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Twitter friends, it seems a number of us could use a bright spot today. May I gush to you about how bizarrely, wonderfully accessible the @FassmC conference was? Note-taking encouraged. 👇 #thread #FASSM 1//21
THE BASICS: microphone usage was the expectation, not an afterthought. ASL translators facilitated throughout. The conference venue was a short walk from the hotel, but a van was available. Elevators worked! There was a quiet room consistently available nearby. Childcare! 2/21
Conference organizers reached out early to check in about access needs, including print and food concerns (allergies, other dietary restrictions and needs). Attendees were explicitly asked to avoid nuts and perfumed/scented products. There were pronoun stickers for badges. 3/21
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Final session at #FASSM is a plenary.
What does progress look like? Example of the Women's March. It brought women together, but it is not a perfect movement. Disagreements among activists, competition between people. Good intentions but also some potential for harm. #FASSM
(Apologies that I did not catch the speaker's full name. If someone has it, please post!)
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Keynote by Dr. Purna Sen from @UN_Women: ‘sexual harassment is a creature of gender inequality’ #fassm
Talks about the importance of classing sexual conduct as harassment when it is *unwelcome*, and moving away from using the term consent, which is poorly understood, and cannot easily accommodate issues of power inequalities #fassm
Highlights how we need to move away from a culture that views people making complaints as a nuisance, as causing trouble. They are in fact helping authorities to deliver their obligations. #fassm
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I'm so excited for the keynote by @Purna_Sen from @UN_Women. #FASSM #MeToo #SexualHarassment #GenderHarassment
@Purna_Sen talks about the @UN_Women report about #SexualHarassment. Among 10 essentials is the "prompt, appropriate, and PUBLICLY DISSEMINATED sanctions..." #metoo #FASSM
The other half of the 10 essentials notes how institutions need to change their stances vis-a-vis reporters of #SexualHarassment. We HELP institutions, so don't treat us like threats! @Purna_Sen @UN_Women #FASSM #metoo
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.@KateClancy mentions the importance for her of *listening* when doing activist work, and of realizing people may have barriers to speaking up (powerful PIs, etc). #FASSM
Clancy is, in case you're new to this, either one of or perhaps even THE most qualified person to talk about sexual harassment in academic STEM fields.
Major point: sexual harassment is rarely "sexual." Clancy talks about the differences between "come-ons" and "put-downs," and even if more attention goes to splashy stories of come-ons and visibly sexual harassment, the put-downs are massively more pervasive.
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