Good tweet from KTO:
...we can either find reasons to improve inclusion, or we can make excuses for continuing past exclusion.— Kat Tanaka Okopnik (@KTOkopnik) August 23, 2018
Which reminds me of a recent thing I was thinking about.
During the discussion about this year’s Worldcon programming, I had the following series of reactions (in my head; didn’t say this publicly) about some of the points people were making:
- The folks who are new to Worldcon don’t realize that such-and-such is just the way Worldcon always is. I know that’s unfortunate/bad/problematic, but [insert anecdotes illustrating that Worldcon has always been that way]. Nothing to be done about it.
- …Oh, hey, I guess just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean it has to always be that way! People who aren’t resigned to it are showing up and pointing out that it’s a problem that we can and should fix! Yay for people improving things!
(And boo to me for having been complacent about it.)