For the last couple of days, through what is mostly an accident of timing, a blog post I did the other day has been getting more traffic than my whole blog often gets in a whole month. It’s been being linked all over the place, by all kinds of people, and… I’m kind of uncomfortable about that.
As a cis white straight English-speaking man, I am not someone who is in the direct line of fire of these people. They hate women, LGBT+ people, and people of colour. It’s them, not me, who should be listened to about this, about what effect it’s having, and about how it should be dealt with.
So I’ve spent today compiling as many blog posts as I can from people who present themselves on the internet as anything other than a cishet white man (most but not all present as white women; I tried to find as many PoCs and non-binary people as I could, but couldn’t find much. If people link some in the comments here, I’ll add them). Other than that none of these people think that the neoreactionaries are actually good (I will not link to Dark Enlightenment propaganda, no matter how it’s phrased or who it’s from) these aren’t chosen because I agree with them or don’t, but because they’re people who should be listened to.
(Many of these people have a bigger audience than I do, some by orders of magnitude, but others don’t, and they all have a *different* audience from mine. I’m under no illusions — my blog is not an important one, and no-one needs me to wield my mighty influence so they can be heard. This is just because a LOT of people who don’t normally read my blog, or indeed participate in SF fandom, have somehow ended up here because they’re looking for information.)
(Edit 1 Charles Stross mentions in the comments to this that he’s bi, which I hadn’t known before, so his post qualifies in this roundup too.)
And finally, not a response to *this* year’s slate, but to some of the events that have led up to it, N.K. Jemsin’s WisCon speech last year. Jemsin has been a particular target of the worst of the worst of these people, and I think should have the last word here.