Wednesday Grab Bag: Sad Puppies

Background:

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/04/06/the-hugo-awards-gamergate-edition-2015/

Human Shields, Cabals and Poster Boys

http://grrm.livejournal.com/420090.html

I think if these tactics had been used to ensure that only women got nominated for the Hugos this year, or that only PoC did, the Sad Puppies wouldn’t see that as right or fair.

I also think that they had — still have, I guess — a chance to act on their feelings of rejection in a positive way, by starting their own convention. No one could fault them if they started a Con that promoted the authors they prefer, nor would anyone be this mad if they’d launched their own awards at that Con.