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The #MeToo Movement Faces Unique Hurdles: interview with Gina Rushton


Nash, M and Nielsen, H and Bax, N, The #MeToo Movement Faces Unique Hurdles: interview with Gina Rushton, BuzzFeed News, Australia (2020) [Media Interview]

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Women scientists face enough barriers to conducting polar research in Antartica, says professor Meredith Nash the clothing is ill-fitting and managing menstruation discreetly is near impossible.

"It is a place set up for white men," Nash told BuzzFeed News.

But it is also a uniquely isolated and intimate workplace to navigate sexual harassment.

"There are a lot of really difficult power dynamics because if you're out in the field for say six weeks, you can't leave and it is really hard to report," she said. "You're supposed to report it to the station leader, but what if he's the one who harassed you?"

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Antarctica, women, harassment, work, safety
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social change
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Nash, M (Associate Professor Meredith Nash)
UTAS Author:Nielsen, H (Dr Hanne Nielsen)
UTAS Author:Bax, N (Ms Narissa Bax)
ID Code:137543
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2020-02-19
Last Modified:2020-03-16
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