April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. We have written about how and why academia and science must be better at confronting sexual harassment and assault.
The National Science Foundation is now ramping up its efforts to combat sexual harassment in scientific fields. This includes a number of proposed steps to hold institutions and perpetrators accountable and these steps are open for formal comments until May 4, 2018. Please submit your comments on these proposed rules here; some helpful guidelines on how to submit an effective comment.
This week, we are also encouraging our women in science to sign up for Hi From The Other Side to understand why many folks are skeptical of science and find common ground.