Academia? Are you listening?
"How was I supposed to confront this professor on my own when people who could have—and should have—would not?" Academia has a nasty habit of normalizing bad behavior so could-be allies fail to recognize & call out signs of abuse. For a reality check 👇
Abuse in Academia. Read this article.
In light of recent letter-writing efforts in astro, a good primer on unacceptable behaviors.
"If you [think] I went through it, so you should too, you are part of the problem." True that.
"Yes, everyone knows he’s like this." An important read on the culture shift badly needed in academia.
This entire article is on-point. Do urselves a favor & read it. Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture
"Please don’t ask me to do this. He’ll make my life miserable."
“B y recognizing behaviors as abuse, we can more quickly change them at the institutional level without constantly expecting women to adapt at the individual level.”
"If you read this and think, 'This just doesn’t go on in my department,' you are wrong."
Excellent! On the many academic women who walked away because peers & institutions upheld cultures of harassment
"If you read this and think, "Yes, this is just how academe has always been," or, "Well, I had to go through it, so you should, too," or, "By being hard on people, we weed out those who don’t deserve to be here," then you are part of the problem."
Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture - The Chronicle of Higher Education via
#MustRead then DO Something!
This. This hits too close to home. I am shaking… I need a break… but do read Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture
Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture - The Chronicle of Higher Education << This article is spot on!
Pretty much sums it all up.
Are you are part of the problem?
"a highly competitive system in which a single person has power to make/break someone else’s career" leads 2 abuse
"Anytime you have a highly competitive system in which a single person has the power to make or break someone...
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Abusers and enablers in faculty culture: “It doesn’t have to be that way”
"We need to educate the educators about what abuse is — how to spot it, how to stop it, how to speak up. And we need to give people access to mechanisms for doing so."
Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture - The Chronicle of Higher Education via
Address abusive behavior at the institutional level and don't expect women to adapt at the individual level
“Anytime you have a highly competitive system in which a single person has the power to make or break someone else’s career ...you will have abuse. Not only rape and overt sexual aggression, but also the many complicated and twisted forms of abuse”
Good article on important issue. Worse for women and institutional minorities, but applies across the board. I've been on the receiving end of bullying in academia so often I've lost count. Luckily I have a fairly steely personality, not everyone does...
Yes. This. "Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture" The Chronicle of Higher Education
“If you read this and think, ‘Yes, this is just how academe has always been’… then you are part of the problem.”
Abusers and enablers in faculty culture h/t
I have worked in multiple departments in many countries and continents. This. Is. Everywhere.
"Anytime you have a highly competitive system in which a single person has the power to make or break someone else’s career you will have abuse"
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Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture [good piece, but does not name the main villains: elite white men]
Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture - The Chronicle of Higher Education via
Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture
Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture
Often abuse of gender power is not one big, high-profile attack but a lot of smaller things that add up to undermine