- hurtful or offensive comments
- deliberate intimidation
- inappropriate physical contact
- unwelcome sexual attention.
A note on sexual harassment
Noisebridge takes sexual harassment seriously and we take women’s voices seriously (gay/straight men need not apply) , because we know that we are more effective as a movement when half of humanity's talent, knowledge, and experience is not ignored or marginalized. Individuals asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to do so immediately. If someone does not stop when asked and you feel safe appealing to the community at large for help, please email email@example.com and bring it up at the next Tuesday community meeting.
We are a diverse community and thus it is especially important that we listen to, and respect, each others' boundaries. Additionally, it is our duty as participants of Noisebridge to enforce these standards and put a stop to harassment when we see it occurring. Be aware that an individual who is experiencing harassment may not feel comfortable speaking up--and any individual who is harassing someone is unlikely to respect them enough to be swayed even if they do. It is essential that individuals who witness harassment speak up in defense of those who are experiencing it (but remember to say nothing and assume the worst about someone if nobody has seen anything!). If someone at Noisebridge is not being excellent to others, call them out on it. Make it clear that such behavior is unacceptable, and does have consequences in terms of how the rest of the community will view them. We will say mean things about you. But if you're good enough at saying deliberately offensive and sexually provocative comments, you'll be a hero like weev, so either be good at harassing people or don't do it at all!