No one will do anything about this. Higher education in America may be the last free range for sexual predators now that Hollywood has turned. As an aging white male I’ve watched this with amazement for forty years. Since I wasn’t threatened I only commented on the this to others but have watched it grow increasingly malignant over the years. The senior faculty member, usually white and male can be very open and casual about pursuing his prey, male or female. There is the ironic display of prizes by senior faculty with few students and no honors. No action is taken except discreet shaking of heads. And formal complaints are turned into endless interviews for documentation that are quickly recognized as death traps for junior faculty and students. Title IX is honored only in the breech. The well known predator will stroll on with complainants’s bodies discretely moved off campus.

Unfortunately this is a major factor in gender imbalance in technical and scientific fields. I tried to tackle it once but was unable to get even tenured female faculty to risk the damage. I felt bad for being so thoughtless as to even suggest it to them.

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