I meant to post about…

I meant to post about this a while back, when the whole discussion of Ellison/Willis groping was raging. It's a link Karina sent me to the Blank Noise Project, combating sexual harassment in South Asia. Fascinating stuff, especially if you've never encountered the concept of 'eve-teasing' before...

It's particularly interesting thinking about phrasings like this (from their FAQ) in the context of the pro/fan convention behavior debate:

"The rest felt it was 'normal' or that it 'wasn't a big deal', almost as if you expect it and, therefore, accept it."

I suspect a lot of people are culturally indoctrinated to react this way, and it's that very acceptance that is the most pernicious element of this problem, allowing it to continue to exist and propagate itself...

I particularly like the 'Did you ask for it?' clothing campaign...

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