Code of Conduct

Summary

We expect our Code of Conduct and Core Values to be an evolving document. Current code of conduct is modified from: https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Community_anti-harassment/Policy.

Culture² is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. This code of conduct applies to all Culture² spaces, including [list, eg "our mailing lists, journal, workshops and conference"], both online and off. We expect people to unintentionally break the rules from time to time. However, anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Culture² Team and board of directors. Some Culture² spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate.
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop.
  • Threats of violence.
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Stalking or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication.

Reporting (Version 1.0):

If there is an incident where the code of conduct has been breached, you can report the incident through an anonymous form here: [link to anonymous form]. It is important to understand that remaining anonymous in the form is optional, but to resolve a situation we will need a point of contact.

Consequences (Version 1.0):

The consequences for individuals of not reporting incidents overweigh the consequence for one individual reporting it. It is each person’s responsibility to make Culture² a safe and comfortable space for everyone.