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How Vanderbilt U can't see that this person is a credit to them, I do not know. Absurd that they reversed her tenure decision. This neuroscientist is fighting sexual harassment in science—but her own job is in peril
In this age of gag orders and sweeping sexual harassment under the rug, it takes a loud, strong, unwavering person to lead uncomfortable and controversial work. is a pioneer in so many ways, yet her career is at risk
What happens when women speak up against harassment in scientific institutions? The latest in a long string of retaliation stories, Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin may lose her job on Feb 28, absent a last-minute reprieve from Vanderbilt University
"The impact on you and your career is not to be underestimated." Anita Hill on #metooSTEM provocateur BethAnn McLaughlin who may lose her job this month.
After championing #MeTooSTEM... while remaining a productive scientist, inspirational mentor and leader, is at risk of losing her job ... This stinks of institutional retaliation. Join me in demanding VUMC continues to support her.
Hard to imagine a more straightforward threat to academic freedom than reversing a decision to award tenure to a faculty member who's led the fight for badly needed reforms across the scientific community
In light of this story, it seems like a good time to share a letter I sent to the admin in support of . In it I raised what I think are some troubling questions that have still not been answered. No that date is not a typo.
This is gonna be a thread about #MeTooSTEM hero . As many of you know, she is fighting for her job. She has made tremendous sacrifices for all of us. I'm going to tell you about my experiences with her.
In case you missed it, this is a hair raising tale of retaliation against an assistant professor trying to fight sexual harassment in academic science.
If you are concerned about the events in this story consider contacting Dean Balser or Chancellor Zeppos [email protected] [email protected]
Have you seen that Prof. BethAnn McLaughlin () had her positive tenure recommendation revoked after whistleblowing on sexual harassment and is now losing her job? A story in describes it
This neuroscientist is fighting sexual harassment in science—but her own job is in peril | Science | AAAS
Vanderbilt is making a very serious error here. Retaliation for standing up against harassers? Horrible thing to do: This neuroscientist is fighting sexual harassment in science—but her own job is in peril | Science | AAAS
Roses are red Violets are blue What the fuck is wrong with you ?
I am a Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and someone who has followed closely the unfolding efforts to reduce sexual harassment in our field. The reporting on this tenure denial case at VUMC is rocking the scientific community.
In-depth profile of #MeTooSTEM she-ro , the sacrifices she’s made, and the harms done to her and her career, not least the reversal of her tenure decision. 😰
Roses are red DAPI is blue Please don’t be stupid #AcademicValentines
NOT OK ⁦⁩: “..but in 2017 a faculty committee, having previously approved her (⁦⁦⁩) tenure, unanimously reversed itself.. Absent a last-minute reprieve, she will lose her job on 28 February, when her..NIH grant expires.”
“She is really trying to change society.” Neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin battles on behalf of #WomenInSTEM—but her own job is in peril.
Why don't women women denounce on-the-job sexual harassment? Because they can get their tenure reversed(!), that's why.
Thanks to for showing us the roots of #MeTooStem. The power of shining the light is strong. We learn about the humanity and Integrity of
Congratulations, - to quote Margaret Mead "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
If you haven't read this article about how reversed a tenure case of one of our colleagues in retaliation for agreeing to be a witness in a Title IX case, you should.
you guys wait 11 months to put David Sweatt on leave after being accused of drugging/assaulting a student at a conference but then go out of your way to reverse a tenure decision on for speaking out against sexual harassment?
Hi Francis, I use to study stroke with NIH grant funding but got fired for reporting sexual misconduct at a school you fund . I need health insurance for my family. Can you help?
“We have faculty members who have grabbed and groped and raped and assaulted and retaliated and diminished women. And they can be teaching your classes. It’s not OK.” See 's profile of #metoostem warrior here
"[Vanderbuilt] having previously approved 's tenure, unanimously reversed itself, according to university documents. Absent a last-minute reprieve, she will lose her job on 28 February, when her National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant expires."
This week we learned that is in danger of, or has already, lost her job at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. Like many of us I felt outraged at this outcome.
I’m seeing red I’m feeling blue ⁦⁩ what the fuck is wrong with you? #AcademicValentine Punishing people who call for safety is disgraceful. ⁦⁩ we have your back ⁦⁩.
When responding to email from female faculty regarding situations that make your institutional treatment of women look bad, like this , pay attention to the signature block. It's probably not the time to omit Dr. (or Prof) in the salutation. Love, Dr. G
In what is not a good look for , they reverse a positive tenure decision for and plan to fire her at the end of the month (why?) rather than supporting her advocacy (which, as this entire story shows, is clearly needed) 😡
The decision to rescind tenure approval of a productive scientist who has done more for the cause of women in science than anyone in STEM today reflects very badly on your University
If you have somehow missed it, read about how a Dean stepped in to kill 's tenure approval here: sign this petition and then write to a Nashville, local, or national news outlet and suggest this as a story.
. who won the Disobedience Prize last year - This neuroscientist is fighting sexual harassment in science—but her own job is in peril
Great profile of work being done by ⁦⁩, more than ever my hero. ⁦⁩ should be ashamed of the way they’ve treated her.
"The impact on you and your career is not to be underestimated." Advice from Anita Hill to BethAnn McLaughlin #InSolidarity #MeTooSTEM #MeToo
Has anyone mentioned this to ⁦⁩ yet? This neuroscientist is fighting sexual harassment in science—but her own job is in peril | Science | AAAS
Here is the story of a warrior
12. When women speak up about this problem, they are either fired from their jobs or forced to leave:
The fact that Vanderbilt reversed a positive tenure decision for completely undermines the value of tenure for speaking truth to power. If tenure is withheld for doing so, how will those who do ever reach the point of having its protection.
I am disgusted by what is happening to , and I can't believe this is going to just go through in plain sight. Shame on .
Great profile of #MeTooSTEM fighter by
A profile of and her path to #MeTooSTEM chronicled in
This neuroscientist is fighting sexual harassment in science—but her own job is in peril
Tenure isn't exactly preventing that from happening either (cf.
An incredibly depressing story describing ’s reversal of ’s tenure decision for speaking up in a sexual harassment case.
Chilling story. The timeline of events, which doesn’t appear to be in dispute, sure makes it sound like a person testified against as harassing a student retaliated by kicking off a disciplinary investigation of her pseud tweets.
It is 2019. is reversing a positive tenure decision for a female researcher — I am going to flat out say right now it is because they are uncomfortable with the and how close to home it has hit. They need to clean house, NOT HER
If you need the background
Nicholas S. Zeppos: Vanderbilt: do right by BethAnn Mclaughlin - Sign the Petition! - via
This neuroscientist is fighting sexual harassment in science—but her own job is in peril | Science | AAAS
Lots of people manufacture synthetic outrage ontwitter, but is one of the few who has actually effected chnge in society. We need more like her and less people imposing some sort of online purity test