Special issue on conference harassment!
- Reporting Harassment at a Convention: A First-Person How To: “We’re geeks. We learn things and share, right? Well, this year at WisCon I learned firsthand how to report sexual harassment. In case you ever need or want to know, here’s what I learned and how it went.”
- Why Does Talking About Creepers And Harassment Make People So Angry?: “This phenomenon — disproportionate anger at discussions of the topic of harassment — seems particularly pronounced when people discuss bad behavior within the wide spectrum of what I’ll call “geek culture” — science fiction, computer gaming, pen-and-paper gaming.”
- Another way to attract women to conferences: photography policies | The Ada Initiative: “We recommend that other conferences adopt a photography policy that is not an automatic or default opt-in.”
- Harassment and the Back Channel: “Safety should not be a privilege. It is a right.”
- Born of An Atom Bomb: What We Talk About When We Talk About Con Harassment: “And that’s what scares me the most. Not that there are predators. That there are a lot of basically decent dudes for whom the right to touch women however and whenever they want is such a foregone conclusion that they’ve never been forced to question it.”
- My New Convention Harassment Policy | Whatever: “Why? Because I want my friends and fans to be able to come to a convention and feel assured that the convention is making the effort to be a safe place for them. I want my friends and fans to know that if someone creeps on them, there’s a process to deal with it, quickly and fairly. And I want my friends and fans to know that I don’t support conventions that won’t go out of their way to do both of these things.”
- “What bullshit do women experience constantly?” (harassment at SF/F cons): “I have felt angry a lot in the last week, as more and more posts about harassment in the SF/F community have been popping up. I’m not angry about the posts. It’s about fucking time that we started making this shit TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE at cons.”
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