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: bit.ly/2P97QsW#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.
Please take some time to read this and share. This is important to me, and honestly if this thread does not resonate with people then I don't know what I'm doing on Twitter at all.
I want to talk with conservative women because I need to understand your position better. Perhaps my idea of what your position is has fatal flaws in it, and I need to correct that if it's the case. So allow me to walk through some of this here 1/
"Infantilising women" - from my relation with feminism, it's not about someone like me protecting women from horrible men because they are unable to themselves. It's about the women demanding equal treatment and me standing alongside them or sometimes behind them in support 2/
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
2/ Title IX. This article is missing information about federally mandated reporting processes and protections that legally protect medical students (and all students in the U.S.).
3/Anecdotal beliefs perpetuate harms. A physician expert states “the trainee must amass allies before lodging this complaint…” This is legally incorrect, a single report is enough to trigger Title IX and this reinforces the notion that single reports will not be believed.
This is my commentary on #twitter#movements. Before I go I want to preface this with a statement: I love humans. We're amazing creative & powerful beings. I'm fascinated by human behaviour and the hidden motivations underlying our basic need to belong. 1/
I've observed some movements taking off on Twitter. Some for #MedEd, raising awareness, knowledge sharing, inspiration and sharing failings, wounds & triumphs. Generally they support creative expression in 280 characters. Awesome! 2/
As these movements gain momentum, more people want to join in b/c #belonging. I'm seeing a disturbing trend of sharing experiences of patients/clients to promote how deep & human they are. Some are purely intended, some not. 3/
@des_winter 5. MANELS (all male panels) remain so common in surgery it is almost not worth calling them out. However, if everyone pledged not to participate in another one they would stop tomorrow! #heforshe
@des_winter 6. Innovate to create change
University of Michigan recognized they were not attracting and retaining the best and brightest so decided to take active steps to create an inclusive culture for women. Here is what they are doing. Is it working @jdimick1?
@des_winter@jdimick1 There is more, however I will now rest my bee and bonnet and enjoy some Easter chocolate.
Thanks for starting a dialogue on this issue @des_winter. We need to make surgery a more inclusive field for women, and that will only happen if we all work together #heforshe#sheforshe
Here is the message: The young women you encounter at these conferences are not there for your entertainment. They are not provided as an escort service. They are not objects. #HeForShe
It turns out (shockingly) that they are there for the same reasons you are: to learn, to teach, to present their research. They are equally, if not more, qualified than you. They have overcome barriers just to get there. #HeForShe