Sunday, October 13, 2013

Late to the party but I am #standingwithDNLee

As Dr24hours said: "If you haven't been under a rock the past couple days you already know about this". I wasn't under a rock, but I did not have time to switch on my laptop this weekend and I haven't mastered the art of posting something from my phone without getting too annoyed trying to cut and paste links.. What happened is this: DNLee, a scientist who writes a blog called "The Urban Scientist" and who happens to be female and black was asked to blog for Biology Online. When she asked how much she would get paid and the response was zero dollars, she declined and then the guy from Biology Online CALLED HER A WHORE.... You can read the whole story here because her own blog post at Scientific American got taken down...
I'm sorry that this happened and I agree with the numerous other people who posted about this that the one thing that can help here is to create awareness about what happens to women and minorities. Even if it happens a little late....

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. I am keeping track of blogospheric reactions at Standing with DNLee against sexism at, and cowardly conduct at Scientific American.

    I've added this post to the now 50 posts commenting.