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Ryan Kopf's Answers: Anime Conventions and Sexual Assault

AnimeCon.org's stance on sexual assault.

Accusations of sexual assault have encouraged my organization to take any reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment more seriously than any other conventions. I started by writing one of the most comprehensive and honest harassment policies ever seen at a convention.

I think protecting people goes beyond just a written policy. I have personally seen conventions use their written policies as a shield for bad behavior, saying “That can’t possibly have happened here, we have this great policy.” Enforcing my policy as vigorously as I do even earns us negative feedback.

We do not tolerate harassment, sexual assault, or assault at our events.

Sexual assault at anime conventions.

I created a transparency website to provide answers regarding accusations of sexual assault.

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