Women Faculty Forum in the News-Letter

“Report Reveals Gender Inequity in Academia” by Sabrina Abrams (11/1/2018)

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Fleming . . . explained that hierarchical power structures inherent in academic institutions allow sexual harassment to take place more often. She pointed out that hostile conditions often occur in laboratories, where principal investigators (PIs) are in charge of student researchers.

Senior Sam Gomes agreed, describing situations where her peers had experienced gender-based harassment during their research experiences.

“After learning about the types of gender harassment that can take place in an academic setting, I realized that a lot of my friends’ complaints about their lab PIs and professors were actually complaints of gender harassment,” she said.

[The image above is a slide from Prof Fleming’s presentation on the NAS report]

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