Re: Oh, I'm not denying that people who do that kind of thing can't be sweet
There are some eyewitness reports in the comment threads here and at Patrick's place.
The thing is, all SFF prodom *is* involved. For us, this is about standards of behavior in our community, and whether we're going to permit a male writer who happens to be an honored elder of that community to get away with abusing other members of it--one of whom also happens to be an honored elder.
This has gone on in the past, and been swept under the rug. People will tell you who not to get on an elevator with, but you know what?
I shouldn't have to know that. And the young writers coming up after me are as entitled to a workplace free of sexual harrassment as any working woman or man in the world.
As far as I'm concerned, that's what this is about.