While at RT I wandered past the Manlove promo swag and said to the woman standing next to me, “mrwow! Verra sexy!” and it was. Classy, sexy and really well done artwork.
When I went by later it was gone and I thought, “well done, manlove chicks!” but later I heard rumors about how the material had been taken down by the hyatt but never from anyone directly involved or even with actual details.
Until yesterday when I read Ally Blue’s blog that linked to Laura Baumbach’s. You can read the whole sordid story there.
We’re all authors – at any given time there’s going to be someone who doesn’t like what we do. Even if boysmut didn’t make me all tingly (especially Laura and Ally’s) if I didn’t like it, I’m certainly able to oh, I don’t know, walk on by. We’re all adults and I saw those materials which were not explicit at all – especially in comparison to some of the other stuff I saw.
It’s a sad day when we can’t just walk by things we don’t like but instead seek to censor what OTHER people may be interested in. I don’t need a parent, I’m a grown woman. These materials were in a conference area filled with other adults. If you’re so fragile you can’t just avert your eyes, I feel for you but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to censor what I read or see.