- — Gina Baucom (@gbaucom)Wed, Jun 07 2017 14:50:27If you're curious, I am developing a 'How to be an ally' seminar. Impt for people to raise awareness about the things said about/to women.
- I have to say I did not expect the volume of responses. This was me (and I suspect many others) all day yesterday.
- Read on, but please know that many of these examples are enraging/infuriating/probably illegal/certainly wrong.
- — Yamina Pressler (@yaminapressler)Thu, Jun 08 2017 12:24:20@gbaucom Visiting male PI @ other male PI house for dept dinner suggested hot tub to myself & other female grad students. Politely declined...then,
- — Yamina Pressler (@yaminapressler)Thu, Jun 08 2017 12:25:47@gbaucom Pulled up photos on his phone of female advisee in hot tub in 👙 as if to convince us...made us very uncomfortable & why did he have photos??
- — Stephen I. Wright (@stepheniwright)Thu, Jun 08 2017 12:12:19
- — Dr. Amber Pitt (@DrAmberPitt)Thu, Jun 08 2017 12:08:13Ever wonder what #womeninscience & #womeninacademia have to deal with from jerk supervisors/colleagues? Here's a sample. https://twitter.com/gbaucom/status/872446177580593152 …
- — Lydia Wilson (@lsmwilson)Thu, Jun 08 2017 12:05:57@gbaucom In 1 conference, 2 different profs, "Are you here with your parents?" & "You're an adornment to this conference"
- — Gabriela K Hajduk (@AmidstScience)Thu, Jun 08 2017 12:03:35@gbaucom Oh, & to a 1st Yr PhD friend "don't even think of getting pregnant, you won't get any maternity leave". She is single & no plans for kids.
- — Kate Mansfield (@UCFTurtleLab)Thu, Jun 08 2017 12:01:18@gbaucom "Don't take this personally, b/c women sometimes get upset" as a supervisor gave me edits on a manuscript (all he did was correct 5 typos).
- — Kylie McPherson (@kylieeemac)Thu, Jun 08 2017 12:00:53@gbaucom "Really smart female PI, probably even a contender with top male colleagues in her field." Like that was supposed to wow me. 🤢
- — Tracy Heath (@trayc7)Thu, Jun 08 2017 11:59:30@gbaucom “You should smile less, women who smile too much are never taken seriously.” Said to me and my friend by a woman prof. We were undergrads.
- — Tracy Heath (@trayc7)Thu, Jun 08 2017 11:59:59@gbaucom Now I get “You should smile more!” both in professional situations and from strangers on the street several times a year.
- — Kate Mansfield (@UCFTurtleLab)Thu, Jun 08 2017 11:58:44@gbaucom From a department chair to PhD grad: "you'd be best suited to teaching in a small school, not research."
- — J.D.Rodriguez-Blanco (@jdrodriguezTCD)Thu, Jun 08 2017 11:42:58@gbaucom My PhD supervisor in Spain always said “You are a waste for science” every time his female colleagues announced they were pregnant.
- — Barchas-Lichtenstein (@neoyorquinanerd)Thu, Jun 08 2017 11:27:53[while she was speaking]: "I didn't know they let cows join [professional association], it used to only be people" https://twitter.com/gbaucom/status/872446177580593152 …
- — Monica Dus 🔬〽️🦄 (@Hardkandy000)Thu, Jun 08 2017 11:26:02@gbaucom I had "repressed" this one: asked me to go to office, closed door, "you can't disagree with me in public"
- — Gabriela K Hajduk (@AmidstScience)Thu, Jun 08 2017 11:23:47@gbaucom Most recently? "She's only got the job because her husband is XYZ, but she doesn't know anything" - she has been doing the job for 20+ years
- — Imperator Victoriosa (@DrVictoriosa)Thu, Jun 08 2017 10:40:57@gbaucom 'We made a chart. Like a top 10. Most fuckable'. Senior lecturer - referring to the female academics, postdocs and students in department.
- — Dr T2 (@OPBMed)Thu, Jun 08 2017 10:42:08
I asked a question and it struck a nerve.
I often think about the stumbling blocks that women &/or underrepresented minorities experience in the sciences. Recently I have been thinking about developing a few tools as a community resource for people to use at their university--the first one being a talk on 'How to be an effective ally.'
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