First off, I didn't expect my recent Observation Deck post, which I did off of a few minutes spare time with nothing else to do, to go io9 mainpage.
Second, some of these comments are...disturbing. And worrisome. And are illustrating the exact point of why harassment policies are necessary - because some guys get SO UPSET when you suggest that harassing women should not be done. All of a sudden it's oppression and repression and draconian rules and how have we descended to this point and women who dress inappropriately deserve to have us grope them and insanity like that.
There are some awesome people on io9, of course! CorporeMetal is one of my favorites :) And the bulk of comments have been positive. But, damn.