[Sca-cooks] Sca-cooks Digest, Vol 40, Issue 23

Daniel Schneider macbrighid at campus.ie
Tue Aug 11 06:17:11 PDT 2009

Hi Stefan:

 So I read the article, and I can't see what all the fuss is about, this
seems like perfectly sound advice, based on the realities of events.I've
witnessed everything she talks about at one point or another (and truth be
told, have done a couple...) What actually bothers me is hearing the threats
of that king:Here we have a king trying to force a young woman to recant an
article which seems to have been written as helpful advice, and does, after
all, honestly describe *the truth*, by threatening her father. It's
certainly medieval, but I'm having trouble seeing it as honourable...


Stefan wrote

> Greetings to my fellow SCA-Cooks list members,
> Recently I added a new article to the Florilegium and announced it in
> this month's Florilegium article. I got two, ah, strongly worded,
> demands that I remove the article form the Florilegium. I have since
> reviewed the article again and do not find it untruthful, although
> perhaps it does not always paint the Society in the best light.
> The article is this one:
> SG-SCA-Youth-art  (10K)  6/22/09  "Survival Guide for an SCA Youth" by
> Lady
>                                      Gormlaith Bebbin Kathleen
> HRothgarsdottir.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/CHILDREN/SG-SCA-Youth-art.html
> The comments included:
> "This article does nothing but portrait the SCA as a group of
> backstabbing sexual deviants who engage in sexual harassment and under-
> age drinking of the worst kind with enough members who are aware of
> such behavior yet turn a blind eye or two." and
> "I was deeply disturbed and concerned about what this young lady is
> intimating about the SCA.  As a parent this would scare me off from
> the organization and really puts us all in a bad light that we would
> continue to allow this behavior by our members and turn a blind eye."
> My own feeling was that none of what the author said was untrue. I've
> seen much of it in my 20 years in the Society. This list is a
> collection of diverse individuals with a lot of different opinions at
> times. I would appreciate hearing your opinions on this article. I am
> not in a Peer-protoge relationship with anyone to turn to. There are
> however a number of Peers, and others that I highly respect on this
> list. I am interested in comments from non-Peers and folks with and
> without children or teenagers, as well.
> Should I remove it because it puts our Society in a bad light? Or
> leave it as a useful article for the teenagers in the SCA?
> The author was under pressure from her local group and then her
> Royalty to remove the article and have threatened her father, a Peer,
> with loss of his Peerage. I probably will remove the article because
> of her request.
> I am unlikely to grant the request of a Royal just because they are a
> Royal. On the otherhand, I am willing to be convinced that I was wrong
> to have ever considered adding this article to the Florilegium.
> I don't think this is appropriate discussion for this list, so please
> email me with your comments, pro or con.
> Thank you.
> THLord Stefan li Rous

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