[hackerspaces] Safe Space Policies?

Red Davies noiddicle at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 05:11:52 CET 2014

or Al, we don't accept people who display those traits in the first place
then we don't need to worry about it.

Perhaps that's the problem you have.  If you're inclusive of assholes then
you have to have rules, policies and signs.  I hate to tell you, but rules,
policies and signs do not change assholes.  They embolden them.

On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:56 PM, Al Billings <albill at openbuddha.com> wrote:

> 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 <noiddicle at gmail.com>
> Reply: Hackerspaces General Discussion List discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> Date: January 26, 2014 at 7:56:18 PM
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> Subject:  Re: [hackerspaces] Safe Space Policies?
> We've had one case of lecherous behavior towards a female guest.
> --
> Al Billings
> http://makehacklearn.org
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