So, Emery Emery thinks D.J. should refuse to clarify that the TAM harassment policy will apply this year and be publicly posted. Why?
No, it’s not all they have to do! She is fighting them, Wendell! Do you not see that she’s trying to harm TAM!?
And just how did I try to harm TAM? What did I do? Well, here’s what I blogged before D.J. made his first public statement about harassment policies.
- Zero Intolerance I filled in the details around the statement that set off a small explosion at Women in Secularism.
- Making It Safer in the Meantime I suggested that organizations that wanted to address concerns around this should adopt an anti-harassment policy that covered race, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability status, etc.
- Real Progress I talked about which conventions had let me know they would be adopting policies.
- On Witches and the Hunting Thereof I explained that standardized policies protect the innocent much better than “naming names” does.
That’s it. You may notice that there’s no mention of TAM in any of those. There’s no mention of specific “prominent speakers” who could tarnish TAM’s reputation by being on the agenda there, because there is no mention of specific “prominent speakers”.
Now, what didn’t I do? [Trigger warning for denial of sexual harassment and assault.] [Read more…]