Thank you all for the amazing discussion yesterday!
We can still keep that one going, but it's time to open a new thread: the treatment of women in fan spaces. We had a discussion last week about conventions, and the social reasons male fans are so possessive of the fandoms they're in. There's also been a really interesting conversation emerging on this card about racebent cosplay, and whether or not conventions and other fan spaces have been made unsafe for nonwhite fans, and it seems like this concern applies very much to this conversation! Some things to consider:
What kinds of boundaries are necessary for a space that's safe for everyone?
How has sexual harassment changed the culture of fan spaces?
What is lost when we exclude certain kinds of fans? Is anything gained?
Have you ever felt like you didn't belong in a fan space?