If you currently do a search online for a female’s perspective about DEF CON, everything is coming up sexual harassment. I’ve been asked a dozen times about my experiences in the past week alone and I can’t say anything overly negative about it. But that’s my experience. Mine. A small percentage might be because I’m not about to take anyone’s guff, part of it has to do with the people I surround myself with, but mostly using common sense saves me every time. Common sense is a wonderful thing and if you use it, you can still have a good time. The biggest problem is that there are going to be jerks aka rotten apples, both male and female, at any venue you attend be it a hacker conference, the neighborhood bar, a friend’s 4th of July party, or on a date, et nauseum. And it’s making me angry that complaining is winning out over problem solving.