Faculty heckling a student

Posted: September 23, 2011 by Jender in failure to take women seriously, sexual comments, sexual harassment

I’m a graduate student and recently attended a philosophy talk organized by other grad students: one female student and one male student from my department. When both of the organizers went up to introduce the speaker (who is a very distinguished philosopher from another department), three faculty members (one of which is from my department) started making inappropriate comments about the female grad student’s appearance, very loudly, to the point that others could hear across the large lecture hall. I’m sure she heard them as well, but had to ignore their sexist and unprofessional behavior so she could do her job.

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