Friday, August 15, 2008

Read this.

John, who helps out little Bully, has written a very important and serious blog post about the San Diego Comic Con. Please click here to read it. To sum up, there is a serious lack of respect and common sense going on at the Con, specifically related to harassment of the female Con attendees. The fact that somebody would willfully sexually harass a fellow Con attendee "just to see her reaction" is possibly the most vile thing I've heard in a long time.

What's also frustrating is that many people have been reporting on the increase of female attendees with every year, which helps gets comics to a larger audience, which helps comics make more money and therefore we're all happy. If we want to reach a larger audience, including females, the best way to go about it is to stop f*%&ing harassing them.

All of the comic blogs of note, including Chris Sims and Kevin Church are talking about this and urging us to talk about it on our blogs. The more we talk about it, the more something can be done, considering that the Con has no official policy on harassment. That's right, no official policy.

Something needs to be done.

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