tagged w/ Karma for the Cause
Interesting idea, and yes, writer did put a cap on how much he would donate to his chosen causes, he's not stupid. But others of means have signed on to the project, now pledging a total of $50K to the charities for trolls behaving badly in pre-defined places/ways.
John Scalzi is the author of several books, including the Old Man’s War series and Redshirts, published in the States by Tor and the UK by Gollancz. He’s also the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Fed up of being constantly targeted on his website by one particular individual and his followers, Scalzi decided to take action, pledging US$5 every time “the Racist Sexist Homophobic Dipshit in question posts an entry on his site in which he uses my name (or one of his adorable nicknames for me)”.
Scalzi put a ceiling on his “troll tip jar” of US$1,000, figuring that gave his bête noir 200 opportunities to abuse him over the coming year, and said he’d give the cash to four charities: RAINN, America’s largest anti-sexual violence organization; Emily’s List, dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office; the Human Rights Campaign, which works for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights; and NAACP: America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.
Scalzi is the guy who pushed back at anti-choice politicians by penning a satirical thank-you letter from a fictional rapist. http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/10/25/a-fan-letter-to-certain-conservative-politicians/
Seems to have pissed off some cranky people on the right.Interesting idea, and yes, writer did put a cap on how much he would donate to his... more