Ok, seriously. If you get pissed off easily and do not want to hate me, stop reading now.
Otherwise, keep reading.
Ok, I am about to piss off 50% of the people reading this and speak for the other 50% that stay quiet. I love gaming but mother-of-all-that-is-holy keep your political correctiveness out of my damn hobby. Just because you do not like something does not give you the right to tell others to stop. Fuck, that is just self-righteous stupidity, oddly probably the same thing you blast those oh-so-holy-Catholics for. You are just being silly. If you think this is harassment, pardon the pun, but if this gets your panties in a bunch, you seriously, seriously need to get out of the little crowd you run in and experience the world.
I laugh at your silliness that complains about suggestive (notice, NOT harassing) panties hung on a booth at GenCon. Go read the definition...no wait, I will do it for you because you are clearly lazy/stupid.
ha·rass·ment [huh-ras-muhnt, har-uhs-muhnt]See that? Nowhere does it say that when you do not like something means it is harassment. I fail to see how a woman who wears this on her own is GenCon promoting rape. No one was demanding that someone wear these. You make a far too wide leap in logic my friend. Or perhaps a failure of logic. If you have ever been in any sort of official harassment classes you would know this fails to meet the requirements to be harassment.
the act or an instance of harassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly; persecution
No Harassment Policy
Gen Con: The Best Four Days in Gaming! is dedicated to providing a harassment-free Event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or affiliation. We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants in any form. Convention participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled without refund at the discretion of show management.Either way, I find it hilarious that some people find this offensive/bad/mean but then the 60 or so young ladies walking around in nearly nothing on. Hello? You see Eve? She was there! Or hell, those giant Magic banners with the thirty foot lady-on-fire but very voluptuous. Those offend you? You complain about them or just the panties? Did those not offend you? How about all those gaming books you own, you go through there and put tape over all the offending pictures? Or just use your little crayola to block out the offensive boobies?
Now don't get me wrong, I think it was INAPPROPRIATE but that does not mean it is harassment (see definition above). Now, if the vendor had shoved them in your face, demanding you bought them and kept doing it after you told them no and asked them to stop....guess what? That, my friend, is harassment. Do I think they should have moved to a more inconspicuous location? Certainly, that kind of garbage is not for the kiddoes to see.
Last point I need to make. You make a rather large leap from your claim of 'harassment' to 'rapey' as you put it. How a shirt with some words on it becomes rapey is something I cannot just fathom. A shirt is not going to make anyone rape someone, the person who commits rape is scum that imo should be drawn and quartered.
Just because you do not agree with it or like it does NOT mean that it is harassment. Quit being stupid. Get a grip and please dear God, make sure I am not in your circles.