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Oct 14 2013

Biology Online fires Ofek, apologizes to Dr Lee

A site admin lays it out on the Biology Online forum: We would like to express our sincerest apologies to Danielle N. Lee (DNLee) and anyone else who may have been offended by the way our recently hired employee, Ofek, handled the conversation with her. Ofek’s behaviour was completely out of line and after gathering …

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Oct 13 2013

Scientific American responds

Mariette DiChristina offers a fuller explanation in a blog post. Scientific American bloggers lie at the heart of the SA website, pumping vitality, experience and broad insight around the community. Unfortunately our poor communication with this valuable part of the SA network over the recent days has led to concerns, misunderstandings and ill feelings, and …

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Oct 12 2013

Urban bloggers

Update: this post is confusing if you haven’t read the one before it. The article is a good article; my commentary continues from the previous post. Another article on DN Lee and Scientific American, Nobody Ever Called Einstein A ‘Whore’. (Yes, yes, frisson, blah blah collective outrage, yadda yadda impure motives. Noted, Jeremy, now go monitor someone …

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Oct 12 2013

How not to ask for a favor

So how are things going for Scientific American? Not very well, from what I can see. There’s a lot of very strong criticism of their move in taking down Danielle N Lee’s blog post about the editor at Biology Online who called her a whore when she declined to write for Biology Online for free. …

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Oct 12 2013

Scientific American has its reasons

But what are they? Editor in chief and Senior VP Mariette DiChristina explained on Twitter Re blog inquiry: @sciam is a publication for discovering science. The post was not appropriate for this area & was therefore removed.

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Oct 12 2013

Sean Carroll is in

Ah, nice – Sean Carroll (the physics one) has a post on the how not to address a colleague who has the bad taste to be a woman issue, and Scientific American’s response to same. Where I grew up, when people politely turn down your request for free stuff, it’s impolite to call them a …

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Oct 11 2013

Guest post by DNLee: Tell Someone “No”, Get Called a “Whore”

We’re requested to repost this to amplify its signal, so I’m doing that. DNLee is asked to write for a blog, politely declines, and gets a less than polite response. DNLee reports: wachemshe hao hao kwangu mtapoa I got this wrap cloth from Tanzania. It’s a khanga. It was the first khanga I purchased while …

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