Aurora: DEFCON: Why conference harassment matters

Valerie Aurora examines
the costs of harassment at technical conferences
and what can be done
about it. "When you say, 'Women shouldn’t go to DEFCON if they don’t
like it,' you are saying that women shouldn’t have all of the opportunities
that come with attending DEFCON: jobs, education, networking, book
contracts, speaking opportunities – or else should be willing to undergo
sexual harassment and assault to get access to them. Is that really what
you believe?"