October 13, 2007

We get criticism...

After my recent posting on Redskin magazine, this exchange in Craigslist's POC (people of color) forum ensued:Good articles! < Loku_v7 > 10/03 18:48:50

But hey, none of the pictures are quite as large -- or as plentiful -- or as provocative --

as those juicy images you used in your, uh, "objective reportage" about Redskin Magazine.

Oh how we all enjoyed the discussion of whether or not this was "exploitation"

More juicy tits, please, Mister Activist!

Hope Blue Corn Comics continue to sell well.

And that your cover as an "activist" continues to serve your livelihood.

Hey, it's better than selling encyclopedias, right?

Congratulations to the guy who will someday be recognized as a founding weasal of niche marketing.

If it doesn't work out, you can always get a job in a casino.

Message: Take the "Redskin Magazine" soft porn stuff off your site, Rob.

It's unethical
What "objective reportage"? < robschmidt > 10/05/07 14:29

What "objective reportage" are you talking about? My main posting on Redskin magazine was an op/ed piece, a commentary, a satire. Perhaps you didn't understand that, which is why you misread the piece.

Re "And that your cover as an 'activist' continues to serve your livelihood": Actually, I work as a freelance writer and editor. Both the comics and the activism are sidelights.

Re "Congratulations to the guy who will someday be recognized as a founding weasal [sic] of niche marketing": Actually, I'm already getting some recognition. For instance, filmmaker Chip Cronkite interviewed me for a documentary on the history of comics. And the Montclair Art Museum has invited me to talk about Native comics in December.

Re "Message: Take the 'Redskin Magazine' soft porn stuff off your site, Rob": Buzz off, lightweight. I've used those images to illustrate the Indians as sex objects stereotype for years. I've also commented on hundreds of other stereotypes in the same period. Native fans frequently praise these commentaries.

In short, take your opinions off this forum. They're ignorant.


writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Hey, Rob, it either was encyclopedia or aluminum siding! And just WHAT is in those big packages in the back of your pickup?
All Best
Russ Bates

Rob said...

I don't have a pickup, of course--just a 1994 Nissan Sentra.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
But everyone, Rob, knows that you own a Transformer! One calling itself Aluminus Ultima!
All Best
Russ Bates