Even more on SFWA

SL Huang has a timeline of the SFWA debacle that’s much more in depth than mine, and has a bunch of things I missed. It includes a link to an anonymous Tumblr, Speculative Friction, that has been posting screenshots of comments on private sff.net forums. The Tumblr itself probably won’t be around for long (the most recent post is about a DMCA takedown notice) so if you’re interested, check it out now. Most of the comments screenshotted seem to be mourning the good old days when a middle aged author could walk up to young female and say “Let’s fuck” and everyone would chuckle indulgently. Kids these days just don’t know how to take harassment with an uncomfortable smile on their face and back quickly out of the room, etc etc. There’s also some bizarre talk that “SFWA is being taken over by a cabal of sorts”, presumably led by Scalzi? Not sure about the story behind THAT one.

Mary Robinette Kowal, who has been putting up with far too much, has an eloquent response to members like those, if not those people specifically: Dear Twelve Rabid Weasels of SFWA, please shut the fuck up. Well said, Mary.

Edit: Why do I even bother hitting “publish” when I know there will always be more links to add? Here is THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE FICTION SWIMMING CLUB: More Thoughts on SFF, Sexism, Racism and General¬†Badness by Maria Dahvana Headley. For more of this ilk, check out the #sffragette tag on Twitter.

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