What’s Current: Female scientists face culture of sexual assault in labs and field work

  • When female scientists report male colleagues for sexual harassment or assault, it’s usually the victims who are punished.
  • Russian victims of domestic abuse now have to pay the fines imposed on their abusers, if they won’t pay. Women’s rights campaigners are concerned this will deter women from reporting in a country where 14,000 women every year are killed by a male partner.
  • T.J. Miller, a comic and actor on Silicon Valley, is facing allegations of raping and punching a woman.
  • A survey of Canadian executives revealed that 94 per cent don’t think sexual harassment is a problem at their companies, though this is at odds with surveys of their employees.
  • Former employees of Morgan Spurlock’s production company say they experienced a “fratty boys’ club” culture.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.