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text 2018-07-09 06:02
Blast from the Past

Watching "Help My Yelp" on TV. Marietta, Georgia. And there there's author Jackson Pearce.

*headdesk*

I don't like to be reminded of the people who've Blocked me on Twitter.

Racism in publishing was being discussed, and how white people step away from accountability by using mental illness as a shield.

She was defending one of her friends who was doing that.

I suggested she Follow the Tweets of Black women and other Women of Color.

She said she'd do just that. Then she immediately Blocked me. (I'm white, so at least she wasn't blocking a WOC.)

Shortly after, she vagueTweeted (I saw a screenshot) about how society has "bigger fish to fry" (referring to Trmp).

Why not deal with racism in publishing, too?

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text 2018-07-07 17:26
WARNING: RANT AHEAD

(NOTE: If you feel the need to defend or make excuses for the guy or claim I'm being too hard on him, please post that in your own space and not in mine. Thank you.)

SFF Author Guy QTs a teen girl to target her for he and his Followers to "joke" about: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DheRdubVAAA4dT7.jpg

Initially Tweeted here, since deleted: https://twitter.com/MykeCole/status/1015234928911503360

After being rightfully called out for the context of his misogyny (he thinks ladies should want to murder people; not dream about shoes and romance and holidays? how about ladies decide for themselves, and men not tell them what they should dream about?) by many people, he apologises: https://twitter.com/MykeCole/status/1015469138087763968

In the comments, people give him "thanks" and "respect", and tell him he's being "gracious". *headdesk*

I Tweeted a Thread: https://twitter.com/TezMillerOz/status/1015533745644847104

GIST OF MY THREAD:

Links to when SFF Author Guy was called out for misogyny in February:
    https://www.slj.com/2018/01/industry-news/childrens-publishing-reckons-sexual-harassment-ranks/#comment-618801
    https://www.slj.com/2018/01/industry-news/childrens-publishing-reckons-sexual-harassment-ranks/#comment-618919
    https://www.slj.com/2018/01/industry-news/childrens-publishing-reckons-sexual-harassment-ranks/#comment-619060

Note that the second link specifically mentions that he "belittles younger women"

He also apologised in February: https://twitter.com/MykeCole/status/963993594045648897

And in the comments, he was thanked and complimented.

And guess what he did this time in July? Belittle a younger woman. And was thanked and complimented for his apology.

So between February and July, HE HASN'T LEARNED A DAMN THING.

Though if he has learned anything, it's that you can display your misogyny as many times as you want, as long as you apologise after each time. And there'll be people who'll have forgiven and/or forgotten his misdeeds, and so will thank and compliment him every time.

You display your misogyny once; you learn from it. You display your misogyny twice; it's now no longer a "mistake" but a PATTERN. Because you're not learning. You're re-offending, and continuing your cycle of misogyny-apologise-be thanked-be complimented-misogyny repeats.

I wouldn't be as angry about this if people didn't thank and compliment him, including people I respected.

I believe the anons in the SLJ comments who spoke out about his misogyny and belittling of younger women. I especially believe it because he did it again in July, months since his big apology and donation.

I really don't like the SFF community sometimes. This is one of those times.

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text 2018-05-01 15:49
Amazon Recs Tip

Tip for Amazon site users: Bookmark the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/yourstore/legacy/recs (Amazon keeps hiding the "Recommended for you", but I remembered the URL.)

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photo 2018-04-15 09:07

Sorry, publishers and authors. I am no longer able to cross-post my reviews to Amazon. According to the new rules (pictured), I haven't made any credit card or debit card purchases on Amazon. I've only acquired books there via Amazon Associates credits or free eBooks.

You'll still be able to read my reviews on my WordPress and Goodreads.

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text 2018-01-22 15:29
Amazon Reviewer Rankings

Decided to look up my Reviewer Rankings on the various Amazons:

Amazon Australia: #325
Amazon Canada: #31,289
Amazon UK: #55,351
Amazon USA: #236,949

There really is no benefit to posting reviews on bookseller sites. At least, not for us mere reviewers ;-)

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