“Cosplay is not consent”


Seen at New York Comic Con 2014.  And here is a sample of a community-sourced anti-harrassment policy.

For further discussion on this and on the larger subject of consent and sexual violence on campus, join the CSWP-convened roundtable session: “The Language of Sexual Violence and the Rhetoric of Consent.” 

Where: 131st MLA Annual Convention at Austin,

When: January 7, 2016, 1:45-3:00pm

Speakers: Kate Nace Day, Suffolk Univ.; Anastasia Salter, Univ. of Central Florida; Aishah Shahidah Simmons, independent scholar; Ariana E. Vigil, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Rebecca A. Wanzo, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

Organized by Jan Radway (Northwestern U) and Evie Shockley (Rutgers U)

Session Description: Panelists address recent public discussions of rape, sexual violence, and consent and explore how language figures centrally and differently in discussions carried on within a range of discourses and arenas. The session aims to develop a more complex understanding of gendered and sexualized violence and to help participants articulate more just forms of redress and care.