“Cancelling” people, organisations, or even concepts is a relatively new phenomenon. In its expression it is similar to any generic backlash that might occur in the public eye, but its essence feels more tinged with emotions, similar to an angry response to a personal injury.
…“Purity tests are the tools of fanatics, and the quest for purity ultimately becomes indistinguishable from the quest for power.”
…What effectively ended up happening was that the followers of people who so vigorously defended free speech in the literary world shut up the voices of some of the most vulnerable and least established writers in the scene.
…How come this cancel culture in the YA community seems to be disproportionately directed at writers who are already part of a marginalized community?