Sunday, February 21st, 2010 09:26 am
So, the universe (via it's earthly representative [community profile] linkspam) has kindly decided to give me a real world example of the hypothetical derailing conversation I came up with.

(And yes, I know, it doesn't fit the pattern EXACTLY. It's still pretty close to have happened within less than two weeks)

First: I just read this Bones fic "Someone loses an eye" description of Amanda Palmer's new album and it's really ableist.
And then inevitably All these posts about disability are making me feel silenced. Don't they realise how that hurts my feelings as a woman female artist? Our voices NEVER get to be heard, and now these oversensitive disabled people are telling ME what I can and cannot write! Helen Keller would be ashamed.(*)
which of course leads to
I think it's really important that we focus on the way women's voices artists are silenced.

Something I did not have an equivalent of in my post but which is an important part of the dynamic: a slightly separate but equally valid discussion of the issues to do with the project involving sexual abuse. EDIT: In my opinion a perfect example of how sometimes two different discussions around a topic can exist simultaneously without either of them being a derail.

*waits for someone to accuse me of being pro censorship*

(*)That's just in one section, the overall post goes in multiple contrary directions at once.
Sunday, February 21st, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Ok, I've re-read again (three times) and the sentences finally did what they're supposed to do . I was worried there for a moment, since it was not my intention at all to divert conversation away from confronting the ablism in E&E. If I had derailed I'd have asked for help spotting it.
Sunday, February 21st, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for the edit. Though I'm not sure it was unclear to start with, really. I think I might just have been having reading comprehension fatigue (along with a dose of 'Oh crap! Must fix if I messed up!')

PS: Like your spoon icon. Just noticed what it said.