I know from first-hand experience what it feels like to come forward about sexual impropriety from a senior professor. I was believed, but I was still regarded as so tiresome as to need silencing. The arguments I faced when I raised this bad behaviour – things were different then, we mustn’t single out this guy just because there is evidence when there isn’t about others, blah, blah – left me feeling sullied and disgusted. And I was a senior professor, physically unaffected – and believed. How much worse if you are an early career researcher and your whole professional future is on the line?
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