[Sca-cooks] OP/OT: Wanted: Opinions on Controversial Florilegium article

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Tue Aug 11 06:25:44 PDT 2009

I just read it, and it's perfectly civil and civilized. Keep it in the
Florilegium, please Stefan. It's actually a very good guide to dealing
with the SCA for those who are underage. She's right- there certainly
ARE things a kid wouldn't wnt to see after dark- there are quite I few
things I've seen I could have done without ;-)

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Stefan li
Rous<StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> 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
> --------
> THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
>   Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
> **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****
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