Harassment and Boundaries

I am a sex-positive Pagan; but I don’t like to be touched without permission. Not hugged, not kissed, not picked up (I’m five feet tall; men love that.) Boundaries are important and you’re right, only if no is respected does yes have any meaning.

Shauna Aura Knight

3481712_xl Technically this is part of my Pagans and Predators series, but in this case, I’m largely not talking about intentional predators. I’m talking about the ambient harassment and physical boundary-pushing that happens at every Pagan event out there, to a certain extent.

It’s worse at some events than at others.

I’m going to describe a few situations I’ve found myself in at Pagan events, and at some science fiction and fantasy conventions, that I would consider to be in violation of my physical boundaries. In other words, harassment, or even the mild side of physical assault.

And at the time, I didn’t say anything. I didn’t speak up. In some of these cases, I didn’t even realize it was harassment until later.

View original post 2,963 more words


~ by Sable Aradia on April 18, 2014.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Ancient Light's Daily Stuff

Ancient Light's Daily Pagan Newsletter

Coven of the Catta

Founded in 1967

The Averraine Cycle

The website for Morgan Smith, author

R. M. Mulder

Author of the Conquest Saga

Mystery Deb

A Writer's Life: Business and Personal

(Almost) Average

ramblings of the mediocre

Paper Beats World

The life and times of a writer, mom, and comic book nerd


Author, poetry, musings

Mercedes Prunty Author

The Walking Mumbie

Traveling Light

a life in motion

The unofficial blog of Stan Faryna

Match stick readings and contemplative meditations about great Bablion and obsequious Chatlanians

s a gibson

Experiences in writing

The Dream Book Blog

Psychological journeys into writing and creativity.

The Protagonist Speaks

Interviews with the protagonists of your favourite books

RevKess's Reviews

RevKess reviews books and music.

JC Morrows

Fantastical Fiction Wrapped up in Faith

Renaissance Universal

for service and blessedness

%d bloggers like this: