I keep forgetting that …

So I just received a rejection letter for a story I’d submitted to the SciPhi Journal in which the editor reprimanded me, saying that “all pieces of writing for SPJ must have at least a grain of plausibility.” When I pointed out that I’d referenced Elliot Rodger and Alex Minassian (as premise/trigger), he replied saying he hadn’t heard of either one.

I guess I keep forgetting that since words like sexism and misogyny aren’t used on primetime tv or in mainstream newspapers, most people (in the U.S. and Canada, at least), because their entire worldview is formed by those two media, aren’t familiar with the concepts. (And it keeps shocking me when I remember that.)

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