We’ve made it to the future, but women are still fighting to be treated as equals in the SF/F community, enduring sexual harassment at conventions on a regular basis, and often being told to pipe down or “that’s just the way it is” when we raise the issues. It’s time for real change, and SFFragette (inspired by Kari Sperring’s genius #sffragette hashgtag) aims to bring the community together to make that change happen now.
Tell Your Story
We think telling our stories and talking frankly and authentically about the issue is the first step, so we’re hoping to create a collaborative blog here with writers interested in using this as a platform to share their experiences with sexism, misogyny, and harassment in the SF/F community.
We also want your help launching a campaign to increase awareness of the issue of harassment at cons, including how to deal with harassment if you’re on the receiving end as well as what consequences harassers should expect from the community as well as from specific conventions. As part of this campaign, we’re working on materials that will help spread awareness and allow each of us to play a role in creating safer spaces for everyone in our community. Watch this space for more on this campaign soon.
What you can do:
(Use the Contact page to let us know how you’d like to participate.)
- Collaborate with us by blogging here at SFFragette. (You can also request that we reblog a piece you’ve written.)
- Join the discussion on Facebook.
- Follow us on Twitter and join the discussion there on the #sffragette hashtag.
From Whatever by John Scalzi:
From Chuck Wendig’s terribleminds:
- 25 Things to Know About Sexism & Misogyny in Writing & Publishing
- Challenging Responses to Sexism and Misogyny
- Why Men Should Speak Out Against Misogyny and Rape Culture
From Zachary Jernigan at Make Me a Sammich: