Women Are Quitting Science Because Creepy Bosses Won't Stop Hitting on Them

Sexual harrassment is affecting women in STEM careers 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Women are increasingly enrolling in college and higher education, but one place they continue to struggle is the science lab...and not for reasons you might think.

According to a New York Times op-ed, many women are leaving science, technology, engineering and math programs (or STEM fields) because of ongoing sexual harassment by male colleagues.


Jahren says she often advises women, telling them to set clear boundaries and stick it out. "And I hope that this is enough to make him stop," she says. "But it never, never stops."

How do you think sexual harassment should be addressed within higher education?

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