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When Professionals Aren’t: The PAX East Tomb Raider Cosplay Harassment Story

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Convention harassment is just an off-shoot of regular, old harassment but seeing it invade your "safe space" can be tough to stomach. And some people have had enough. At PAX East this past weekend, a journalist (I use that term loosely) decided to interview a group of Lara Croft  cosplayers at the new Tomb Raider video game booth. What followed was not a professional interview of fans but rather a chance to treat women in costume not as people, but as sex objects. The Mary Sue spoke with one of the cosplayers involved as well as PAX management about the situation - a situation we're hearing about far too often these days. 

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Black Cat Cosplayer Draws Attention to Comic Con Sexual Harassment. So What Can We Do About It?

Today in things that make us scream incoherently

Apparently there are still people out there who think that a woman dressing in a revealing cosplay outfit is tantamount to her giving permission to be a sexist jerk. Not surprising, but it's no less disgusting for being so common.

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