I subscribe to all of what follows, as written by Jim Hines:
My Policy on Sexual Harassment
My goal in convention/fandom spaces, online, and in general, is to interact with others in such a way that all parties feel safe and respected. Therefore…
- I will be accountable for my actions. If I mess up, I will not make excuses or blame others for my behaviors or the consequences of those behaviors. (Nor will I make or accept excuses about other people’s inappropriate behaviors, even if they’re friends or Big Important People in the community.)
- I will try not to make assumptions about physical interactions, or statements/behaviors that could be construed as sexual. For example, if I don’t know whether or not you’re comfortable being hugged, I’ll ask you.
- I will listen to and respect your boundaries. Period.
- If I see a situation where it looks like you are being harassed, I will ask if you’re okay and/or attempt to offer you a way out of the situation. Depending on the situation, I will confront the harasser and/or offer to back you up in confronting/reporting the harasser yourself if you choose to do so.
- If someone I know is harassing others, I will pull them aside and confront them on their behavior.
- If they refuse to change their behavior, I will “ban” them from my life (both in the real-world and in my online spaces).
- I will continue to speak out, and to try to encourage discussion and action to reduce sexual harassment.
- My friend group has a case of the creepy dude. How do we clear that up? -Captain Awkward
- Why it’s important to cut that creeper guy from your social group. -The Angry Black Woman
- An Incomplete Guide to Not Creeping -John Scalzi