"Context matters" is the title Jen McCreight gives to a recent blog post on flirting behavior at conferences, but "Incredible understatement" might have been a good subtitle. She shares a video of Rebecca Watson talking about having been propositioned very uncomfortably by a guy who followed her into an elevator at 4am after a night of drinking, then proceeds to share several experiences that she (McCreight) has had which fall squarely in the realm of obvious inappropriateness. You'd think.
It's no surprise that there are people on the internet who will say anything. It does surprise me that there are people who will act at a skeptic's conference, to virtual strangers, in the ways McCreight describes. That goes without saying for Watson's experience.