$71,970 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 949 people in 4 months
Created October 1, 2018
on behalf of BethAnn McLaughlin
MeTooSTEM Needs Your Help To Take Our Organization NonProfit and Provide Resources to Graduate Students, Post Docs and Women Who Have Been Hurt by Sexual Harassment.

MeTooSTEM Started as a grassroots movement by students and professors frustrated by the inaction of national organizations and government funding agencies to protect women. Men guilty of sexually assaulting trainees, ending women's careers and retaliating viciously were still on campus, getting national awards, serving on study sections and going to conferences where they intimidate and retaliate against survivors. 

In the last six months, we have successfully gotten RateMyProfessor to drop their sexist 'chili pepper'  faculty ratings, we  stripped serial harasser Richard Vogt of a career award , forceAAAS to stop giving honors  to men found guilty of sexual misconduct and worked with Congress to pressure NIH and NSF to stop allowing men who have violated Title IX protections to serve on study section, get travel money and money to train students.

There are no 'baby steps' in ending sexual harassment. We need brave, giant steps. And we need your help to make them. We are asking for your contribution so we can file for 501c non-profit status, hire legal consultants to help protect students and raise awareness. Non profit status will make us eligible for grants, more donations and, most of all, more action.

We want to launch out of virtual spaces into scientific conferences, starting next month at The Society for Neuroscience Meeting. SfN is the largest meeting of scientists in the world and the first conference to offer a #MeTooSTEM safe room on site for women to work, talk or just sit quietly.  

Help us make our voices heard!

In appreciation for your gift,  all donors will be recognized on our newly revamped site.

$30.00 donors will get a MeTooStem lanyard and 3x3 computer sticker.
$50.00 donors will get  three MeTooStem lanyard and 3x3 computer sticker.
$100.00  and will get  five MeTooStem lanyard and 3x3 computer sticker.

Big Roller?  $500.00 and receive 20 lanyards, 10 stickers and her favorite gin cocktail with MeTooSTEM founder, neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

All appreciation gifts can be picked up in the MeTooSTEM room at The Society for Neuroscience.

Check  out https://metoostem.wordpress.com/category/resources/  for links to stories and resources.
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The outpouring of support this week for trainees and women who have been diminished, hurt and broken by sexual harassment, gender inequality and assault has been nothing short of amazing.
After one too many frightening moments, I sat down with a friend over her kitchen table a week ago and launched this campaign. We went to lunch and when we came back, we had raised $200. Later that night ,we had raised $900. Over the last week, we have all watched generous giving across the training spectrum lifted us yesterday to over $60,000.
Men and women all investing in this as a chance to change our trajectory. But don't be fooled, the need is great. A legal retainer to help a student with navigating Title IX is $4000. We have a plan to streamline this process, but legal costs put justice and transparency out of reach for too many.
I'm asking you to now reach out, not just to fundraise, but to "friend-raise". Please forward this message with colleagues and friends who may not be aware of what we are trying to accomplish. We very much want to have all the voices at the table as we look forward to a brighter, safer future for women.
Thank you,
P.S. I also want to encourage you to please check @metoostem on Twitter for news about our MeTooSTEM launch event at Society for Neuroscience. We would love to see you there. Bring a friend!
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