you know what upsets me
bunnies have tons of sex
like supposedly always humping right
but does that affect how we look at bunnies?
do we still think bunnies are cute af?
do we want bunnies any less because of their sex habits?
treat people like bunnies ok
this has been a psa
[…]I learned that many people see a Code of Conduct as (A) a response tool to bad behavior and (B) a clarification to concerned persons that their rights will be respected. I now understand that better.
My original understanding of a Code of Conduct is outlining your expected behavior with the intent of being instructive. I don’t feel that potential bad-actors are going to read a Code of Conduct, which is why I referred to it as “words on a page.” If organizers feel pressured into posting a CoC, especially one they didn’t write, I’d worry that some of the original value is diminished.”
This blew my mind a little. I hadn’t considered that people might think a Code of Conduct meaningless on the basis that a potential perpetrator probably isn’t going to read it and behave differently because of it.
As Jeff has come to understand, that’s not what the CoC is for.
Jeff also makes a great point: the words are meaningless if organizers don’t stand behind them. A culture in which every conference has a true, functioning CoC is a great thing. A culture in which the CoC is the new EULA—that terrifies me.
I’m a little sick and very tired and I had just watched the TFIOS trailer for the first time moments before, so I was already in an emotional state, but hearing John say this, and say it so casually, almost had me blubbering into my breakfast.
This, more than anything else, is what makes Nerdfighteria the best.