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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Thu, Mar. 4th, 2004 11:20 pm
"In short, while the one-parent family is indeed far more common now than it was then, it is more common now because more children get to grow up with at least one parent, rather than being deprived of both parents and expected to grow up in an institution. Though OSC decries it, the one parent family is a product of a rich and advanced civilisation that can afford to support a parent as she (or he) carries out the vital duties of parenthood alone."


yonmei's dissection of Orson Scott Card's lying piece of bigotry concludes here. Check it out, it's good.

Current Mood: amused amused

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llachglin
llachglin
The Avenging Finn
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004 12:23 am (UTC)
This reads like a parody

I know OSC's past writings on things like this well enough to know it isn't, but this really reads like a parody.


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jenelope
jenelope
jenelope
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)

Augh. I think the top of my head just blew off (in a fairly cartoony fashion).

I recently informed my sister that Orson Scott Card had begun writing his "Prentice Alvin" series. Now I'm pondering asking her not to buy his books. If she asks why, I'll just tell her, "Because he's disgusted by you and who you are, and he thinks that your fondest wishes regarding your family would be crimes against society." I don't know if she knows about this aspect of his character.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Bleh. :-/

For what it's worth, I've known approximately what OSC's beliefs were since I got online in 1992 and read his Hypocrites of Homosexuality essay--and I've continued to buy his books anyway.

But I got tired of the Alvin series a while back. ;-)


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jenelope
jenelope
jenelope
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004 01:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Bleh. :-/

My sister's not as web-savvy as I am. We're geeks in entirely different ways (I got crafts and computers, she got tools and tax law). I should ask her if she's ever read that essay.

I read the first several Alvin books not long after she did. I think it's been since they were first published. I don't remember much beyond millstones and Napoleon.


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