MeTooStem

$78,221 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 1,037 people in 8 months
Created October 1, 2018
MeTooStem
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.


It’s Make or Break Time for MeToo Movement in Science.

Most women in science and technology are sexually harassed, grabbed, groped and demeaned by colleagues at work. This is more common for trainees, and faculty harming students and junior colleagues is too often by universities that are get more money by protecting their reputation instead of protecting women.

Dr BethAnn McLaughlin experienced these things as a victim of retaliation for reporting colleague’s threats against a student. Five years of fighting the system and speaking out against ‘harassholes’, a term McLaughlin coined to describe faculty and staff who have been found guilty of sexual misconduct, earned Dr McLaughlin the 2018 $250,000 MIT Disobedience Prize, which she shared with MeToo Founder Tarana Burke and Dr Sherry Marts.  The organization she founded has been featured in the Washington Post, Science Magazine, on NPR.

Science magazine reporter Meredith Wadman described McLaughlin as “irreverent, sometimes wickedly funny….by turns sobering, hilarious and profane’. McLaughlin has been invited to dozens of campuses and conferences to share the truth about how we fail to protect students from professors who grab and grope them and whistleblowers who report these behaviors.

This May 4th McLaughlin will have a chance at the national platform to bring our truth to power. She has been asked to be a Keynote Speaker at March for Science in NYC. We need you to show up in droves, grab the media’s attention with signs, informational materials, spokespeople and lawyers who have been doing this work with for the last seven months. We need safe spaces on site for victims. We need point of contact people in the crowd from our leadership team. We need money, voices and people. Our management consultants estimate that we need 100 volunteers and to raise $42,000 for March for Science. We need you because it’s make or break time for us.

In appreciation for your investment,

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

Big Roller? $1000.00 and receive 20 lanyards, 10 stickers and her favorite gin cocktail with MeTooSTEM founder, neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin and the rest of the MeTooSTEM Leadership Team at the 2019 NYC March for Science.

All appreciation gifts will be picked up from the MeTooSTEM reps in NYC March for Science May 4th.

More media means more pressure on our funders, scientific societies and universities to enact meaningful, immediate changes that value whistleblowers, honesty and healing. Thanks to you, later this month the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will force it’s members to vote on if they want to keep members if they have been found guilty of sexual misconduct. They really don’t want to have this vote. They would rather hide their members as they have for decades. Now, the National Academies has partnered with some of the worst universities who have hired, retained and promoted professors and who have sexually assaulted, coerced and demeaned women in STEM.

Check  out https://metoostem.wordpress.com/category/resources/  for links to stories and resources.
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Its been a busy 2019 for MeTooSTEM and our outreach, advocacy and support programs have been made possible thanks to you.

I've posted a breakdown of our expenditures and we are clearly putting a lot of time and effort into getting out into communities around the country.

Just a few of the things we have been able to do:
MeTooSTEM speaking events at: Mount Sinai, UW Seattle, NIH (twice!), Vanderbilt, Experimental Bio, MIT, March for Science, Story Collider, UC Irvine, Phoenix and ATL.

We have also posted dozens more stories from whistleblowers reporting harassholes on www.metoostem.com, helped whistleblowers remain anonymous and facilitated reporting, provided supports for folks that need peer mentors, social media monitoring and safety monitors with Nest cams.

Yesterday I met with the NIH Working Group to plead with them to fund our work. We are cleaning up the messes created, in no small part, by NIH trusting universities to self-police for 47 years.

That trust has been broken and we heard from women telling Francis Collins, the directors of the research institutes and top administrators that they need to stop saying they care and start delivering emergency services to whistleblowers.

We hope you will hear our testimony, NIH's comments and join us on Twitter where you can keep up with what's new in real time.

You can also find us (almost) every Thursday night as we feature a live zoom session on topics like reporting, thoughts on retaining legal counsel, being a powerful ally and more.

Thank you all for your fund raising, you friend raising and honoring the folks in STEM who have been diminished by sexual misconduct for too long.

Thank you,
BethAnn
@mclneuro
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