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Spaces pt. 3

August 22, 2008

The Con Anti-Harassment Project

Cons are where folks go to have fun. But also, people pay to go to conventions- they’re expecting a minimal amount of effort on the part of the con organizers to help facilitate the space for that fun. Like, safety, for instance- you know, knowing that you’re not going to be randomly groped, as if you were at a frat party.

The sad thing is that when people have to organize like this, it proves the deeper underlying problem, and smashes the myth that it’s “a few bad apples”. No, it’s more than a few, and they keep doing shit because the rest of everyone lets it slide and be ok.

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