Monday, July 27, 2009

Really, Comic Con? Really?

Wow. After eagerly perusing the descriptions of the great-looking panels and activities at Comic Con during the past several days, I'm disgusted that con attendees were offered prizes if they take a photo of themselves sexually harassing "committing an act of lust" with an EA "booth babe."

This article
, which I found via a post on Feministing, does a better job at illustrating why this PR move is so incredibly f*cked up. (Although via a quick Google search, I've found numerous other websites that castigate this contest.) I can't help being reminded of Erica Friedman's excellent post describing the boys' club mentality in some fan circles/fan events and Deb Aoki's excellent "Women Make Comics" project.

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