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TheLifeofScience.com is sending out a google form for Indian scientific community to responsibly collect, record and report sexual harassment in Indian science. In light of #MeToo and the stream of sexual harassment cases that have been cropping up within the scientific institutes in India, we are offering a space for students and staff of institutes of science to share any sexism or sexual harassment incidents they have faced in the past or are facing today. Disclosing identities of yourself and the perpetrator are optional. Let us hope that the taboo around this topic wears off and we can head towards safer and more equitable workspace for gender minorities in science.
Please take some time to share this far and wide – to students studying engg/science in colleges, to lecturers in universities, to technicians & lab attendants, anybody who works in science in any capacity. This is a space for all of us.
The forms is available here: http://bit.ly/MeTooIndSTEM
Why are we doing this? For now, we want to offer space, collect record with intention to investigate the nature of sexual harassment in Indian science and also report the cases responsibly whenever applicable.