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* Writes columns attacking straight white males, particularly those in the science fiction and gamer communities [http://archive.is/s6y9g] [http://archive.is/eyKcS] [http://archive.is/gJdNO].
 
* Writes columns attacking straight white males, particularly those in the science fiction and gamer communities [http://archive.is/s6y9g] [http://archive.is/eyKcS] [http://archive.is/gJdNO].
  
"Young white men often number among the most useless and deficient individuals in society, precisely because they have such a delusional sense of their own importance and entitlements. They've been raised to believe that one day they'll be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars (and superheroes), but they won't, and they're having a tantrum because of it. How much more valuable could geek culture be if it represented all kinds of people equally? And what kinds of fantasy stories could we tell, even with white male heroes, if our writers truly engaged with the realities of power and privilege?" [http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/jan/31/iron-man-white-male-geek-culture-fantasy-science-fiction Forget Iron Man-child – let's fight the white maleness of geek culture]
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"Young white men often number among the most useless and deficient individuals in society, precisely because they have such a delusional sense of their own importance and entitlements. They've been raised to believe that one day they'll be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars (and superheroes), but they won't, and they're having a tantrum because of it. How much more valuable could geek culture be if it represented all kinds of people equally? And what kinds of fantasy stories could we tell, even with white male heroes, if our writers truly engaged with the realities of power and privilege?" Forget Iron Man-child – let's fight the white maleness of geek culture [http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/jan/31/iron-man-white-male-geek-culture-fantasy-science-fiction].
  
 
* Supported the Tor cabal's campaign to vote "No Award" at the [[2015 Hugo Awards]] [https://archive.is/7ns2H] [https://archive.is/XRf7d].
 
* Supported the Tor cabal's campaign to vote "No Award" at the [[2015 Hugo Awards]] [https://archive.is/7ns2H] [https://archive.is/XRf7d].
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* Blamed Islamic terrorism on Western conservatives. [http://archive.is/DU60Y#selection-3135.0-3135.131]
 
* Blamed Islamic terrorism on Western conservatives. [http://archive.is/DU60Y#selection-3135.0-3135.131]
  
[[Category: Journalism]]
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Pushed the narrative during the World Fantasy Award HP Lovecraft controversy.
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* [http://archive.is/jDII8 WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT LOVECRAFT?]
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* [http://archive.is/uez6N There is only one choice for the new World Fantasy Award]
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[[Category: Journalist]]
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[[Category: The Guardian]]
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[[Category:WFA Lovecraft Controversy]]

Latest revision as of 21:14, 4 May 2016

Damien Walter is a contributor to The Guardian and io9. He also received a grant from Arts Council England to work on his first novel in 2010, which has not been finished as of 2016 [1].

SJW Credentials

  • Writes columns attacking straight white males, particularly those in the science fiction and gamer communities [2] [3] [4].

"Young white men often number among the most useless and deficient individuals in society, precisely because they have such a delusional sense of their own importance and entitlements. They've been raised to believe that one day they'll be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars (and superheroes), but they won't, and they're having a tantrum because of it. How much more valuable could geek culture be if it represented all kinds of people equally? And what kinds of fantasy stories could we tell, even with white male heroes, if our writers truly engaged with the realities of power and privilege?" Forget Iron Man-child – let's fight the white maleness of geek culture [5].

  • Blamed Islamic terrorism on Western conservatives. [8]

Pushed the narrative during the World Fantasy Award HP Lovecraft controversy.