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Alyssa’s Story: The harassment is ever present, even when she’s just trying to cross the street.

Two men in a car at the light wolf whistled at me as I crossed the street. Then they did it again, trying to get my attention.

 

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Phone App User’s Story: Harassment escalates when she ignores him.

I was walking down Girard Avenue on a warm, sunny day with a lot of people out. An older man shouted at me as we passed one another: “HEY SEXY!” I resisted my usual urge to flip the bird and told myself to ignore him as I kept walking. He stopped and shouted “Hello!?” Like I owed something to him. I kept walking and ignored him. Then I heard “Fuck you!”

 

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It’s time to hold San Diego Comic Con accountable for the harassment and groping that happens every year!

Cross-Posted from GeeksForCONsent.org, originally published May 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm.

The above video illustrates examples of cosplayer harassment and the effects it has on making people feel unsafe in convention spaces, to the point of avoiding certain conventions, choosing not to dress as their favorite characters, or only feeling safe when they bring cis-male companions as a sort of shield at the conventions. Enough is enough – it is time for the major conventions to follow the example being set by smaller conventions — creating and publicizing thorough anti-harassment policies, having educational and zero tolerance posters throughout the convention, trained staff who will appropriately handle reports of harassment, and effective internal procedures for being sure the appropriate actions are taken when a convention guest is engaging in this offensive and exclusive behavior.

GeeksForCONsent has emailed San Diego Comic Con staff multiple times about their insufficient anti-harassment efforts, but has received no response. Today, GeeksForCONsent launched a petition demanding that San Diego Comic con create and enforce a thorough anti-harassment policy, train its volunteers to adequately respond when people report harassment, and have designated staff who can guide con-goers through the process of reporting the harassment.

Ways You Can Help:

  • Sign the Change.org Petition here.
  • Share the petition on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. Be sure to tag Comic-Con International on Facebook, and @Comic_Con on Twitter.
  • If you’ve experienced harassment at conventions, share your story at GeeksForCONsent to help spread the word about the types of harassment people experience, and how widespread the problem is.
  • Join our team at the actual convention, July 23-26. We will be personally delivering the petition and spreading the word about San Diego Comic Con’s insufficient response to harassment and groping at their convention. Email us at GeeksForCONsent@gmail.com or tweet at us @GeeksForCONSent for more details!

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Alecia’s Story: Guy driving slows down to harass her

Creepy dude stopped his car and rolled down his windows and very lecherously said “nice LEGS!”

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Nika’s Story: Two men harass and intimidate her with transmysoginist comments

 

I had just moved to the city a few days before and was headed back to my new home with some much needed supplies. As I stood waiting for the MFL, two men passed in front of me. They looked at me and one said, “What the fuck?”
“What is that faggot thing?” asked the other.
They retreated and were talking to each other quietly. I shrugged it off as the usual transmisogynistic crap until I noticed one of them walk behind me and start circling me. I made ready to take off running if I had to. As he finished passing me, I noticed that he had his smartphone held in his hand pointed directly at me and that he was giggling to himself. I bared my orc fangs (I’m missing all of my top teeth and my lower incisors so the ones left look rather like fangs) and hissed at him.
He recoiled and took off shouting, “Fucking faggot freak!”
I was rather unimpressed with his alliteration. Don’t mess with monsters.

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Report Harassment to employers, and hopefully they’ll respond swiftly like the Philadelphia Streets Department.

  1. Hey – dudes in your 0005070 truck just catcalled me on corner of Girard and Mascher. Classy gov employees.

  2. mistake – 005070 – this guy –

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  3. Please accept our apologies.This has been reported to area Sanit. Sprvsr.

  4. Please accept our apologies. This has been reported to the area Sanitation Supervisor.

  5. So sorry you had this experience, ! Thank you for reporting it. Thank you, , for ensuring the employee is handled.

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Report Harassment to employers, and hopefully they’ll respond swiftly like the Philadelphia Streets Department.

 

 

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Phone App Submission: The sun is out, and so are the harassers commenting on her body.

An older man walked by me at the bus stop and said, “beautiful day! Bet you can’t wait to get a tan on that beautiful body mmm”.

 

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Repeat offender jailed for masturbating in front of students at Girls’ High

 

A 45-year-old repeat offender was jailed this weekend for allegedly masturbating in front of students outside Philadelphia High School for Girls.

Samuel Hart is accused of standing outside the school at Broad Street and Olney Avenue in Logan, exposing himself to students and masturbating on several occasions. Court records show that Hart has arrests dating back 10 years for charges including indecent exposure, contact with a minor, corrupting a minor and open lewdness. In 2007 and again in 2011 and 2012, he was found guilty of indecent exposure charges, court records show.

For his most recent indecent-exposure conviction, court records show Hart was sentenced to three years’ probation in December 2012 by Judge Wendy L. Pew. He was still serving that sentence when police arrested him Friday at a rooming house where he lived on Berks Street near 19th for the recent incidents at Girls’ High, investigators said.

This time, Hart was charged with three counts each of unlawful contact with a minor/sexual offenses, corruption of minors, indecent exposure, open lewdness and harassment. He is being held at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on $150,000 bail, court records show. He is set to appear in Family Court May 28, the District Attorney’s Office said.

- See more at: http://philly.ihollaback.org/2014/05/12/repeat-offender-jailed-for-masturbating-in-front-of-students-at-girls-high/#sthash.hvB0T6HH.dpuf

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Chloe’s Story: Man harasses her and spits in her face

I was walking down Frankford around noon on Easter Sunday, and I pass a homeless man pushing a shopping cart of cans and he violently lurched towards me and spit in my face yelling “I’ll spit in your face, whore!”

 

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