Good Read | Harassment in Science, Replicated

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by MRC National Institute for Medical Research (MRC National Institute for Medical Research) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

"Harassment in Science, Replicated":

More than half of the female respondents said they weren’t taken seriously because of their gender, one in three had experienced delayed career advancement, and nearly half said they had not received credit for their ideas. Almost half said they had encountered flirtatious or sexual remarks, and one in five had experienced uninvited physical contact.

Read Christie Aschwanden's full article at NYTimes.com here…


Kate Prengaman recapped the XX Question panel, mentioned in the above article, that took place at ScienceWriters 2013, which looked at women in the profession of science writing. The session focused on working out how to achieve a more level playing field for women in science writing. Her slideshow recap is below: