So a gal was approached by a creepy guy at AnthroCon; gal chose to be polite and mostly non-confrontational, guy chose to be creepy. Yesterday, gal wrote a blog post about the event, detailing the creepy guy as a warning to other gals who may have been similarly creeped at.
Since then, gal’s post got linked to on 4chan and lulz.net, which apparently mobilized hordes of knuckle-dragging scumsuckers to mock and harass her, effectively bullying her into removing the post and generally creating a “you better keep your mouth shut if you know what’s good for you, girlie” environment. As a result, she’s now gone quiet about it, and creepy guy is still out there, creeping.
This must not stand.
Creepy guy does not appear to have been an AC attendee, but gal was, and we should be protecting our own. Not only in the case of the incident (‘cause even the Dorsai, love ‘em, can’t be everywhere at once), but also when she tries to tell everyone what happened and spread the word.
I’m not posting gal’s name here, because if she feels threatened she’s entitled to her anonymity. But we need to create an environment where gal is the one who is safe and protected by the social fabric, and creepy guys are the ones who get shamed and harassed.
As Anthrocon comes to a close, we know you overheard something awful, witnessed something you’ll be needing eyebleach or therapy for for years, or just heard some juicy secondhand gossip. The fine administration here at Furry Trainwrecks asks you to submit your tales of horror, your stories of woe, to us.
Because we’re awful, awful people who do awful, awful things.
Also because your admin didn’t witness as many terrible, awful things as they expected and also because they were enjoying themselves socializing with friends!