I'm taking a stand against political correctness in my writing group...

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    ...and I'm already making enemies.

    The Education Officer has invited a "diversity discussion and panel" to talk to our writer's group and that has me alarmed.

    You see, I've included all sorts of diversity in my science fiction book series, a mixed bag of characters which include people of all races, species, sexual orientations, sexual identities, and what not. Foolish me, I thought that was a good thing.

    Apparently not.

    When "white, straight, cis males" write anyone who isn't white, straight, cis and male, apparently we need special pointers from self-appointed guidance counselors so that we can avoid "offending" people.

    Today, I made a big stink about it on the group's Facebook page, telling the group I'm not going to submit my work for approval by censors.

    The Vice-President of the group told me to "give it a rest" and the Education Officer tried to shut down the debate as "destructive." So I know they're both against me, because they're trying to censor the discussion.

    Tell me what you think. Is this a fight worth fighting? I think it is.
     
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    I guess they would have shut down Star Trek, what with Captain Kirk banging blue alien bitches and stuff.
     
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    It's actually called a "workshop."

    The political correctness people are going to work on us writers, because we're "broken" and they're the people to "fix" us.
     
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    The Education Officer pointed out this as something I said as offensive:

    I described one of my characters as a "straight woman who experiments with lesbianism."

    She said, that phrase might "offend" some in the LGBT community.

    Imagine that.
     
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    Oh I don't doubt it at all...

    I have one question... What the hell is an Education Officer? Sounds like busy work for someone's brother-in-law...
     
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    They are there to help you. If you don't want their help, then pack your shit and go. Why are you having a childish tantrum?
     
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    What about "Captain Assgasm versus the Anal Invaders"
     
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    They want to "help" me the way a cop wants to "help" a suspect when he tells him it will go easier for him if he tells his side of the story.

    Are you completely insulated from what's happening in the world?

    The political correctness Nazis are taking over everything. They've taken over the universities, the law schools and the medical schools. They've taken over the writers' rooms in Hollywood and New York. Now, they're going after writers groups as unimportant as mine.

    The reason they're winning is that not enough people are fighting them, because most people are cowards and don't want to make waves.

    What's ironic here is that if I had a book full of nothing but straight, white, cis characters, these people would be no threat to me.

    So, they're actually TARGETING the people who are TRYING to be inclusive.
     
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    Did you go into your childish rant about Nazis with them too? I suspect you won't need to make a choice anyway. They will probably kick your crazy ass out of the program anyway. Grow up you big baby.
     

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