There is a problem lurking in the library world, as anyone who reads library blogs no doubt already knows. A pair of librarians had, in tweets, called out a librarian that had been sexually harassing librarians at conferences, and was apparently well-known for his advances, to the point that women would be specifically told to watch out for this guy. The problem? They named him by name.
His reaction was to sue them. (Really, dude?)
The library world is aghast that these women are being punished for naming their abuser and his behavior. A number of librarians have written about this, notably the Librarian in Black.
Another young librarian has now written on the subject, and brings up the chilling result of all this mess: she has been harassed, and is now afraid to name her aggressor. This is a bad, bad thing, people.
As I commented to her, it’s awful that she had to deal with his behavior: