It seems a little storm has brewed up regarding my last post.
Whilst it was not my intention to create a war on words, I am glad for the debate. I think it positive that we can reflect, understand and examine the semantics that we use; dialogue is important.
I shan't enter into further dispute about the term to which I objected; I still find it offensive, whether or not it referred to my gender or my sexuality. My competitor in the Urbs
has offered an apology for the use of it on his blog and I do appreciate this.
Rather than get caught up in any more linguistic argument, I would like to offer an olive branch to my competitor's readers who may be visiting here - and my own too - because at the end of the day, it would be fucking great
to have a gay man win the award, much as it would be great to have a woman win it too.
So please, have a read of Alex's blog
and vote for him if you like his writing; vote for me if you prefer mine. Either way we should both be happy that we're leading the final together.
On a more personal note, I want to wish all my readers happy and peaceful holidays. Thank you for reading me over the past two years: you've made this girl a very happy one indeed.You can vote for me or Alex here
(voting closes 26 December).