Like many of you, we at TSW were appalled by the response that Dr. Alice Huang gave to the postdoc in the June 1st Ask Alice Science Careers advice column. Science has since removed the column* and posted an apology. Many people have written excellent responses to the debacle, and in some cases have offered a different perspective on what the postdoc should have done**, so see below for the initial list we have compiled. Also be sure to check out the #dontaskalice hashtag on twitter, as well as the #CrapScienceCareersAdvice hashtag and it’s more positive twin, #GoodScienceCareersAdvice. Started by @mwilsonsayres, both are very useful- one as satire and one as serious advice.
Coverage and reactions:
From Colleen Flaherty @insidehighered, with a follow-up interview with Alice Huang: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/06/02/aaas-pulls-sexist-advice-column-amid-outcry-readers
From @Mammals_Suck: https://twitter.com/Mammals_Suck/status/605696515227709440/photo/1
From @RachelFeltman at the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/06/01/science-columnist-tells-student-bothered-by-breast-ogling-prof-put-up-with-it/?tid=sm_tw
From Natalie Kitroeff at Bloomberg News: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-01/academic-journal-deletes-article-telling-woman-to-let-adviser-ogle-her-breasts
From Free Thought Blogs: http://freethoughtblogs.com/heinous/2015/06/01/advice/
More reactions, with *useful* advice and discussion:
From @RySciDean: https://twitter.com/RySciDean/status/605401305947992064/photo/1
Discussion of more advice: https://www.pubchase.com/career/question/help-my-adviser-wont-stop-looking-down-my-shirt-question-534
From Women in Astronomy: http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2015/06/my-response-to-bothered-from-science.html?m=1
The original article also got the Red Ink treatment: http://www.redink.cc/2015/06/02/let-me-fix-that-for-you-alice-huang/
*Cached version here
**We have surely missed some of them, so please email us or leave a link to others in your comments.