The War on Science Fiction

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The War on Science Fiction was an outbreak of Gender wank which occurred in science fiction fandom in October 2009.

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On October 9, 2009, a blogger by the name of Pro-male/Anti-feminist Tech posted an entry at The Spearhead entitled "The War on Science Fiction and Marvin Minsky". The posting claimed that science fiction was traditionally a "very male form of fiction" and bemoaned the increasing presence of women in the field and the supposed "feminizing" of the genre. Popular writer Joss Whedon was singled out as a "mangina", the reimagined version of Battlestar Galactica was criticized for "castrating" male characters, and the presence of women in science fiction was also blamed for discouraging men from entering scientific fields as they had in the past. The article also pointed fingers at Dr. Who and Torchwood for the character of Captain Jack Harkness as an "omnisexual".

By October 12, the blog was beginning to be noticed and commented upon by others in professional writing circuits as well as media fandom on LiveJournal, seemingly leading to another round of Fail debates and kerfluffling.

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