Sex assaults, harassment reported in science fieldwork

Sixty-four percent of researchers, most often women, in anthropology, archaeology, geology and other scientific disciplines have experienced sexual harassment during field research, according to a survey of about 600 men and women published in the journal PLOS ONE. Twenty percent reported they were victims of sexual assault in the field. Trainees — a blanket term for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers — were more likely to report they had been sexually assaulted or harassed.


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