Lol at point 1. Don't harass people. No shit?! To paraphrase Bill Burr, as if a serial molester is going to read that and think 'Aw crap! That's what I've been doing wrong, I should cut it out!'
Unless you think serial molesters are the audience for this website, what's your point other than to dismiss this movement?
My point is that point 1 is unnecessary, and by extension of that, this whole website is. What kind of person, who is already sexually deviant is going to read that kind of website and change their behaviour? This website is a poorly coded circle jerk that does nothing to address the actual problem. Who do you think the audience is for this website?
I'd respectfully suggest that the audience for this site might be somebody like you – somebody who is presumably an ally and wants to see progress in this area. One peripheral goal of this movement is to encourage those who don't engage in harassment to speak to those who do, to gradually make it clear that such behaviour isn't tolerated. You may not know anybody who engages in harassment, but many men do – and sites like this provide frameworks to sit down and start difficult discussions to encourage them to reach that point of understanding.
Yeah but someone like me would say something if I saw someone being harassed, so I'm still trying to figure out who this website is aimed at.
It's pretty multifaceted: women who have been averse to reporting harassment for a bunch of reasons, HR teams who haven't taken this stuff seriously before, those in hiring positions who don't understand issues with having really gender-skewed teams, those looking for legal advice (or those who weren't even aware that affordable legal advice existed).
And that's why I think this website isn't that great. It's aimed at everyone, which kinda dilutes the message. It's a cool idea that they've tried but I think the execution is heavily lacking, and the design itself (seeing as this is designernews) is pretty bad.
The website serves the purpose of validating this message, putting a public face on the movement, and providing information for people who want to find out more about it. This isn't a movement where people who are assholes are going to come around on the issue. It's critically important that this not be an "in the shadows" thing anymore and having a public face and list of "rules" is integral to that. An exaggerated extension of your logic is that there's no point in writing down laws against murder because you're not going to convince anyone who already wants to kill someone not to.
On the design front, please elaborate. It's not the most interesting but it's certainly clear and not at all hard to get the message. I can't see any way it gets in the way of its own goal from a design perspective.
That's not an exaggerated version of my logic at all, because not murdering someone is a law, where as having a list compiled by a random group of people that say something like 'If someone reports something to you, believe them' is complete bullshit. It hasn't been thought out fully and been through reviews by trusted lawmakers.
Also on the design front:
Crap layout Mixed messages Terrible flow JPG's of text
Crap layout/mixed messages is not a valid critique. Explain what's wrong and bring some solutions to the table here. Didn't notice the JPGs which certainly need to be addressed.
okay, here you go:
Crap layout = massive page of text straight under the hero area - Users will be put off because they cant be bothered reading a massive wall of text. Break it up with images like every single other website has figure out have to do.
Next, the left then right aligned section has ugly (subjective) lines leading the viewer - could've used a cleaner set up here and relied on implied lines to leader the viewer around.
next section is alright, but probably could've been done better. Maybe use some icons or images or something to switch up the layout, because its another massive section of text, which will be off-putting to users
Scrolling down, more non-retina images that look blurry.
after that, another huge wall of text. Could use something to show relevant information, accordions perhaps?
under additional trusted resources, more non-retina, unaligned images
what you can do: ANOTHER wall of text
under that, more wonky lines, contrasting with lines on in the background
down the bottom, a random curvy line that's come out of nowhere and is completely at odds with the visual style of the rest of the site
also, throughout the whole thing is times new roman (again subjective, but come on, even Trajan would've worked better here), with kerning all over place in different sections.
got it: logo designed by Arianne Phillips and Michael Schmidt https://www.instagram.com/p/BdrcFxplIqf/
Just wondering who did this? Who designed that logo?