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7.12.2021

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Studio Moth is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, or social class. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. 

This code of conduct applies to all Studio Moth spaces, both online and offline. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the owners.

Behaviours that are not acceptable include (but are not limited to):

  • Physical: 
    • Touching without consent. This includes belongings, toys, rope etc.
    • Interrupting a scene without consent (whether it is to ask questions or make comments, give unsolicited advice or compliments)
    • Inappropriate body language (such as uncomfortable staring, standing too close to people playing, purposefully intimidating postures, ‘aggressive’ posing/pacing, excessive drinking)
  • Non-physical: 
    • Abusive, disparaging or inappropriate language (such as sexist, racist language, body negative comments such as anything fatphobic, ageist, ableist, etc)
    • Aggressive flirting or uninvited objectifying language
    • Disparaging comments about people’s political views, how they dress, or their professions
    • Negative comments/judgements about people based on appearance (for example “that person looks creepy” etc)

Reporting

If you had an issue, incident, or were harassed by an member attendee of Moth Studio, or if you notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us either in person if during an event, or at motti@studiomoth.net if online or outside the space. We will respond as promptly as we can. 

Consequences

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, Moth Staff may take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion from all Studio Moth spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other studios and events, or the general public.

Credits

This policy has been based on the Code of Conduct by Anatomie Studio, London and the Community Anti-harassment Policy by Annalee Flower Horne, Valerie Aurora, Alex Skud Bayley, Tim Chevalier, and Mary Gardiner (Geek Feminism Wiki).

This policy is released under Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0).

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