If you’re at RTX and see someone handing out this sticker, please report them to RTX staff. My teammate Ashe was the one who brought this to my attention, but I wanted to boost the signal. I guess whoever is handing out these ‘stickers’ is slapping them on costumes of females around the event.
I don’t stand for this type of bullying and yes I think it’s bullying. No one should have to validate what makes them a “geek” or a “nerd”. You should be able to like whatever you’d want to without having to prove anything, no matter what your gender is. I know and love cosplay and I respect anyone who attempts to put together a costume. I know how much hard work and dedication that it takes, so in what world would this sticker be acceptable being placed on anyone?
I think this shit needs to stop and in a perfect world it wouldn’t be an issue. However we’re in reality and I feel that I need to speak up against things like this and make sure it’s known that it isn’t acceptable. /endrant
For the complete story of what actually happened at RTX, please refer to the article by the stickers’ original creator DrNerdLove. A random person took a stack of these stickers and used them for his own malicious purpose. I understand that my blog post is being shared around the internet and I want to make sure that the right facts are getting out there.
Article can be found here: http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2013/07/to-the-asshat-harassing-women-at-rtx/