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Now back at Cuddy Halll for a discussion with @theNASEM about #MeTooSTEM, running through sleet and snow. Should be a good discussion given our recent #TitleIX complaints.
See the 300 page report from NASEM on sexual harassment. Linked here for the 5 people on Twitter who don't know that sexual harassment exists in STEM. Here's the 300 page evidence that it does.…
Good reminder that gender harassment ("women don't belong in STEM") is as damaging as the overt sexual harassment (unwanted sexual advances, etc).
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This will be a thread on why a lot of men are viewing the situation of @McLNeuro incorrectly.
I actually have been a follower of all of those pseud accounts people of been talking about where be a along with many others were tweeting. Including those accounts being abandoned for harassment and other poor male behavior.
That actually doesn’t tear into anything but it is important day to clear that up front. What most people are not talking about is the fact that BA had a positive tenure review prior to everything hitting the fan due to some insecure mail researcher.
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There’s a Black man scientist who goes around telling Black students in physics not to be a social justice warrior like me ... and he’s senior to me so I can’t publicly name him and say don’t be a sexual harasser like him. As in, he sexually harassed me and now attacks my career.
This is what #MeTooSTEM looks like in a minoritized community
Let’s be clear also that he’s attacking these students by giving them self-serving advice that doesn’t necessarily help them live their best lives or feel confident pursuing their dreams, while also cutting them off from the possibility of a role model that could be useful
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@mtobiasneely @NIH @TIMESUPNOW @MeTooSTEM @socwomen @Clayman_Inst @ASAnews @insidehighered @chronicle @JHUmetoo @ProfSharona @AnnOlivarius @darakass @maddow @CWolinetzNIH @SUNYChancellor @NLMdirector @rejoicePhD @CWGreider @500womensci @500WIM @JamesRPriestMD @scoutout @JulieSegre @kaymtye @HannahValantine @choo_ek @KayKosmos 3. @McLNeuro is founder of @MeTooSTEM. Her department chair, Sweatt, on leave for allegedly drugging and raping a student, was allowed to be part of the decision to reverse her tenure (at the request of Dean Jeffrey Balser) after tenure had been…
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What happens when women speak up against harassment in scientific institutions? The latest in a long string of retaliation stories, Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin @McLNeuro may lose her job on Feb 28, absent a last-minute reprieve from Vanderbilt University…
This week, we wrote a letter to @NicholasZeppos showing our support for @McLNeuro #metooSTEM founder, MIT Disobedience Awardee, slayer of the Rate My Professor chili pepper, advocate for safety in science, teller of uncomfortable truths, and accountability bloodhound.
We and thousands of others support Dr. McLaughlin as a scientist but also as a spokeswoman against harassment and assault in science #metooSTEM…
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Been struggling to find the words re: @Vanderbilt’s mistreatment of @mclneuro. #MeTooStem THREAD. 1/
Gonna recap what y’all should have already read from the @science article by @meredithwadman and additional details from the petition (which you should read in its entirety). 2/…
During her tenure process at @vanderbiltu, @mclneuro became a witness in the sexual harassment complaint against a member of her department. 3/
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Guten Morgen! Ich bin Michaela, Wissenschaftlerin und Journalistin, zudem Feministin und Sozialdemokratin. Heute geht's darum, wie jede dieser Facetten meinen Blick auf die Welt beeinflusst und wie ich als Journalistin mit dieser "Subjektivität" umgehe.
Als Feministin fühle ich mich schon seit langem. In Großbritannien schien sich auch niemand sehr an diesem "Label" zu stören. In Deutschland (wie auch in Österreich) sehe ich aber noch mehr Zurückhaltung beziehungsweise sogar Widerstand gegen den Begriff.
Deshalb bin ich neugierig: Wer von euch sieht sich denn selbst als Feminist*in?
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1/ #medtwitter if you care about #metoostem #meded #equity #burnout please follow along. Gender violence is pervasive in medical training.

#sciencetoo #meded #medtwitter #medtoo #timesup #beethical #heforshe #timesup
2/ “…we may hear and intimately know the experiences of gender violence, but we are unable to share. Our voices are trapped and silenced, exacerbated by the hierarchical and apprentice-based training environment.."
3/ Over 50% of medical students experience sexual harassment from faculty and staff. The people who are entrusted to teach us how to be physicians.
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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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