So tired, but not defeated! Carry on Ms. Hale!
I think Hale's finally getting (and enjoying) a little snippet of mob
power. She's mentioned on her blog that she was amazed by the twitter
response to her story about an elementary school that only invited girls to hear
her speak and how exhilarating it is to see people respond so passionately to
something she cares about. She is finding that she can now wield
the club of public twitter shame and, like most people, finds she likes the
taste of power. She says she doesn't want to see them fall, but at the
same time won't accept their apology and demands yet more, but ambiguous,
action from them.
Wow! It's almost like negative publicity works!
So Hale refuses to attend because the convention organizers won't publicly
shame Evans? They already announced he was not attending, and the reason why is
obvious. Why does Hale need them to publicly shame the other author? They
already withdrew his invitation; that should be enough.I agree with
Hale that having daughters doesn't mean you're immune to bias. But I
disagree with her in seeing sexism when none was shown nor intended. I
appreciate FanX's candor in saying "nothing we could ever say will
change your mind, so we're going to drop the issue and move on".
There's nothing sexist about what they did or said when you consider the
FULL BODY of the email. Context is everything, and Hale omitted it to serve her
purposes when she publicly disclosed the line, "maybe you should sit this
one out" with nothing else.FanX erred when they released her
unredacted email address. But to claim it was a bullying tactic is a stretch.
How many times has Hale sent an email to the wrong person or neglected to omit
something privileged? Everyone makes mistakes. Why not give FanX the benefit
of the doubt before jumping to conclusions that only inflame tensions to serve
Ban Hales and I will buy my first ticket ever.
I’m a woman who is tired of this #metoo thing- blaming and shaming men.
Sure, some men have done awful things, and many more men haven’t. Does
Ms. Hale feel it’s more important to destroy this man than accept his
sincere apology? I know, I know, it’s not PC or popular to think or say
that, but I’m honest.