Report Abuse

The Geek Feminism (GF) community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Please review our Code of Conduct for our definition of harassment.

ANTI-ABUSE TEAM:

The current Anti-Abuse Team is:

  • Alex Bayley
  • Annalee Flower Horne
  • Tim Chevalier

REPORTING:

If you are being harassed by a member of the Geek Feminism community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Geek Feminism Anti-Abuse Team at antiabuse [at] geekfeminism [dot] org.

If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

Please do not reach out to the Anti-Abuse Team via their private email addresses or social media accounts. If your report does not come through antiabuse [at] geekfeminism [dot] org, we cannot guarantee that it will be seen and addressed.

JURISDICTION:

This code of conduct applies to Geek Feminism sponsored spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of the GF community outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by Geek Feminism community members, especially bloggers, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time.The abuse team reserves the right to exclude people from the GF community based on their past behavior, including behavior outside GF spaces and behavior towards people who are not in the GF community.

GOOD FAITH:

The Geek Feminism community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. The Geek Feminism Anti-Abuse Team will not act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’ (because these things don’t exist)
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
  • Refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. The Geek Feminism Anti-Abuse Team is not here to explain power differentials or other basic social justice concepts to you. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.

CONFIDENTIALITY:

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of GF members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.