You should be following @tylercoates. This is an important, great rant about why we should stand up to jerks who attack people, very publicly, on the Internet. Tyler also brings up that these attacks are often directed at women, queer people, and people of color and that is totally true. The Edward Champion attack on women in the literary world is gross, shocking, and wrong. It is sexism and displays dangerous levels of jealousy. Personally, I found it terrifying.
This isn’t about “not feeding the trolls” because some people aren’t trolling. They’re hateful bullies. And we should stand up to bullies.
So proud of this program and my librarians Gully and Christen!!
Ela Library kicked off its first Books & Brews book discussion at Scoreboard on Old Rand Road. We had a blast! Thanks for joining us! Can’t wait to see you again in September when we discuss The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman