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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2009-09-29 06:53 pm
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to the failboats!

Oh god, and I was having such a nice day!

So, Roman Polanski. WHAT THE FUCK, WHAT THE FUCK. I did not need to know that there were this many people just jumping at the bit to rush to his defence. Here is a great rebuttal of all the crap people are spouting, and here's another.

Also, I think this is the most depressing thing I've ever seen: a list of people who've signed a Free Polanski petition.

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Fail of a different kind (this mostly comes via [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon): the Lamda Literary Foundation, dedicated to promoting LGBT writers & work dealing with LGBT subjects, has recently changed its criteria for the annual awards that they give out such that awards should focus specifically on LGBT authors. This has raised questions that [livejournal.com profile] rm talks eloquently about here - personally, I don't actually know how I feel about it. I can see the perspectives for and against, and I think it's complicated issue that's worth talking about, the right to know and/or the relevance of someone's sexual and gender identity. I didn't have the spare brain power to give it much thought, however. But NOW some straight, cisgendered people have become all outraged about the notion, and this is all so predictable.

I really, really do not have the energy to read through the all the links, comments and discussion, and all the fail therein, but I will signal boost and say that there are link pages here and here and also linkspam.

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SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE. A NICE DAY. THAT IS WHAT I WAS HAVING. I'm going to get back to that now.
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2009-09-29 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ugh, I saw both of these things, and I've been doing my best to ignore them. Of course, I can believe that the Lambda Literary Foundation's trying to do some good, even if the end result is highly problematic. (I haven't seen much of the fail in conjunction with this, but I'm sure it's as cringeworthy as it sounds.)

But I honestly can't see why so much of Hollywood wants Roman Polanski freed. I remember when he won the Oscar for The Pianist and the crowd gave him a standing ovation. I didn't understand it then, and I don't understand it now. He committed a crime, pled guilty, and fled the country; making movies doesn't give him a free pass to act however he wants. Just skimming the list you linked to made me nauseous.