The cherry on top of the condescension sundae is when [JA] Konrath seems to imply that the ire directed toward him by erotic romance authors is one of financial envy. The concern was never that [his] book would sell so incredibly well that all of us would be out here wailing and gnashing our teeth in seething want of the same professional success. The concern was that Konrath had made the statement that a book like his couldn’t have been written (again, not published, not self-published, not successfully marketed, but simply could not have been written) ten years ago, because the “mindset” didn’t exist. And when faced with the overwhelming evidence that yes, the erotic romance “mindset” existed prior to the time he had the idea to make money off it, he chose to repeatedly ignore both the proof of that and his own words. He blatantly refuses to admit that the “mindset” that creates feminist friendly, kinky books existed prior to the time he believes it did.
–Jenny Trout on men “discovering” things.
A bit old now, but still. (And when I say “a bit old” I mean “by centuries, at least”.)