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I was reading a post the other day about science fiction conventions, and how they're adopting rather straightforward issues about consent. The most obvious is the rallying cry "cosplay is not consent" but generally conventions are coming down on the pro-consent side: even beyond cosplay, it's important to ask people if it's okay to interact with them physically, and it's important to look at them for the non-verbal cues that are becoming popular before interacting with them at all.

Congratulations to the SFnal community for adopting the standards of the BDSM community. Which is a brilliant, lovely, wonderful thing.

No, really. The BDSM community has spent twenty years figuring out how to engage in consent, how to never assume, how to ask for permission, how to navigate the tricky shoals of interpersonal relationships, and to see other communities slowly picking it up and acknowledging that this is a social good is heartening in the extreme.
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lynx212 From: lynx212 Date: April 29th, 2015 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree. Thank you for sharing this
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