Science Magazine takes down embarrassing column advising a woman to "put up with" her leering co-worker

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When a female postdoc asked Dr. Alice Huang in a Science Magazine advice column published online today what she should do about a male colleague who continues to look down her shirt, it seems like there's at least one answer that's clearly not the solution. Right?

As long as your adviser does not move on to other advances, I suggest you put up with it, with good humor if you can. Just make sure that he is listening to you and your ideas, taking in the results you are presenting, and taking your science seriously. His attention on your chest may be unwelcome, but you need his attention on your science and his best advice.


The magazine removed the post about after an hour or so, publishing an editor's note later that day claiming that the post did not meet their "editorial standards." The column is preserved in its entirety here.


Fusion reached out to Dr. Alice Huang for comment and will update the post if reached.

Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.