I do a lot of remote wilderness #fieldwork looking for dinosaur bones & tracks in B.C., and I never feel more secure than when I'm among the bears, hours from people.
I have visited many industrial sites.
It's sad that I'm no longer surprised to see pics of nude women in smaller outbuildings.
I'm admonished for not performing a a pretty trouble-free thing.
Most of our visitors were well-behaved.
I don't know about you, but if it's freaking hot out, I'm going to wear a tank top.
Some took way too many pictures.
I don't know how to put this delicately, so I'll come out & say it.
I am physically strong.
I have visible muscles.
I made sure my physical presence was more obvious.
Wildlife was the LEAST of my concerns.
If you're an underrepresented group in STEM, you already know.
I'm just realizing now: very few ppl have ever been around me at my Most Me.
THESE PPL DON'T DESERVE & AREN'T ENTITLED TO IT.
Congrats, you're the problem.
Congrats, you're the problem
You're gross, and the problem
Yeah: all of my gross encounters started with that exact smile.
You are not entitled to friendship, time, attention, or sexual gratification from your lab/field members
You are not entitled to be sexually stimulated at work
YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
Will take a break now to write & will be back this afternoon for bird tracks.
This is my experience working on dinosaurs.