I'm not terribly surprised that "boys love" comics don't make things better.
This would be good to re-read when I eventually continue on with Wandering Son.
There has been numerous incidents of authors claiming that they've been bullied and harassed and a few recently have decided to shut up shop and stop writing. However, after a big boost of support from fans and other sympathetic readers, they've decided to change to their minds. This post has covered the issues over the most recent author, Sarah Daltry, who has decided to go down this route. The post also covers what construes as being bullied and using it as a means to promote the author to get attention which does end up being a positive thing.
I can't not help being cynical when I hear about an author, especially one who has good reviews and a fanbase like this author has and while I am sympathetic to her issues and past, I do think it was a disservice to her fans and others.
But authors who claims they being bullied by negative readers over reviews, posts and emails. Any person in the public eye is going to get flack and acclaim. It is part of the parcel of being in the public eye. Even big named authors will get crap thrown at them but they've not given up and carried on. I think what is really sad about this whole mess is that any time I hear about an author stating they've been bullied not only undermines and waters down the issues of what it means to be really bullied or harassed. It also makes me disbelief genuine cases and that is not good.
So some of you might have heard about what went down... Khanh did a wonderful post on her blog and Mel recently spoke up and talked about bullying. For the past couple of days, I've been raging and and being angry and what not because the whole situation is just a buzz kill. I've been thinking about doing a post for the past couple of days and I finally figured it's time because otherwise I'll spend too much time dwelling on it. I need to put it past me.
Anyway just click on the title of the post and you'll be directed to my post on my blog if you're interested in reading my take :)
Thanks to everyone who has stood by us and supported us. You cannot imagine how much it helped to know that not everyone felt 'that' way.
This depresses the shit out of me, not the fact that she's gay, I couldn't give a shit if she wants to screw men, women or anything with a pulse.
What depresses me is this little quote:
'In a brief statement, Human Rights Campaign said it “congratulates Page on her brave decision to live openly and authentically"'
It's 2014 for fucks sake. It's still considered brave to be true to who you are? Really? Doesn't anybody else see the massive problem with this? It's 20-motherfucking-14 and it's still exceptional to be able to be honest about who you wanna shag? This, in my opinion, highlights every single little thing that is wrong with the film industry and society that a 26 year old woman, makes news not for being an astounding actress and an inspiration to her peers, no, she makes news for being gay.
Why is this even a big deal to you? You might be wondering. I'll tell you why. It's a big deal to me because this shouldn't be news. Don't get me wrong, I am so happy for her that she has reached the right frame of mind to be honest and to end the lies by "omission". But by now, shouldn't we as a species be at a place where it's not sensational to be who you are really? Shouldn't it be status quo to be honest about who you are sexually attracted to as long as it is within the bounds of the law (paedophilia will never be cool)?
Sure, there will now be bigots who boycott her films because they can't stand the thought that she loves vaginas and boobies... to them I say do not fucking breed, the world has long exceeded it's quota on stupidity. First and foremost she should be recognised for what she is. A talented and beautiful young woman who is without a doubt one of the best actresses in her age group.
So what if she likes to muff dive?
She will always be the creepy 14 year old who castrated Patrick Wilson in Hard Candy to me though.