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“I had no power to say ‘that’s not okay:’” Reports of harassment and abuse in the field

14 Apr

“I had no power to say ‘that’s not okay:’” Reports of harassment and abuse in the field

Biological anthropology has a long, feminist tradition of women and men interrogating sexism in the workplace, as well as researching and prioritizing female behaviors and friendships and reproductive strategies in human evolution. If there is any field-based science that has the tools to look at the chilly climate at field sites, it is us. . . .

The question is: do we want to impoverish our discipline and push out bright, motivated young students, by continuing to allow abuse and harassment? . . .

Survival in field-based academic science can’t just be about who can put up with or witness abuse the longest – that is not an appropriate metric to measure who is the best at their science

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