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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:18 PM

Romance Writers of America imploding b/c leaders censoring those charging them with bigotry

(Read about this at PZ Meyer's blog pharyngula--never know what you'll find there)

Article The Implosion of the RWA at claireryanauthor.com/blog written 12.27

Author has timeline of what has happened.

Courtney Milan, a IMHO very good writer, has been claiming the group refuses to recognize or give awards to works/authors whose characters are from 'marginalized' communities such as gays, transgender, racial groups. Others have agreed. Leaders have vehemently denied this, censored her,etc. There have been several Twitter storms over events.

Author have left the group, withdrawn their books from consideration, etc

NOTE-- Milan worked in the offices of the judge on the Ninth District Court who was 'let go' for creating a sexist environment. She left because of this. During the Kav heading she posted that she worked in the same offices that Kav did and that he lied when he claimed he did not know the environment existed.

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Reply Romance Writers of America imploding b/c leaders censoring those charging them with bigotry (Original post)
bobbieinok Dec 2019 OP
marble falls Dec 2019 #1
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marble falls Dec 2019 #4
RainCaster Dec 2019 #2
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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:39 PM

1. They fired her for sexism or fired her for pointing out sexism?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:06 PM

3. For pointing out homophobia, racism, etc. They deny and blame her per usual

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:17 PM

4. Sooo pointing out sexism is sexist. Only in a Trumphian America.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:50 PM

2. Looks like a real mess

I don't read romance novels, but I do understand that a lot of folks do. This could take a while to get cleaned up.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:20 PM

5. Bodice rippers is maybe the biggest segment of literature in the US ...

Tuning Into the Market for Romance Novels - dummies
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Approximately 50 percent of all mass market paperbacks sold are romance novels, making romance the single most popular genre. But not all romances are the same. Within romance publishing in general, all kinds of distinctions exist.

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