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(Posted because years from now, I might wonder why John C Wright is on my list of "avoid at all costs" authors.)

Shortly after L. Jagi Lamplighter's racefail, people discovered a rant by her husband, John C Wright. He's a sf/f author published by TOR. He's also a racist (more), sexist, Islamaphobic (more), homophobe who is desperately in love with the sound of his own voice. He thinks Obama wants to kill us all, Catholicism is logical, and his books being shelved next to Susan Wright's "bondage fiction" is a conspiracy.

Responses since this idiocy broke have been by turns amusing and impressively thoughtful.
His wiki entry is being revised constantly.
His books are tagged with "bigotry" on amazon.
Hal Duncan's Open Letter
Catherynne M Valente's Letter
There are some hilarious threads in Karnythia's lj

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Date: 2009-08-16 04:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] j00j
I love that he paid you a personal visit to comment!

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Date: 2009-08-16 05:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] j00j
I have no idea. You know, last I checked we did know someone who works at Tor. Perhaps if you contacted her privately she would be willing to offer some suggestions/perspective. I suspect the bottom line for Tor (or any other publisher) is, well, their bottom line, though, whatever individuals who work there might think of it...

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Date: 2009-08-16 07:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] j00j
Thank you for making me read that. My brain hurts so much now. It's good to know that I have no values unless I share his interpretation of Catholicism, and that my relationship is completely meaningless.

Also,
"The most erotic experience in life is the copulation between a man and wife when they are trying to get pregnant. You light the candles, you pour the wine, the tear the bridal veil away, you carry her over the threshold like a Sabine woman (it is sexier if she kicks her legs) and you set down to the pragmatic business of baby-making. "

There is nothing kinky about this. Clearly.

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Date: 2009-08-17 01:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] j00j
Serious, this is a social experiment, right? I can't even take this anymore. Does this guy's diocese have an exorcist?

Also, he'd read one McIntyre book but "never heard of" the other on the list. I also like how he read _The Dispossessed_ but somehow missed all the explanations of how the anarchists did, in fact, distribute goods and services. Oh wait, I forgot, anything he doesn't believe in must not exist (e.g. rape prior to the sexual revolution).

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Date: 2009-08-17 03:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] j00j
1) "loveurophilia" apparently only exists on his blog. WTF is it?
2) "The Girl Scouts already teaching about feminism, communism, lesbianism."" Shit, I only learned about feminism. Where is my commie pinko lesbian badge?

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Date: 2009-08-18 01:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] j00j
Damn, why would you not just have a grill or a griddle or something over the fire? If you're packing bread and cheese, it seems like you could have those.

I learned some useful stuff. Not how to be a commie lesbian though.

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