Imagining a Safer Space: Building Community & Ending Harassment in Punk
April 28, 2015 9:47 AM   Subscribe

Imagining a Safer Space: Building Community & Ending Harassment in Punk
I recently got harassed in a pretty terrifying way at a punk venue in Austin, Texas. I used my experience as inspiration for a piece that examines why and how harassers are allowed to continue operating within the punk community, as well as how to establish community norms that holds them accountable for their actions.

If you are involved in any music or DIY community, or you just care about women and trans people feeling safe in spaces they belong in just as much as anyone else, I'd appreciate it if you shared this piece. I worked really hard on it, and I think there's a lot of good information and resources.
Role: Writer
posted by Juliet Banana (3 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by griphus on April 28, 2015: "I don’t need to defend my credentials."

Ugh, what a shitty thing to have gone through. Good on you for putting this together.
posted by cortex at 10:18 AM on April 28, 2015 [3 favorites]

This reminds me of the zine "Baby I'm a Manarchist."
posted by entropone at 10:49 AM on April 28, 2015

This wonderful. Thanks for sharing, and for putting so many resources together. I'll be taking this forward into the arts spaces I frequent.
posted by Richat at 12:39 PM on April 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

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