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Coyote Musings
Coyote handsome
his coat the same brown
as the dust from which he rises

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What is the sound of one hand slapping Schroedinger's cat?

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The Quantum Duck goes "quark, quark."

September 2010
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Missing Left Sock Beast [userpic]
I know we're all probably getting tired of boobs

(Take the title as you wish.)

Because some people seem to have missed this fact, at the first con there were no "opt-in" or "opt-out" buttons, and theferret admits that strange women were approached largely based on how they were dressed. It turns out that the scantily-clad Princess was a friend of a friend, so I'm not counting her in that comment, but the requests to touch boobs* breasts or other body parts were not limited to the friend group nor those who were wearing buttons.

However: I agree with this comment, and am once again reposing my own from elseJournal having finally nailed my thoughts down to roughly a sentence:

It's the suggestion that anyone, anywhere, should be able to question my right to my bodily integrity because it will make the world a happier healthier place with butterflies and Bambi and bunnies ejaculating rainbows that got my hackles up, I think.


Instead of making cons a place where you have to explicitly wear a button to tell people you're not interested in even being asked about being touched, how about we work toward making a world where no one has the right to critique your body or invade your personal space, regardless of gender, without your permission.

"My Body, My Choice," isn't just about abortion.


*Whether or not we're getting tired of boobs, I'm getting tired of the word. Although it does remind me of one of my favorite (sexist) jokes (as rendered in the song "Bad Jokes" from the A Prairie Home Companion Movie:

When God created woman, he gave her not two breasts but three,
when the middle breast got in the way, God performed surgery.
Woman stood before God, the middle breast in hand,
said, "What shall we do with the useless boob?" and God created Man.


I can't help myself. I had to check.

Yep. It made OTF_Wank. (Not fandom_wank because, well, not fandom.)

Comments

You know, I've been told that nobody who didn't wear a button was asked, and everyone understood that rule and only asked people wearing a "Yes" button.

But if the people involved truly believed that, you've got to wonder why they bothered with a "No" button at all...

At the first con, there were no buttons and people who theferret described as "dressed to impress" were approached.

It was only at the second con that the buttons appeared, and they were apparently the work of one woman (again, based on theferret's post.)

Sigh. And I see now that I have repeated myself. *headdesk*

Edited at 2008-04-24 03:04 pm (UTC)