CONsent Goes Pro

Given the popularity of my last post about consent and sexual harassment issues at cons, I am extremely happy to share this bit of excellent CONsent news from The Mary Sue. Sci-Fi author and former President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America John Scalzi has taken a stance on issue, refusing to attend any con that does not have clear harassment policies that are both known and actually acted upon/followed through with. If enough people like Scalzi with weight to throw around start following suit, we could see some actual change. I applaud him and all others working to make conventions a safer and more inviting place to share our passions.

http://www.themarysue.com/john-scalzi-con-harassment/

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About boundandgaggedbooks

Shannon is a freelance writer and folklore buff. She has a degree from Hampshire College in Creative Writing/Mythology & Religion, with an emphasis on epic/oral traditions, their anthropological implications, and their modern counterparts. Her work can be found in Fabulously Feminist, Wolf Wariors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology, The Concord Monitor, Redhead Magazine, and The Climax.

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