Q: What do other scientists have to say about it?

A:

Prof Shaun Hendy, researcher with the MacDiarmid Institute and winner of the New Zealand Association of Scientists Research Medal stands with Dr Dickinson and the campaign. Here’s what he wrote to us in support:

"I find it deeply depressing to witness the ongoing harassment that many of my fellow scientists face just because they are women. Some of it can be unconscious - many still subscribe to the stereotype of the male scientist. Sometimes it amounts to outright hostility that can sap a scientist's love for their job. At its worst, I have seen women systematically undermined, behind their backs, by their colleagues. It's long past time that we put a stop to this."

See more about what Prof Hendy says about misogyny in science in his blog ‘A Measure of Science’:

http://sciblogs.co.nz/a-measure-of-science/2014/07/09/misogyny-in-science/