UPDATE: Footage of the panel is now available on YouTube, courtesy of Lawrence Brenner Media. Check it out on our Video Page.
25% of women at comic/pop culture conventions report being sexually harassed
(Source: Bitch magazine)
13% of people attending comic conventions report having unwanted comments of a sexual nature made about them at conventions. 8% of people of all genders reported they had been groped, assaulted, or raped at a comic convention. (Source: Game Skinny)
53% of all transgender/ non-binary individuals reported verbal harassment in places of “public accommodation”; this includes hotels, restaurants, buses, public spaces.
LGBTQ people of color were 1.82 times as likely to experience physical violence compared to white LGBTQ people. Transgender people were 1.67 times as likely to experience threats and intimidation compared to LGBTQ non-transgender survivors and victims. (Source: National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs)
Track #YesAllGeeks & follow-up on Facebook
On Harassment Awareness & Prevention:
Dummies Guide to Cosplay Photography in 2014
John Scalzi’s Convention Pledge on Anti-Harassment & Co-sign thread
Reporting Harassment: What Happens
On Gender, Race & Disability in Fandom
Anita Sarkeesian’s The Tropes vs Women in Video Games on Feminist Frequency
“Facts About Geek Girls” via Geek Girl Con
Panelist credits/ contacts:
Diana M. Pho (moderator) – BeyondVictoriana.com & Tor.com / @writersyndrome
Robert Anders, RN, NP-C
Emily Asher-Perrin – Tor.com / @use_theforce_em
Marlene Bonnelly – youtube.com/ilikecomicstoo / @ilikecomicstoo
Mikki Kendall – @karnythia
Kaye M – @gildedspine
Thank you to everyone who participated on the panel and online! If you have a resource you’d like to share, drop a comment below or tweet to #YesAllGeeks!
4 responses to “#YesAllGeeks: Let’s Talk About Harassment in Fandom at New York Comic Con – Resources”
Reblogged this on Geeking Out…At Night! and commented:
Wish I could have been at NYCC to attend this panel!
Thanks for re-blogging, Talisha! Footage from the panel is now available online — you can find it on our Video page.
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Some of these statistics are beyond frightening. It’s shameful. I’m glad there are people discussing this in a structured forum.