Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Judging the Unclean: Brockmann, Taylor, and RWA's Dirty Laundry

Suzanne Brockmann used her acceptance speech for a RWA lifetime achievement award to make a strong statement about how RWA--and to some extent the romance genre in general--has struggled with diversity issues a.k.a. displayed institutional bigotry.

Most responders were supportive or neutral with the notable exception of Clean Reads Publishing's Stephanie Taylor who was scathing about Brockmann choosing to "make it political".

 Mind you, this is from the owner of a publishing company whose main self-chosen descriptor on Twitter is "Clean Reads is an independent, conservative publisher." So apparently the idea of mixing publishing and politics is only offensive if you are being pro-gay rather than anti-gay. 

1 comment:

Bart said...

I do not agree with mixing publishing with politics. Think what you want, feel what you want, but do not push your views onto others. To me, it simply does not matter if you are gay or straight. Be what you want to be! No one has the right to tell you how you should love. So I most def do not agree that it is OK to mix the two if you are pro-gay versus anti-gay. Either way, the two should never be mixed.