The short version: After several issues of the SFWA Bulletin that showed a certain lack of respect for female writers and editors . . . and after quite a murmuring of complaints from the membership about said lack of respect . . . the response is apparently to throw a fit and say that criticism of sexist statements equals censorship and suppression.

Because, y'know, telling someone what he said is problematic and requesting he respect his fellow professionals is "thought control." (Seriously. I'm quoting when I say that.) Because people speaking out about sexism is equivalent to a looming dystopia (what?!). Because women asking for respect in the professional publication of a professional organization is equivalent to the policies of Stalin and Mao. (I am not making this up.)

Linky links:

http://ecatherine.com/dear-sfwa/

http://radishreviews.com/2013/05/31/...53113-edition/

(scroll down to read excerpts at the second link, and the whole article if you want to . . .)

(Mods, I wasn't sure if this belonged here or in Roundtable, please move if appropriate.)