Did somebody mention sexism in science?
The accused is Dr. Aurelio Galli, whose research deals with dopamine transport and signalling.
At a conference the professor “… required the female graduate students to attend a boat party where the male professors became intoxicated and were allowed to make romantic and sexual advances on the students.”
Then there’s this: The professor “would routinely call her ugly, fat and … a stupid in front of other students.”
The suit alleges he knew the graduate student was a recovering alcoholic and told her he wished she “would start drinking again because she would be more fun,” and that “… she would be less stressed out if she had more sex.”
She would be less stressed out if the professor didn’t keep calling her ugly, fat, and stupid, too.
How did the department chair handle it?
According to the lawsuit, when the student reported the conduct to the professor’s supervisor he informed her “that in his opinion it was nothing but a personality conflict.”
Unsurprisingly, Vanderbilt says it will “vigorously defend itself.”
It’s all a personality conflict, isn’t it – between the normal, male personality and the crazed moon-ridden unfathomable female personality.