Young Scientists Report Sexual Abuse in the Field
A recent study showed that 64 percent of scientists engaged in field research have experienced sexual harassment while at a field site while 22 percent reported sexual assault. The majority of those scientists were women and primarily students or postdocs while perpetrators were usually superiors. The Internet survey was completed by 666 scientists who were mainly anthropologists or archaeologists. Though not an accurate representation of total sexual harassment percentages in overall field research, the numbers were still high enough to cause concern.
By Jordan Moses
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