Fighting Years of Con Harassment Under #MeToo

Comic Con, held every year in San Diego, boasts over 130,000 attendees consisting of fans, artists, collectors, and more; however, this high volume of attendees reports high instances of harassment especially towards those in cosplay. Even though the con aims to ensure the safety of participants, it cannot guarantee help for what happens outside of their reach. In 2014, Geeks for CONsent petitioned for formal anti-harassment policy to be instituted at Comic-Con with a slogan that read “Cosplay does not equal consent.” Now, during the time of the #MeToo movement, attendees are hopeful that this problem will not be ignored.

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