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Harassment, SFF 

So, a number of male SFF writers, 4 that I know of, have been accused on Twitter of harassment, misogyny, and various levels of bad behaviour at conferences.

I'm grateful to have never experienced similar at the UK cons I've attended.

These revelations leave me with questions about why I'm so late finding out about this. I've taken some books off my wishlist, and I won't be supporting those authors in future.

Harassment, SFF 

@rosjackson I had zero idea any of this was going on.

Harassment, SFF 

@dani It's in the US. Apparently it initially surfaced in 2018, and it passed me by then. It's a bit more prominent this time around, I think, because we've just today seen one of the authors lose an agent and two publishing contracts.

Harassment, SFF 

@rosjackson I've just not been on Twitter much over the past week. I didn't know who Myke Cole was in 2018. Just read Scalzi and Wendig's statements on their blogs. Nearly bought a Sykes book the other day. I'd say it's another reason to stick with queer, POC authors but then there's Krueger...I thought having an Asian focussed book with queer representation, you'd have an author with better behavior.. Sigh

Harassment, SFF 

@dani Unfortunately I've seen accusations levelled at a variety of people, male and female, etc. There's no way to know in advance, especially because even when someone behaves well to one person that may not be universal. It's deeply disappointing. It's also not just SFF - UK academia is apparently having a similar MeToo moment.

Harassment, SFF 

@rosjackson Yeah, abusers are often very good at picking their targets, too. And no community or industry is free of them.

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