Really? What now?
Unfortunately, sexist comments appear on a regular basis in female Ph.D. candidates' careers.
Even if we react to them differently, we share the same experiences of sexism, hearing the same comments again and again.
We need to bring awareness and tackle this issue directly. We are organizing a series of events to work with ETH and the University of Zurich to improve the academic environment.
On the 24th of November, 2022, we held an event to help female Ph.D. candidates to deal with sexism, harassment, and microaggressions. We collected anonymous testimonies on a padlet used to create our cartoons.
On the 25th of January, 2023, more than 50 female doctoral students met with Joël Mesot and members of the Executive
Board to share testimonies about the challenges they face in their day-to-day
activities, and to recommend measures for preventing, monitoring, and holding individuals
accountable for inappropriate and dis-respectful behavior at ETH.