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Cancelled: Studium Generale | InScience Film Festival | Picture a Scientist - Susanne Täuber

When:Th 12-11-2020 20:00 - 22:00
Where:Forum Groningen, Nieuwe Markt 1, Groningen

Workplace harassment and discrimination couldn’t possibly exist within the sciences—right? After all, professionals who’ve earned PhDs have reached the top of their respective fields because they share an elite level of intelligence and expertise. In theory, such exclusivity suggests that accomplished scientists, whether male or female, have cemented their individual worth through inarguable mastery. But that’s not the reality. Unwanted sexual attention, coercion and assault constitute a mere 10% of the offensive behavior that women in science face. The other 90% comprises subtler exclusions such as being left off an email, not being invited to a collaboration where you are the clear expert, not given credit where credit is due and being made to feel that you don’t belong. More information