I felt like they really, really wanted me to go back to my room and change into a long, historically accurate, shapeless Medieval dress.
This was hbo feature presentation my second year going to this con, and my second year costuming there.
I assume I passed?I felt like I was placed in the role of Convention Booth Babe, receiving both the objectified interest from the men and the scorn of the women.Unfortunately, the default assumption of convention space is male space The really annoying thing about this whole discussion?Sitting in the bar and fuming at other convention attendees wont help.
Opening my mouth and answering them just might.
Dragon*Con isnt perfect, and in most rabattkod till leksaksjätten ways, is a much less safe convention for a woman.
So how do we fix these problems?The people attending, on the other hand, were Not Comfortable With The Way I Chose to Present.Theyve always been there.From the very beginning of the fandom that I chose to represent at Balticon Star Trek conventions had women.There have always been women objecting to warrior women on the covers of books and magazines and protesting the misogynistic habits of male writers who musik app gratis enjoy pinching and groping.And many of them looking affronted when I corrected them that I was not, actually, Nurse Chapel or Yeoman Rand.And if anyone wants to fight me about it?For another thing, the rank braid on my uniform shows that Im a lieutenant, thank you very much,.
I felt safe at Balticon both years.
I will call out men grilling me about trivia (I do that already, but I need to do it more consistently.).
At this point I could easily throw my hands up in defeat and say Its always been like that.