- Let's start with some context:
- — LizNeeley (@LizNeeley)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:56:48#scio14 newbies, if you're wondering who Bora is, backstory, why people are on edge, it is ok to ask. Things will not get better w/o talking
- — Eve Rickert (@everickert)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:54:56To confront problem, must name it. If you're new & don't know why #scioboundaries happening, background at http://www.talksciencetome.com/confronting-sexism-in-science-communications … #scio14
- — Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara)Thu, Feb 27 2014 16:00:41
- — Colin Schultz (@_ColinS_)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:59:18
- Despite several accounts of women who were on the receiving end of Bora's inappropriate behaviour, and despite his resignation from the board of Science Online, an organisation he co-founded, there was no mention of him or his actions in the opening remarks of the first plenary session of Scio14.
- — Rose Eveleth (@roseveleth)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:04:20Soooo, we're really not going to address the Bora situation head on, are we #scio14? Really? We're going to say "recent issues?" Cool...
- "Boundaries, Behavior, and Being an Ally" was one of the first smaller-group facilitated discussions. It was led by Ashley Simons-Rudolph, of NCSU Women's Center. Its goal was to explore ways to deal with harassment and, presumably, it was organised as a direct consequence of the events of the past year. Other sessions scheduled at the same time addressed gender imbalance in STEM.
- — Drug Monkey (@drugmonkeyblog)Thu, Feb 27 2014 17:06:29
- — Matthew R. Francis (@DrMRFrancis)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:37:43
- — Janet D. Stemwedel (@docfreeride)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:43:11
- — Matthew R. Francis (@DrMRFrancis)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:43:27
- — Matthew R. Francis (@DrMRFrancis)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:49:34
- — Janet D. Stemwedel (@docfreeride)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:49:53
- After a few minutes of discussing this issue in vague, hypothetical terms, it was time to get specific. Rose Eveleth spoke up to address the elephant in the room: Bora's behaviour.
- — Rose Eveleth (@roseveleth)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:40:04Not addressing the Bora situation early & directly is the fastest way to obliterate all trust that #scio14 is a safe space to talk about it.
- — Scott Lewis (@ScientificScott)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:51:20
- — LizNeeley (@LizNeeley)Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:52:58
Science Online 2014: Boundaries
A discussion about harassment, good practices, and allies at Science Online 2014. This is just a selection, you'll find more under the hashtag #scioboundaries.
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