[Sca-cooks] OP/OT: Wanted: Opinions on Controversial Florilegium article
chimene at ravensgard.org
Tue Aug 11 12:48:07 PDT 2009
I noticed that go by in the latest monthly article list, but didn't
look at it then. Hope you can retain it; I think it's valuable.
I think it shows the SCA in a responsible light, not a bad one! As a
matter of fact, re-reading the comments you included, it feels a
little like the objectors might be protesting a little too much????
(Ditto the reaction of the Royal involved!)
I read the whole thing and felt it was remarkably well-worded to
convey the cautions without being overly eek-freek about things. (I
really liked her use of the "things that cannot be UNseen" theme, I
think it would resonate with kids.) I agree with whoever suggested
including "written at the age of X, after Y years of Society
experience" might be helpful for some older people trying to evaluate
it for their own kids.
AS A NON-DRINKER, I think the parts about being politely
disinterested in mystery beverages could maybe stand to be included
in intro info for folk of ALL ages!
I would have NO qualms about my home-school 16yo reading this, we
haven't done much camping since he was VERY little, so there are gaps
in his "acculturation".
>The article is this one:
>SG-SCA-Youth-art (10K) 6/22/09 "Survival Guide for an SCA Youth" by Lady
> Gormlaith Bebbin Kathleen
>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."
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