The Creeper Move cards are red and yellow cardboard cards which are designed to be handed to people at geek events who are harassing others or otherwise being creepy. They are in the style of red and yellow cards in football (penalty and warning cards, respectively).
Text of the cards
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The red card reads:
- CREEPER MOVE
- If you have received this card, you have behaved in an offensive or overtly sexist manner towards a female DEFCON attendee. Stop grabbing butts and inviting every girl you see to private pillow flight parties.
The yellow card reads:
- CREEPER MOVE
- If you have received this card, chances are you have made some form of off color or mildly offensive comment to a female DEFCON attendee. Maybe you were trying to be nice but "nice tits" comes across as a little douchey, ya know?
There is also a green thank you card that reads:
- THANK YOU!
- The person who handed you this card appreciates that you were respectful and mindful instead of overbearing or harassing. It might not seem like much, but you could have received a red or yellow card instead. Cheers!
They were translated into German in 2012.
- The Creeper Move cards were used as part of anti-feminist backlash during the Chaos Communications Congress 29 incidents (which used different, more aggressive texts possibly contributing to the escalation)