06 mai 2018

Political Science Journal Goes on 'Temporary Hiatus'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Midwest Political Science Association said Tuesday that it had accepted the immediate resignation of William Jacoby as editor of its flagship publication, the American Journal of Political Science. Jacoby, a professor of political science at Michigan State University, previously planned to edit the journal through the end of the year amid sexual harassment allegations. More...

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Subtly Silencing a Sexual Assault Accuser?

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. A James Madison administrator told a student that talking with reporters about her case could violate university policies, a message that has been heavily criticized among civil liberties advocates. More...

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Inadvertently Touched by Scandal

HomeMasha Fedzechkina speaks out on behalf of those scholars who have happened to work with those accused of sexual harassment. More...

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30 avril 2018

When virtual reality feels real, so does the sexual harassment

When virtual reality feels real, so does the sexual harassment
Jessica Buchleitner, Reveal, 2018/04/09
We may have new technology but we have the same old problems: “unbridled misogyny that spawns from gaming anonymity.” As this article notes, this type of poor behaviour has a long history: "Julian Dibbell’s 1993 Village Voice article A Rape in Cyberspace; A decade later, reports of avatar rapes began surfacing after Linden Lab’s virtual world Second Life launched in 2003," and misogynist comments "while then-17-year-old Gittins was playing World of Warcraft". Then there's gamergate, which erupted in the 2010s. More...

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24 avril 2018

Minn. Office of Higher Ed working to prevent sexual violence on campus

University Business Magazine logoOne in five women are sexually assaulted at college campuses across the United States. More...

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23 avril 2018

My university allowed a lecturer to date students – until it backfired

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianA few months into my first lecturing job I was told that a male colleague – let’s call him Matthew – was apparently keen on pursuing a female student now and then. He “dated” some young women he taught and was in “relationships” with a few (I use inverted commas here because I don’t consider such a liaison an equal one and therefore a real one in terms of power). It was apparently an open secret in the department and beyond. More...

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Universities can no longer turn a blind eye to staff dating students

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianA new National Union of Students survey shows that fewer than one in ten respondents who experienced sexual misconduct from staff reported the behaviour to their institution. This was often because they were unsure whether the institution viewed the behaviour as acceptable, since a third of UK universities do not have a policy on staff-student relationships. Despite this, most students viewed sexualised behaviours from staff as objectionable, describing staff dating students as “predatory”. More...

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Sexual misconduct by UK university staff is rife, research finds

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianIn a survey of 1,839 current and former students by the National Union of Students (NUS) and campaigners the 1752 Group, 41% of respondents said they had faced unwelcome sexual advances and innuendo from university staff. More...

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Sexual misconduct at UK universities: the figures don't add up

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Since the Guardian began an investigation into sexual harassment in universities, there has been growing criticism that many institutions remain complacent about the scale of the problem. More...

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'I stayed in my job, but I was terrified of him just looking at me'

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An undergraduate student tells of how a lecturer she worked for harassed her via social media. More...

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