Quote Today at 09:34:25 AM regarding the harassment policy of the forthcoming BFS Fantasycon: –
<<Included in this policy is this: “Exhibitors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Dealer room staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing / uniforms / costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.”>>
My then real-time off the cuff observation on above :
<<Does this mean that Horror Literature needs now to cease being what could be seen as what, at least in part, it has always been: (constructive) harassment on all sorts of imaginative levels or provocative metaphors of nightmare or bodily-violation or sexuality or fractal / spectral dislocation or fear / frisson?>>
In other words, the readers voluntarily lay themselves open to harassment by the horror fiction author or ‘exhibitor’?