A few days ago Elizabeth Bear put up a post about cultural appropriation and writing the other. Post gets many comments, some by the usual cultfans and some by folks thoughtfully engaging in the topic. One particular exchange lead to this Open Letter. That open letter led to another post by Bear. That post led to some number of comments in which the words “overreaction” and “over sensitivity” were uttered, with predictable results. (It’s not on the bingo card for nothing, folks.) Further discussion here. More as I find them. Because this will unfold, and rapidly, and it is guaranteed to piss me off.
Looks like the time for discussing Cultural Appropriation is uh…. now. Check the ABW this evening.