The public outcry over Paul Henry’s comments sexualising and trivialising the work of a guest scientist on his TV3 show is our opportunity to turn sexism into support for women in science.
Sign the petition to TV3 and the MediaWorks network to show official support for the contribution of female scientists, and celebrate the role of women in science.
To: Paul Maher - Chief Executive Officer, MediaWorks TV
We ask TV3 and its parent company MediaWorks to publicly support the contribution of New Zealand women in science, and condemn any content that is inappropriate and demeaning to all women and girls in New Zealand. We ask your demonstrate this support by committing to a meeting with science communicators like Dr Michelle Dickson and Dr Shaun Hendry about how to promote science in the popular media.