Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Calling Out Bigotry

This person is upset that…

LJ comms are now banning incest fic as a response to AGMGTW.

I’ll attempt to translate. I think what this person is saying is that someone at LiveJournal is banning fiction with incest themes as a response to “A Good Man Goes to War,” which has something to do with Dr. Who. I’m not sure I got that right.

Here’s what I understand for sure…

“On personal principle, I can’t allow incest in this comm.”

“I’m all for no incest in this comm!”

“I don’t find incest at all interesting so I’m glad it won’t be allowed here.”

DO YOU EVEN HEAR YOURSELVES?!? If people said that about ANY OTHER TOPIC it would be rightfully considered intolerant. But bring up incest fic, and people fall over themselves to prove how much they don’t condone incest, for no good reason other than they have a “personal principle” against it.

Good for this person for recognizing and denouncing bigotry. There’s nothing wrong with fiction depicting or describing consensual consanguineous sex or consanguinamory.
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