We want SF cons and events to be safe spaces for everyone. No one should ever feel that they have to tolerate harassment to be polite, because “that’s just the way it is,” because “he’s really a nice guy, he doesn’t mean anything by it,” or for fear that the harasser or his (or her) friends might retaliate.
Harassment is about power, and we believe that it’s time to firmly place the power back in the hands of those of us who refuse to tolerate it. To this end, we’re proposing a campaign that lets each individual take action at a very real, personal level by making one simple statement and standing behind it: “I’m watching.”*
- we are aware of and will not tolerate harassment in our community.
- we are available if a fellow con-goer experiences harassment and needs a rescue…
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