Debugging conference anti-harassment policies
Posted Jan 31, 2011 21:47 UTC (Mon) by ewan
Parent article: Debugging conference anti-harassment policies
Others yet objected to the entire conversation, claiming that a discussion of whether the policy applied made them feel unsafe and asking people to stop.
I've not been following this particular situation, but as a general principle, I've seen that sort of thing used as a rhetorical device to argue against policies that are written not in terms of actual conduct, but in terms of other people's responses. Such policies ban anything that someone says makes them uncomfortable, even if that person is actually the one being unreasonable. Clearly if the policy makes people feel uncomfortable, it then conflicts with itself.
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