I found a comment on the recent Writer Beware post very interesting. Specifically: "As far as I was aware the RWA did not and has not made any public statements. The RWA made a private statement to members about Harlequin. Members then chose to post the message all over. Subsequent messages have been very explicit about not forwarding."
This does, quite sincerely, make me wonder: on what basis would an organisation with thousands of members have statements and policies they want to release to members, but not to "the public"? Can a large representative organisation really say: 'we disapprove of group X, but please do not tell them, or any other people who might also disapprove of them'?
Well, if course they can, but how would it be a realistic request or a good idea in terms of transperancy and honest discourse?