I've asked several people for feedback on that point. But as far as I can tell, they're using a twisted version of my argument in order to play the part of the defenders of bullied and silenced authors (whose fannishness I've deliberately stripped away from them) who've been ordered to stay away from their blogs by a third party. They've invented a problem that didn't exist and provided a solution which makes them look empathetic and villainized the opposing "side" (which still, even now, doesn't exist).

I wish them well with their signs. I don't even think they're necessarily a bad idea, but as long as they remain in that form, surrounded by the problematic context of their genesis, I don't think they're healthy. They should be an action to welcoming authors and not a reaction to a some skewed version of my thesis. If I see the later I will gladly support it, but I am going to be dubious engaging with or linking to blogs that have the former for awhile.
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