The whole piece is well worth the read. (via acafanmom)
I want to draw attention to THIS. Dash Con’s management problems were many, HOWEVER the reason it ended up in the spotlight was pure sexism.
The first posts criticizing the convention based on half-truths were immediately reblogged with nasty comments about ugh fangirls, dumb teen girls, and their girly flower crowns.
If this massive disorganization had happened at a male-dominated con, I firmly believe no one would have noticed or cared much except those people there. But Dash Con was a convention run primarily by women with mostly women as panelists and mostly women as attendees.
That meant they were already being castigated as incompetent, frivolous, and <i>“the worst of tumblr”</i> on Friday night before anyone knew any actual facts. Other male-dominated cons would have been given the benefit of the doubt, time to make explanations, and would have been put under less of a microscope.
Dash Con is a searing example of the perfectionist tight rope walk that women are expected to do in our screwed up society — make any mistakes and our culture will turn on you to broadcast every mistake. And maybe we’ll just add some totally made-up stuff in there too. Don’t step out of line girls. Leave cons to the boys.
- Sarah (via bisexual-books)
Bisexual Community Tumblr had no real interests in Dash Con 2014, and truthfully paid little attention to it UNTIL we started noticing the weird blog posts that were going around (and around and around) about it.
The thing that really struck people here as strange is that a Great Deal of the criticism was coming from people who Weren’t Going, Weren’t There and actually Hadn’t Bothered to Check Anything out. Instead people were just passing on what in many cases turned out to be mean-spirited false - not to mention frequently misogynistic, biphobic, homophobic and transphobic - rumors.
Well guess what? We are interested now. This casual internet bullying totally got our attention. We REALLY dislike Bullies! And we REALLY dislike sloppy misinformation that ends up hurting innocent people!
So we hope there will be a Dash Con 2015. And we think it might be a good opportunity for Bi Tumblr people in the USA to meet in RL and do some planning and map out some more bisexual activism. Particular for Bi Youth to meet and discuss what they want for the future and how to get it.
eunhyukee44: haekstagram was hacked and now in the midst of being bombarded with notifications (c)
"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"
Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.
my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women
Plus I remember where I lost my virginity.