To me, a conference or convention has always been a workplace. And, to some extent the Internet is too. I’ve sat on enough committees, had enough diversity training, and been involved with enough academic (mostly) disputes (hey, I was part of the Most Dysfunctional Department in the Universe for a few years!) that I tend to see human interactions gone bad in the light of mediation, HR rules and potential intervention, policy, and so on. This is why I am not real sanguine on the idea of working out how young men can go to conferences and a) not act like idiots and at the same time b) get laid anyway. Continue reading
What do Bigfoot, Aliens and Sex have in common?
Tags9/11 Activism archaeology Atheism Bachmann Bad Cops Charles Darwin Church State Separation Clean Energy Climate Change creationism Death Penalty Denialism denialism Education Election 2012 Energy evolution Feminism Firearms Gay marriage Gingrich GLBTA Global Warming gun control gun ownership Linux Occupy Wall Street Politics Protest Race and Racism Rebeccapocalypse Rebecca Watson Religion Republicans Romney Same Sex Marriage Santorum Sexism Skepticism Tea Party Trayvon Martin troy davis War on Christmas weblogue