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Now imagine if we talked about racist harassment in these terms . . . and stopped using the phrase "women and minorities" and acknowledged that you cannot fully confront sexual harassment without confronting racist harassment too
Acknowledging and confronting racism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia are all essential to confronting the experiences minoritized genders/sexes have with gender- and sex-based harassment
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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! buzzfeednews.com/article/petera… #TimesUpNIH
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Let's talk the so-called need to "get women interested in science". The thing is: we *are* interested (HELLO πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ). We're everywhere. That isn't the problem. The problem is *keeping us here*. Creating a safe environment for women, esp. women of color, is the problem.
Now that we're (very slowly) moving away from the "women can't do science" narrative, it's become "we need to get women interested in science". There's *always* an excuse other than the truth, which is that the climate makes it difficult to keep women here.
Brilliant women have left the field, because this field (physics and astronomy specifically) won't get its shit together with sexual harassment. I know of many instances in physics and astronomy as well as engineering, but this is true for all STEM fields (feel free to share any)
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