Policy&Ethics

Confronting Sexual Harassment in Science

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If anyone thought scientists were somehow different from ordinary people—nobler, more ethical, more pure—then events over the past two years have been a sharp wake-up call. As with just about any area of human endeavor where men hold the lion’s share of power, the world of science and technology is plagued by sexual harassment. Women Read More

It’s Not Just O’Reilly and Weinstein: Sexual Violence Is a “Global Pandemic”

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The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. The recent exposure of widespread sexual predation in the American media industry, from Harvey Weinstein to Bill O’Reilly, has elicited shock and sparked debate on violence against women in the United States. Sexual harassment isn’t the exclusive Read More

Neurologists’ Role in Nazi “Racial Hygiene” Only Now Comes to Light

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Medical historians have recently published accounts that show neurologists were indeed complicit with the Nazis—and became victims if they were classified as “non-Aryan. Heiner Fangerau, who teaches the history and ethics of medicine at University Hospital Düsseldorf—along with colleagues Michael Martin at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf and Axel Karenberg from the University of Read More