That seems like a bit of a reactionary rag there, Matheus. I'm probably the exact type of 'ultra-left hard authoritarian' the author has in mind as the villain... but they aren't doing a great job of hiding their views behind 'free speech'.

I would be careful not to conflate the experiences of the LGBT+ community and the everyday discrimination they are subject to with those who have to put transphobic in scare quotes (pg 11 of your link). I wonder why, exactly, there is a threat of disciplinary action against 'right-wing PhDs' and members of the National Association of Scholars (literally a reactionary organization that would prefer a return to the status quo of the 1950s) as shown in Figure 5 of that link. Unsurprisingly, members of the National Association of Scholars overwhelmingly opposes decolonization initiatives.

This list obviously isn't appropriate for a discussion of this nature. I think we all agree that we'd rather be chasing leaks and blown fuses, but something had to be said. No hard feelings!


On Thu, Jun 10, 2021, 5:43 PM Matheus Carvalho <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Congratulations for the initiative. You may also be curious to read about several other forms of discrimination in academia:

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On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 10:09 PM Griffith, Elizabeth M. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello Isogeochem,  

While studies suggest that the LGBTQIA+ community is underrepresented and marginalized in STEM fields overall, little data has been gathered to assess the concerns of this community within the Earth and Planetary Sciences.  

If you are an LGBTQIA+ student, academic, and/or professional in the earth or planetary sciences, please consider responding to the anonymous survey linked . This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. No personally identifiable information will be collected. Survey participants must be 18 years or older.  

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We are three LGBTQIA+ graduate students advised by two ally professors within the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University. We are conducting this survey to assess how visible LGBTQIA+ people feel, their experiences with harassment or discrimination, and their perception of department/workplace policies within the Earth and Planetary Sciences field. With this study, we hope to fill an important gap in knowledge about the climate for LGBTQIA+ people in our field, and offer suggestions for what policies or strategies could improve it.  

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you are aware of any other individuals or organizations that may be interested in this survey, please share this message. If you have any questions or feedback about this study, you may contact the investigators listed below:  

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