Campus harassment sexual
"So I decided to use the platform that I have in order to make a space for people to be able to tell their story anonymously and get it out there and know that they're not alone." People wrote about being groped at conferences, sexually assaulted in professors' offices, cornered in empty classrooms, plied with booze by senior academics, sent sexually suggestive text messages, stalked, harassed and raped.
Canadian universities named in the document include the University of Toronto, York University, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Alberta, Western University and Mc Gill University.
She spent 15 years teaching at the University of Oregon and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before founding The Professor Is In, which provides advice and consulting services to those seeking academic careers.
Throughout her career, she said she has heard dozens of stories reminiscent of the allegations against high-profile men like film executive Harvey Weinstein.
None of the allegations have been verified and neither the accused nor the accusers are named.
"I have no intention for this survey to be to be considered a scientific survey, a quantitative survey," Kelsky said.
In 15% of all cases the girl admitted to sexually harassing the boy and asserted the reasons of "I thought it was funny" and "I'm not doing any harm, it's what he wanted". Peer-to-peer sexual harassment is three times more likely than perpetration by teachers or other school faculty."This is really a holding space for women, in particular, to be able to share their stories with others, read other stories and know that they're not alone." While harassment is a widespread issue, Kelsky said the academic setting is particularly ripe for abuse.