It’s disgraceful that someone should be made to feel unsafe at an industry event where they went to learn, or speak. But if that happens, why not just contact the conference organizer, contact the police, contact the venue, and contact their employer. Just zero fucking tolerance. That seems pretty straight forward, right? Turns out it’s not.
Mike Monteiro, here, acknowledges that he’s a man. What’s more, he acknowledges that there have been men at conferences that have intimidated and ruined the experiences of colleagues and friends at conferences.
It’s not the cheeriest read, until you get to the solutions he calls out.