“The problem is that the “vocal minority” of insects who make up the new generation of writers don’t scramble for the shadows when outside lights shines on them—they bare their pincers and go for the jugular. Maybe it is a good thing that SFWA keeps them locked up. The newer members who Scalzi et al. brought in are an embarrassment to the genre.” — (name withheld) on SFF.net, during the recent unpleasantness.
One of the things that troubles me is seeing women who say that they were apprehensive about entering SFF because they don’t want to attract the sort of bile exposed in the quote above. They see attacks like this and want nothing to do with it.
It’s not just women, of course. It is any group that has been historically underrepresented.
For all of you… we have your back. There is strength in numbers. Join our insect army.