This has been posted everywhere alrdy but I thought I should put it here too. Stuff like this is hard for me to deal with so I had trouble formulating a post :( It is important to read and spread around tho >:O
RAWR (warning, contains descriptions of sexual harrassment and assault, may be triggering :\)
Crap like that and the harrassment I've faced at cons, is why I only go to cons with friends :\ And even then I've gotten verbal harassment occasionally but at least no more than that. >:|
I hope that SDCC makes a policy b/c of this outcry >:O I should prolly check if Fan Expo has one since I'm going in a week >.>;; I'm glad ppl are speaking out about this!
Those incidents make me SO ANGRY tho, esp just how ENTITLED these jerkfaces are and how they feel that women exist for their amusement and consumption >:O And I hate ppl who say that women who go to cons know what they're getting into and crap. Men aren't unthinking animals not responsible for their own actions and we shouldn't treat them as such! >:O And they should be held responsible for this, instead of doing victim blaming stuff! Nobody "deserves" to be sexually assaulted no matter what they were wearing, where they went or what they look like! >:O Period. Period period.
I hope every con that doesn't have a policy or at least a place where such incidents can be reported makes one NOW! >:O
This makes me want to start Ami-Con. >:D