In the comments section of her blog, in private missives sent to her inbox, and whispered to her at academic conferences, Dr. Kate Clancy had been hearing an alarming—and increasing—number of personal stories from women scientists detailing their experiences with sexism, harassment, and sexual assault.
“My professor often joked that only pretty women were allowed to work for him, which led me to wonder if my intellect and skills had ever mattered. He asked very personal questions about my romantic life, often in the presence of the male students. His inappropriate behavior was a model for them, making it not only acceptable, but the norm. My body and my sexuality were openly discussed by my professor and the male students."
Two-Thirds of These Female Scientists Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed
Source: The Daily Beast
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