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Aug. 11th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Aug. 11th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
The most depressing thing is I've heard pretty much all of those word-for-word.
Aug. 11th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Me too.
Michael Holland
Aug. 11th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
You don't even want to know how often i have encountered those just today...

Aug. 11th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
YES EXACTLY. And for other kinds of harassment, too.

Also, 12 variations on "but we don't have any evidence you are telling the truth". Or when there is evidence, such as witnesses, "but that isn't good enough evidence". Which is used, not only to deny belief in what the person is saying, but also to deny the need for types of further investigation which would be likely to produce more evidence. >_<;;

Edited at 2013-08-11 01:15 am (UTC)
Aug. 12th, 2013 01:08 am (UTC)
I guess we are supposed to put small cameras all over our bodies.
(no subject) - kayshapero - Aug. 12th, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 11th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
If you don't name names, they'll do it again.

So I name Bob.

Oh well... That's just Bob being Bob.

*facepalm* Yes. All of that in variations.
Aug. 11th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
Yeah. The whole comic is basically just paraphrasing various comments I've heard over the past month or two.
(no subject) - marcy_italiano - Aug. 11th, 2013 12:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Have you been reading the Michael Shermer thread over at Pharyngula? That first frame is the distillation of all the troll comments in that long, long thread.
Aug. 11th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
I haven't, actually. It's sad how many different conversations and posts this could refer to...
Aug. 11th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Did you know that Genericon is an actual convention? ;-)
Aug. 11th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
Oh, hell.

I started with Genre-Con, but changed it here after being informed there are at least three of those.

I no longer trust myself to make up a fake convention name. However, I publicly apologize to any Bob Smiths who attend either GenreCon or GeneriCon!
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Aug. 11th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, this, exactly.

Distressingly similar things could be said about experiencing sexual harassment in activist/human rights/we're-supposed-to-be-the-good-guys organizations, too. :\
Aug. 11th, 2013 02:40 am (UTC)
Aug. 11th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
Way too accurate. But well done.
Aug. 11th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
Aug. 11th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
Oh, dear. I think you and I must be involved in the same conversations.
Aug. 11th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
I am afraid that is probably far too optimistic. This exact same response pattern is everywhere.
(no subject) - blpurdom - Aug. 11th, 2013 04:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2013 03:39 am (UTC)
This needs to be on a T-shirt.

Which is sold to raise awareness of harassment in SF.

And is also widely worn at conventions.
Aug. 11th, 2013 10:44 am (UTC)
Man, I would totally buy this t-shirt.
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Aug. 11th, 2013 04:53 am (UTC)
Perhaps Bob should try not being Bob/being more than "just" Bob, see if that helps him understand the notion of consent better.
Aug. 11th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
This needs a "Like" Because I have nothing to add but it's too good not to deserve note.
(no subject) - natalief - Feb. 6th, 2014 01:07 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
Captures it perfectly.
Aug. 11th, 2013 05:30 am (UTC)
This is at least the equal of what I consider to be the most accurate line in all of film.*

I applaud you, sir. *golf clap*

Do you have any favorite charities I could donate to? Just as a thank you?

*History of the World Part I. How does the Senate vote?
Aug. 11th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And um ... how about your local domestic or sexual violence shelter?
(no subject) - sylviamcivers - Aug. 15th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2013 07:16 am (UTC)
So much truth.
Aug. 11th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
Ow. Yeah, that's happened in pretty much every conversation about sexual harassment I've ever had and I've been all three stick figures.

I'm glad today's the day I have to do some complex bit of bathroom DIY-ing. Because that should at least flatten out the nose-dive my state of mind just took.
Aug. 11th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that :-( I hope the home improvement work helps you pull up from the nose dive.
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Aug. 11th, 2013 11:21 am (UTC)
Ow. That one hurt, seeing all those comments in one place like that.

Aug. 11th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
Sigh. I have heard/seen all those lines more times than I care to think about.
Aug. 11th, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
Aug. 11th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
#1 - Good to say at the time, while Bob and witnesses are available, to persons who can confront Bob, hear his side, and warn or evict him or detain him for the police.

#2 - Good to say when it's too late for #1.
Aug. 15th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
#1 good to say when other people should know about Bob, ie someone who doesn't want her breasts in the same room as Bob's hands.
Aug. 11th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
Sadly, yes.
Aug. 12th, 2013 02:34 am (UTC)
Nicely done.
Aug. 12th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Given that this is not a private posting, I've shared it on other social sites. I have never, to my knowledge, been a victim of sexual harassment. However, when I've posted stories about harassment at cons or other places to try and raise awareness, people who I generally regard well sometimes come back with the lines in this "comic", especially the second panel. And when you call them on it, they get VERY defensive, as if it was the person reporting the problem that is the problem. It's sickening.

Thanks for collecting these into such concentrated form. Hopefully it will cause some people to sit back a bit and re-evaluate their own thinking.
Aug. 12th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
Heck, "Bob" can do it on STAGE and still get the "that's just Bob" response.
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