Anthropology tackles sexual harassment

So much is so familiar.  But there are some good ideas we haven’t tried.  In particular:

Meeting registrants were required to agree to AAPA’s code of ethics, which forbids sexual harassment and discrimination, and many attendees sported ribbons with antidiscrimination slogans.

Really interestingly, their problems seem just like ours, despite very different numbers.  8 out of 10 of their board members are women, and the association’s members are 56% women.


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  1. I am a member of the AAPA. Our problems are very similar to yours, made a little bit more complicated by our tendency to use very isolated field sites for research. We don’t have a smoker at our meeting and usually job interviews happen at institutions, but harassment at our conferences has been pretty thick regardless. Our leadership has only recently become majority female (and we have only just started to address the harassment and bullying in our field – you guys are way ahead of us there), but most of the senior posts across institutions are male. We have similar stats to bio, that way – 80% female in, 20% out. Happy to discuss further if you like.

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