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Today the National Academy road show came to town talking about their sexual harassment study. I raised a few choice questions, and was asked a lot by colleagues. For those new to the fight, I'm going to rant a bit. Feel free to mute. Or unfollow. Or send nice gifs. #MeTooSTEM
First, I respect the hell out of the people who worked hard on getting data for this report. We would be nowhere without these numbers. Nowhere.
Now that we are here, where we know most women in science and medicine are harassed, assaulted or retaliated against, now what?
It gives me HUGE pain to see a study on sexual harassment funded by @nsf and @NIH when they haven't taken a dime away from a man for assaulting a woman in science. Not a single grant for groping or grabbing. Not for 46 years since Title IX went into effect.
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I stand in righteous fury beside fellow women in science in filing a lawsuit against Dartmouth. We want our voices to be heard. We demand to be taken seriously. We demand change. Thread (1/10)…

#metooSTEM #MeToo
I have chosen to file a lawsuit against Dartmouth College because this institution has sheltered serial predators for years. It has not been held accountable for generations of women who have left psychologically damaged and professionally harmed. (2/10)
I came to Dartmouth to grow as a scientist. Not to be eye candy for middle-aged men. Not to be sexualized & constantly made aware of my gender. Not to leave more broken than I came. I expected the institution to care about my wellbeing, not place me in a known lion's den. (3/10)
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This surprised us 👉 Training does not reduce sexual harassment. We've been conducting widespread sexual harassment training in the U.S. for 15+ years now, and it has not seemed to reduce sexual harassment. #metooSTEM
Why? 1) Because of cynicism. 2) Because employees "sniff out" compliance-based trainings. 3) Because trainings change attitude but haven't been effective in changing behavior. Conclusion: We need to overhaul our approach to SH training going forward. #metooSTEM
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1/This is an excellent example of WHY @NIH needs to change their gender violence policies. Not only was this researcher found to be responsible by civil legal standards for sexually harassing a post-doc, the uni. found him resp. for creating a hostile environment. #metoostem
2/Literally the DAY the sexual harassment settlement was reached on September 17, 2018 the university publishes a letter lauding this researcher for obtaining a $20 million grant from @NIH: #MeTooSTEM
3/ What happened to this researcher? He has to take a training on sexual harassment and might have a letter put into his HR file. He is still the director of an institute. What happened to the post-doc? She has left the university and her research has not been published.
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@McLNeuro @statnews "In stark contrast, the NIH has done essentially nothing to address gender violence committed by NIH-funded scientists"–@statnews YET in 5 yrs it's paid out almost $2 million 2 settle #SexualHarassment cases brt by scientists in its own labs!… #TimesUpNIH
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Screaming at Patriarchy Matters
A year ago, I couldn't get my science society to ensure the man wouldn't be elected their president even though he lied, stalked and terrorized me. This year, the president of the society is honoring me and #MeTooSTEM
Resistence matters
A year ago, the four men in the National Academy of Sciences had no fear of losing their appointments after assaulting and harassing women in STEM. 5000 scientists and allies have demanded their ouster. Resistence matters. #MeTooSTEM
A year ago, @NIHDirector had pushed off womens cries for help and healing after sexual harassment. This year, he was dragged to Congress to account for his do nothingness. Resistence matters.
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#WomeninSTEM get a lot of “Reply Guys” who repeat the same unhelpful comments.

@shrewshrew and I (a woman & a man in science) have attempted to catalog those replies, to save us all the trouble of writing new responses every time.


We will post one Reply Guy a day, and we welcome your thoughts and feedback.

Starting with a very nice fella, full of helpful advice, with one big problem:

Reply Guy #1. THE LIFE COACH
People who get annoying replies can tag the dude with the appropriate Reply Guy from this thread, and save themselves a pointless debate. That’s the idea anyway.

And some guys seem to take it to heart when you point out that they’re being a cliché.

#MeTooSTEM #MeTooPhD
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We want more women and individuals from underrepresented groups to consider careers in STEM… we want a more diverse STEM workforce… we want to patch the leaky pipeline… we want more women and URM as professors and STEM researchers and role models. 1/5
But wanting isn't the same as doing. To do all this, we must ensure that the learning environments for all of our trainees are safe. We must foster a positive climate free from sexual harassment. Universities must strive to do better. But the NIH and NSF play a role as well. 2/5
Continued funding for PIs who sexually harass their subordinates and create a toxic learning environment is unacceptable. If you can’t commit to a healthy and safe climate for your trainees, then you should not be awarded resources that will enable you to continue 3/5
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1/ Content warning: sexual harassment and assault. The @theNASEM released a report on sexual harassment in medicine. Disturbing quotes by #womeinmedicine from the report are in this thread (17). #MeToo #MeTooSTEM #heforshe @womeninmedchat @physcianwomen
2/ Residency. "But, the thing is about residency training is everyone is having human rights violations. So, it’s just like tolerable sexual harassment." (Nontenure-track faculty) #believewomen #MeToo #MeTooSTEM #womeinmedicine #metoophd #metoomed #MedEd #sheforshe #heforshe
3/ Culture. "I still don’t think that the prospect of being sexually assaulted was as bad as watching the next generation of sexual harassers being formed. I think that was the worst part for me." (Nontenure-track faculty) #MeToo #MeTooSTEM #womeinmedicine #MedEd #heforshe
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