Is this woman dressing up a) for fun, b) to pay homage to an aspect of popular culture she enjoys, or c) because she wants to be groped by inadequate losers?
I thought the answer was probably (a) or (b), but according to Vice.com, it turns out that I might be wrong.
From one of the worst articles I've read in some time:
'Comic-Con, it turns out, isn’t exactly the safest place in the world to be a broad wearing a Sailor Moon outfit. In years past, many women have reported being groped, stalked and photographed without their consent at the event. A group called Geeks for CONsent (get it?) is demanding Comic-Con organizers take sexual harassment seriously by posting signs in the convention halls that tell dweebs to keep their hands to themselves.Comic-Con ain’t goin’ through with it, though, which makes sense. I mean, if all them broads who got their ruffled panties in a twist didn't want to be sexually harassed, they shouldn't have dressed like fictional characters from cartoons made for children. Y’know what I mean?'
Even if it is meant "ironically" - which would not make it much better - this 'women who dress like [x] deserve to be groped' s**t sounds like it came from the 1930s. Cutting edge, daring stuff Vice, well done. The "authors" Dave Schilling and Megan Koester should seriously consider never writing again.