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Whenever fail like the Readercon debacle occurs, there are always posts and links that speak well beyond that particular fail. Here are the ones I've seen from this round (updated as more are found):

On why women often (even usually) choose not to report harassment, from someone who almost didn't when Aaron Agassi (well-known creep in Boston fandom) did it to her: Why not come forward?

INCITE, an activist organization focused on domestic violence/abuse within activist communities, has this zine on how we can handle abuse and harassment when everyone involved is One Of Us: The Revolution Starts at Home

INCITE also has this pamphlet on street harassment that is short and to the point

This post is on the tactics used to reinforce willful ignorance whenever the subject of sexual harassment or other uncomfortable things come up: Minimise, Doubt, Excuse, Shift Blame

This mother of an autistic child kindly asks us to stop blaming Asperger's every time someone mentions sexual harassment and geeks in the same sentence: I find this offensive

A martial arts teacher (Krav Maga, I believe) explains the binds our social norms place on women such that we are at a severe physical disadvantage by the time we are allowed to act on harassing/assaulting behavior: Where the Boundaries Are Drawn

This YouTube video is a documentary about gender roles that I will watch probably tonight and then have more to say about it: The Codes of Gender

These are posts from friends of the harasser as they struggle to figure out how to incorporate the information that someone they like has sexual harassed women: When the person doing the harassment is a person you like; (placeholder for an even better post I've lost track of)

On people whose reaction to harsh consequences for sexual harassment is "That means no more flirting!" and "I can't talk to women anymore!": If you really think that "speaking to women" is indistinguishable from harassment, there's a problem and it’s not with the rules.

Date: 2012-07-31 11:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zandperl.livejournal.com
Was the duplication of "Why not come forward?" intentional?

Edit: The link in "Minimise, Doubt, Excuse, Shift Blame" has an additional slash in the URL between clo and ggie.
Edited Date: 2012-07-31 11:16 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-07-31 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] benndragon.livejournal.com
Not intentional, a side-effect of posting this in a hurry as my netbook was running out of battery life ;P. Thanks for the heads-up, I've editted both of those things.

Date: 2012-07-31 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plymouth.livejournal.com
I really liked the message in that last one. Unfortunately I don't think it was clearly enough written to really want to share it around. I wonder if I can write up a more concise version.

Date: 2012-08-01 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] travelingtim.livejournal.com
I teach with a school of Women's Self Defense
www.dcimpact.org

I thank you so much for the links you posted. Mind if I share them with our students?

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