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Keycon and #rapecon

The Keycon situation has gotten more intense. For those not following the thread closely, there is a series of edits to the first post on the matter. I recommend everyone check them out.

The #rapecon hashtag has also been started. This is not just for reporting Keycon's bad behaviour, but the harassment and assault that gets swept under the rug at other conventions. Once it's in the light, they can't ignore it.

Thank you, everyone, for your help and support.


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Apr. 15th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
I don't have any insight into the situation (I don't know the con, or the people involved), but I appreciate you raising awareness. Thank you for that.
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Apr. 15th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
Oh gods, this. Con chairs should not make personal attacks in public internet spaces, no matter how justified it might seem at the time. Doubly so when the subject is sexual harassment at their con.
Apr. 16th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)

I'm trying to imagine walking up to that woman and telling her that a dude grabbed my boob or something at her con and I'd like him thrown out.

...yeah, I don't see that going well.
Apr. 16th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
Do you have a copy of the first, "official" public response that you can repost -- with your name redacted -- since it's been deleted now?
Apr. 17th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
I posted a copy of the e-mail I received, which was more or less her response. It's here. I didn't screencap, so that's as close as I can get, sorry.
Apr. 17th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
I randomly have that tab still open from a few days ago; would you want/have any use for a screencap of her original comment?
Apr. 17th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
I'd like to keep a record of what was said as closely as possible, so yes, please and thank you. You can e-mail it to me at my nick at gmail (no underscore). You're welcome to upload it yourself if you would like to, but I'd appreciate having my full name removed.
Apr. 17th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
Cool; I'm about to e-mail it to you... let me know if you don't get it, in case I mistype your e-mail or anything.

Here's an edited version of it too... the only appearance of your name is at the top, right? (I read through it to check but I'm also a little hazy from work -_-; )

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