Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Is Sexual Harassment 'Sexy' Enough Now?

I wonder how the organizers of the 2009 San Diego Comic Con will handle any incidents of inappropriate or criminal behavior by out-of-control attendees this year? As noted elsewhere, Twilight fans comprising mostly of young women might be flooding the Con. If the ridiculous, perhaps unintentional but wholly negligent "3 Monkeys" policy of the last year carries over to this event then that is sure to have negative results.

Hopefully the Convention Center and Con organizers will be a little pro-active this time around and lay out some basic rules of good behavior for anyone attending. They should if they have any idea of what would be good for their financial future and more importantly what is simply moral and ethical. The press ignored the reported incidents of last year (probably due to there being no police involvement and that the story wasn't 'sexy' enough for them) but if anything untoward occurs this time I suspect the victims' lawyers and the media will descend upon the Comic Con and Convention Center boards like a Millennium Falcon cargo-hold of fanboys on a long box of discounted 90s X-Men comics.

Button: Con Anti-Harassment Project

2 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, it looks like "not so much" is the answer.

    And EA Games actively made the situation worse - http://community.feministing.com/2009/07/ea-fail-how-to-alienate-female.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well, that's stupid. But even while that was going on they shut down a prankster goofing on Megan Fox?

    ReplyDelete

Moderation enabled only because of trolling, racist, homophobic hate-mongers.