commented on On Dance-Floor Dick-Punching and Bad Pick-Up Technique
@24 I can assure you, as a noteable blogger and someone who has my reputation to lose, this did happen. My best friend was there with me. As I stated in a comment on my blog: this has happened to me enough times that I was prepared for the next time a dude crossed the line. The first time I was groped/sexually assaulted, I just cried. Or was in shock. The second and third times, too. But now that I've had years to prepare myself for this sort of behavior, I knew exactly what I needed to do.
And honestly, if he hadn't have gone for my hand a second time I wouldn't have done it. But I was reeling already from his audacity, and the only thing I could think to do was ball my fist up and "donkey punch" him. He was behind me, so I just hit him as hard as I could from that position and then took off.
commented on ECCC Roundup!
I'm Molly McIsaac and I curated and was on the "How to Talk to Girls" panel. It was not our intention to be demeaning - these are questions I am asked nearly every day, and I was speaking from first hand experiences (of the negative variety). If you stayed around for the questions, you would have noticed that people were asking incredibly basic questions - because in our subculture people DO need help in this subject.
Myself (and John Roderick if he's at the same con as I am!) will continue this panel because it helps rather than hurts. It's a necessary evil, and I was delighted with how many people - men and women, straight and gay - approached me afterwards on the convention floor to "practice" on me and then ask my opinion.