So glad I found this thread, because I really dislike these morons. I especially hate the "OwnVoices" nonsense, because they scream about wanting representation of all kinds in every book, and no one author is going to be all minorities at once, but they'll throw tantrums if the author isn't the same as all their characters. And, if someone writes a book, they shouldn't be forced to out themselves as gay/trans/etc. and list any mental health issues they have to avoid the shrieking. They shouldn't be barred from using a pen name to prove that their skin is the same color as their character's. I just don't understand it. You can write about a thing without being that thing. That's been accepted since storytelling was invented. Shakespeare was not the prince of Denmark, so I guess he should have been publicly flogged for writing Hamlet.