Debugging conference anti-harassment policies
Posted Feb 5, 2011 18:28 UTC (Sat) by BrucePerens
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The problem with the images is the effect they have on the audience, which has nothing to do with objectification.
Really? I was thinking that the images were offensive because they objectified a person. If you are merely objecting to them because they titillate, then state that clearly. "Effect they have on the audience" doesn't even state what
effect, which I am sure you can produce. And of course it's an auteur's job to effect the audience, so it gets you into territory that can never be disambiguated.
Just classifying based on discomfort or offense is really "I know what it is, but I can't describe it". And you really don't know what it is in that case, because it's subjective.
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