[hackerspaces] Safe Space Policies?

Al Billings albill at openbuddha.com
Mon Jan 27 04:56:35 CET 2014

You mean one that someone said something about. How do you know that female visitors haven’t simply failed to return because of leering, mainsplaining, or various other behaviors? You don’t. The fact that you’re unwilling to even state a public policy against such things mean that when (not if but when) they happen, women won’t necessarily assume that the person is an outlier but that it is accepted behavior. Then they leave. 

Really, it is like Diversity 101 here. You’ve never bothered to think about any of this stuff before from something other than your own point of view, have you?

From: Red Davies Red Davies
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Date: January 26, 2014 at 7:56:18 PM
To: Hackerspaces General Discussion List discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
Subject:  Re: [hackerspaces] Safe Space Policies?  
We've had one case of lecherous behavior towards a female guest. 
Al Billings

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