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Name: Winterfox
Alias(es): Requires Hate, Benjanun Sriduangkaew (pro SF name), pyrofennec, acrackedmoon, and others
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Winterfox was a rage blogger who used many pseuds and sockpuppets. In online fandom circles, she is generally considered to be a bully.

She ran the blog "requires only that you hate" from 2011 to 2013 under the "winterfox" pseud. Around the same time, she started writing professionally under the name Benjanun Sriduangkaew. The connection between the two pseuds started to be circulated in 2014[1] and was ultimately stated publicly by her friend Nick Mamatas in October[2][3][4]. In November 2014, Laura J. Mixon posted an expose to her blog about winterfox's behavior harassing other fans and sf writers; A Report on Damage Done by One Individual Under Several Names won the author a Hugo Award. Winterfox continues to write under her profic name.

After Mamatas outed her, she posted an apology on the requires hate blog where she stated:

I was an asshole for years and said a lot of crap I regret, only I wasn’t big enough to own up to it and apologize then. It’s a huge accumulation of being shitty, I hurt a lot of people. I’m sorry I didn’t grow up and learn better sooner. I toned down as the years went by, but in the process of that I should have made apologies as I went along, not waited until the end. Unfair yes, shitty yes. Because I was an asshole who just didn’t want to admit she was wrong.[5]

Other fans say that she continued to behave badly after this apology, and the apology is not widely believed.[citation needed]

Sridauangkew and her friends allege that an ongoing campaign of outing followed the publishing of A Report on Damage Done by One Individual Under Several Names, which "has seen wide support from Laura J. Mixon and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, among others."[6] Other fans take issue with this characterization[7][citation needed], especially since Mamatas had already revealed her identity before the report came out.

In June 2020, YA/SFF novelist Rin Chupeco wrote a public Twitter thread identifying Chupeco as a past target of harassment from Requires Hate/Winterfox. [8]

In November 2022, Sridauangkew implicitly encouraged her Twitter followers to DDOS a Mastodon instance run by a Twitter user who had disagreed with her.[9]

In August 2023, Sriduangkaew described women who enjoy M/M as "slobbering dogs,"[10] but took a more positive stance on men enjoying F/F, since there was a chance they could turn out to be trans women.[11]

Sriduangkaew has criticized Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura for their depictions of problematic relationship tropes. She has volunteered Gunsmith Cats as an alternative:

Occasionally think about how one of the very first lesbian characters I ever encountered was in Gunsmith Cats. She's tall, broad-shouldered, an expert martial artist, and keeps a harem of nubile girls whom she hypnotizes with drugs into her sex slaves and assassins. This turned out far more formative for me than Sailor Uranus and Neptune. :p

benjanun_s on Twitter, March 10 2023

Some Fic and Essays

Further Reading


  1. ^ Is Requireshate (aka Winterfox, Acrackedmoon, Pyrofennic) about to be exposed?, Archived version, blog post by Will Shetterly, August 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Anyway, Benjanun Sriduangkaew used to blog under the name Requires Only That You Hate.... I am writing this on ello because nobody reads ello." untitled post by mamatas - ello, Archived version
  3. ^ Aja Romano. Acclaimed sci-fi writer exposed as notorious Internet troll, Archived version, The Daily Dot, Nov 12, 2014.
  4. ^ Benjanun Sriduangkaew apologises, Archived version, blog post by Martin Wisse, October 20, 2014.
  5. ^ apologies and finality, Archived version, posted October 15, 2014.
  6. ^ Six Months and Counting, medium post by Sridauangkew, Mar 12, 2015. archived.
  7. ^ comment at File 770, March 13, 2015: "What a bunch of bullshit.... Anyone who believes what she says about her own behavior is a fool." Benjanun Sriduangkaew Counterattacks, Archived version
  8. ^ Rin Chupeco on Twitter: Sorry, guys. But if you are friends with Benjanun S. I am going to soft block you now. No exceptions. / You see, while you’re rehabilitating her shitty actions while she was winterfox and Requires Hate, you forget some of the people she targeted became authors themselves / Like me., Archived version
  9. ^ @benjanun_s on Twitter: Probably the funniest thing about little mastodon instances is that, unless the owner spends a lot on AWS etc, they're the easiest thing in the world to DDOS into the ground. Archived version
  10. ^ @benjunun_s on Twitter: I also suspect that Guel is a little too brown for that fandom of slobbering dogs, since they largely project onto and fantasize about pale-skinned men...
  11. ^ @benjanun_s on Twitter: Men being into F/F can be good actually because some of them turn out not to be men.