Petition update

No More NIH Money to Train Students for Sexual Harassers #TimesUpNIH

BethAnn McLaughlin
Nashville, TN

Aug 27, 2018 — 

Hey Friends,

It's been a super busy few months with SO MANY WINS! While NAS Director Marcia McNutt remains firmly in 1918, other organizations like AAAS have agreed that #TimesUp for sexual harassment in science. Last week, AAAS announced they are revoking prestigious Fellowship for men like Terry Speed who stalked and sexually harassed their students.

Women in science face the highest rate of sexual harassment of any profession outside the military. Yet the NIH Director, Francis Collins, has obstinately refused to do anything and he could fix so much of this. Demand action! 

We need to build on last weeks win and force NIH to do better for women. That means no training grants, no travel money, no honors and no influence at NIH for those who have been found guilty at any institution of sexual misconduct.  SIGN OUR PETITION TO NIH HERE

Sure, I would love to shoot these folks on a rocket into the sun. And I know this may not go far enough for many people who have been crushed by the horrible system that keeps these men in science, engineering and medicine and punishes the women who speak out. I know many of you want all their funding revoked, and I hear you. But let's at least get some safety for women. Let's make sure these men can't wield power and train students like they did nothing wrong. 

Let's show them TimesUp for sexual misconduct in STEM. 

Please sign and share our petition widely. We need all the voices supporting science for everyone in our biggest battle yet.

Best,

BethAnn


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