I support #teamharpy wholeheartedly.
Team Harpy is a rapidly growing group of people who support an individual’s rights to call out the harassing behavior of another individual. Namely, Team Harpy supports the rights of Lisa Rabey and nina de jesus to speak about the behavior of Joe Murphy, a fellow librarian. Why are they called Team Harpy? In the early days of this story, they were called harpies by some opinionated individuals.
This is the TL;DR version of the story to date.
1. Earlier this year in 2014, Lisa Tweeted and nina wrote a blog post about the prevailing issue of sexual harassment and other problematic behavior in library conferences and mentioned Joe Murphy as an example.
2. Joe sent a cease and desist letter to Lisa and nina telling them to remove not only their own posts, but to demand the removal of any re-Tweets, comments, links, etc. from anyone else who chimed in on the conversation. He also demanded a retraction and written apologies from both of them.
3. They refused to be silenced and said no.