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Comment Re:It benefits content creators over freeloaders. (Score 1) 140

If there's money to be made from Harry Potter, then J. K. Rowling should get it, but there shouldn't be any right that money can be made from Harry Potter.

Selling Harry Potter without giving Rowling her cut is immoral, but free copying of Harry Potter, not so much. What's the moral difference between reading a torrented ebook of Harry Potter and checking it out of the library?

Comment Re:Lovely summary. (Score 1) 1038

It is silly, but that's what it is. I'm not sure why there's a conflation, whether the misogynists labelled themselves as MRA or whether their opponents did.

The shifting of the meaning of labels is natural, and also a common and effective political tactic.

You can see this coming from the other side, too. Some posters up thread conflate the celebration of diversity at the Hugo awards with the "Yes means Yes" crowd.

Comment Re:Actually, the truth is somewhat different. (Score 3, Insightful) 1038

I don't understand the mindset that can't accept the fact that science fiction encompasses more people, more ideas and a wider audience than first presumed. It's antithetical to the precepts of the genre.

As an old white guy who grew up on Heinlein and Silverberg and Asimov and Niven and Pohl, it's been proved for decades that non-Anglo and female and gay authors offer something valuable and aren't just a side show. I don't know why anyone who calls themselves a science fiction fan would not want to celebrate that.

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