Beyond Using The Buddy System presented at Notacon 2014

by Holly Moyseenko, Kris Perch,

Summary : “Beyond Using The Buddy System” is a workshop that aims to break down myths regarding sexual assault and lower the rate of sexual assaults. Recently, there has been significantly more incidents of sexual assault at cons reported (which also means that they’ve been happening, and for a multitude of reasons people do not report). The workshop will encourage participants to face their own beliefs regarding sexual assault, and break down myths. Participants will role play scenarios regarding consent (how do you ask if your partner is interested in having sex tonight?), as well as bystander intent to act in situations that may be questionable.