It's kind of as if the publishing industry's decided to outdo the censors that enforced socialist realism -- and save money while at it. Now so many authors are self-censoring...

YA industry is competitive and cliquey. The top are constantly looking at up and coming authors and trying to find a reason to cancel them. Less competition.

Also this:

One disquieting truth is that female authors tend to receive the worst of the brutality, while male writers often slip the net.