Tag Archives: sexual harassment

We’re still playing catch up with academia’s longstanding #MeToo sexual harassment problem

We’re still playing catch up with academia’s longstanding #MeToo sexual harassment problem

The #MeToo campaign has focused attention on workplace bullying, sexual harassment and assault. Are such revelations a surprise to an astronomer, like myself, who studies distant galaxies? No. I, along with the science and academic communities, have been directly confronted by these issues in recent years. Bullying, sexual harassment and assault is prevalent at universities and […] … learn more→

Universities have a problem with sexual assault and harassment: here’s how to fix it

Universities have a problem with sexual assault and harassment: here’s how to fix it

Universities in Australia have a serious problem with sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s survey, to be released today, documents that large numbers of students have experienced sexual assault and harassment. This is no surprise. National and international studies have already established that the risks of sexual and dating violence are […] … learn more→

Sexual harassment compromises graduate students' safety

Sexual harassment compromises graduate students’ safety

A professor repeatedly tells sexist jokes in class. The dean comments admiringly on a student’s appearance every time he sees her. A student’s advisor sends her emails with sexual pictures and innuendo. So what? Can’t students take a joke? Can’t they take a compliment? While repeated sexual joking may not seem serious, the truth is […] … learn more→