- Animator for Netflix’s ‘Carmen Sandiego’ says he was fired after asking for fair pay Sunday 3:17 PM
- YouTube reverses decision to remove creators’ badges Sunday 1:47 PM
- How video game developer Valve got served secret subpoena as part of FBI’s counterterrorism fight Sunday 12:31 PM
- Aron Eisenberg, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ actor, dead at 50 Sunday 11:35 AM
- Who needs glass slippers? This Cinderella cosplayer upgraded with a stunning glass arm Sunday 10:19 AM
- How to check if Yahoo owes you $358 Sunday 9:25 AM
- How to stream Bears vs. Redskins on Monday Night Football Sunday 7:00 AM
- What are the best alternatives to the electoral college? Sunday 6:30 AM
- The best PS4 games you can’t play anywhere else Sunday 6:00 AM
- How to watch the 2019 Emmy Awards Sunday 5:00 AM
- How to stream ‘Power’ season 6, episode 5 Sunday 4:00 AM
- Former developer at software company deletes his code to protest its ties to ICE Saturday 4:21 PM
- A mysterious website is doxing Hong Kong protesters and journalists Saturday 1:44 PM
- The best ‘Skyrim’ followers and how to get them Saturday 1:26 PM
- Why Joel Osteen gets cyberbullied every time Houston floods Saturday 12:40 PM
As #MeToo continues to tackle sexual harassment and assault in politics and Hollywood, survivors in other fields that often escape the media spotlight are ready to be taken seriously, too. Including women in medicine, according to a report from NBC News.
Published on Tuesday, the story details sexual harassment allegations from several nurses and doctors against coworkers and mentors at the start of their medical careers. In one case, a resident claims she was sexually harassed by an experienced trauma and burn surgeon while removing a skin graft. In another situation, a prodigy pediatric nurse practitioner experienced an invasive comment from her community college professor when she was only 14.
“It’s very hard to speak up,” nurse Teresa Goodell explained to NBC. “Sometimes nurses treat other nurses badly for pursuing harassment claims, and that’s just wrong. When you’re doing something like this, it’s so key that you have support, that you have people believe you, and if you don’t, it’s very, very hard to do because it’s an uphill battle the whole way.”
As for whether the medical industry will tackle #MeToo and demand accountability, that remains unclear. But change has already happened in other fields after survivors came forward with their stories. Numerous Hollywood bigwigs and actors have been fired, from Harvey Weinstein to most recently Transparent’s Jeffery Tambor. It just takes one step for a reckoning to begin.
Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is Daily Dot's Trans/Sex columnist. Her work has appeared at Vice, Vox, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends her free time developing queer adult games.