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Add to Calendar 4/17/2018 3:45 pm 4/17/2018 America/Chicago Astronomy Colloquium - "Gender harassment in science: is it just me?" DESCRIPTION:

No, it isn’t just you. Sexual harassment is rampant across the sciences and other male-dominated disciplines. Gender harassment in particular, the “put downs” of sexual harassment, are rarely recognized as creating a negative workplace for women and gender minorities. Yet gender harassment is the most prevalent and frequent form of harassment, and thus has similar negative outcomes for women compared to the kinds of singly traumatic “Harvey Weinstein” style events described more often in the media. In this talk, I will describe the ways in which gender harassment – and its partner in crime incivility – create a science climate inhospitable to women and gender minorities. I will draw from recent publications as well as upcoming projects to demonstrate the ways in which women and gender minorities who are sexually harassed 1) question the validity of their experience, 2) question their scientific identity and worth, and 3) become targeted for intersecting forms of harassment depending on their other identities (e.g., race, sexuality). I will share the ways in which science climates can become more egalitarian, respectful, and truly meritocratic, in order to stop gaslighting victims, create a healthier workplace, and make more rapid scientific advances.

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Dr. Kathryn Clancy, U of I

Astronomy 134

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Astronomy Colloquium - "Gender harassment in science: is it just me?"

Speaker Dr. Kathryn Clancy, U of I
Date: 4/17/2018
Time: 3:45 p.m.
Location:

Astronomy 134

Event Contact: Rebecca Bare
217-333-3090
Sponsor:

Department of Astronomy

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

No, it isn’t just you. Sexual harassment is rampant across the sciences and other male-dominated disciplines. Gender harassment in particular, the “put downs” of sexual harassment, are rarely recognized as creating a negative workplace for women and gender minorities. Yet gender harassment is the most prevalent and frequent form of harassment, and thus has similar negative outcomes for women compared to the kinds of singly traumatic “Harvey Weinstein” style events described more often in the media. In this talk, I will describe the ways in which gender harassment – and its partner in crime incivility – create a science climate inhospitable to women and gender minorities. I will draw from recent publications as well as upcoming projects to demonstrate the ways in which women and gender minorities who are sexually harassed 1) question the validity of their experience, 2) question their scientific identity and worth, and 3) become targeted for intersecting forms of harassment depending on their other identities (e.g., race, sexuality). I will share the ways in which science climates can become more egalitarian, respectful, and truly meritocratic, in order to stop gaslighting victims, create a healthier workplace, and make more rapid scientific advances.

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