38 CC - D Sharon Pruitt 2006

Sometimes its just too much ...

I work in a faculty with majority female academics but majority male professors. The usual story. In...

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Female Grad Student VS. Touchy Professor and Sexist Classmate

In undergraduate, I had a theory teacher who kept singling me out in class. I naively thought that he...

Attribution - University of nottingham_i

Not Second, But Fifth Fiddle

I am a young woman in academia. I graduated just over a year ago with my Master of Arts degree, during...

31 CC - RDECOM's Advanced Chemistry 2012

Young researcher already tempted to pack it in

I work as a postdoc at a large institution. We have a well renowned research group, which is highly...

26 CC - Dell Inc 2012

We're both experts here…

My male colleague (a doctoral candidate close to completing his degree) wrote an email about organizing...

27 CC - Dell Inc 2013

Masters student pestered by senior lecturer

When I was a Masters student at a university in the UK last year I had the unfortunate experience of...

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Finally Giving Up!

Many years ago I tried for a position at my current university (lectureship), just a few weeks after...

31 CC - RDECOM's Advanced Chemistry 2012

Implicit bias?

Two stories: 1) for the group email he sends as recipients the male professor always lists all men first...

42 CC - World Travel & Tourist Council 2013

Disappointed in grant selection committees

I work in the mathematical sciences. In my field, there are a number of well-qualified and nationally...

24 CC - velkr0 2009

Let's Try a New Experiment: Self-Awareness

I was enrolled in a seminar about experimental literature where the Prof. encouraged the students to...

14 CC - itupictures - Geneva 2014

Cakes and Hugs

In a meeting with a head of the department, a female professor was told that she should be Senior Tutor...

05 CC - Tulane Public Relations

Teenage Angst

My 17 year old daughter is studying Archaelogy, Environmental science, Geology and history at A level...

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Casual sexism at Oxbridge

I’m in my thirties with a PhD and several years’ professional experience. During a meeting...

27 CC - Dell Inc 2013

More Sexism in Medieval Studies

I was attending a major national conference at the end of my MA year. In the evening, I was standing...

28 CC - OhioStateEngineering 2011

Ignoring female professors

At a beginning of the year reception, our chair was introducing all of us to the new dean. We were all...

45 CC - UNE Photos 2011

Sexism in Medieval Studies

I’m posting this today because, one of my communities, medieval studies, is in a bit of an uproar...

Attribution - University of nottingham_i

Sexual harassment by postdoc – no support of boss

We got a new postdoc in his middle thirties in our lab from an eastern European country. From the beginning...

40 CC - National Assembly for Wales 2013

Burnt-out Feminist

As the only female in my department, I am often the only member of staff to notice certain obvious problems...

39 CC - Jenny Scott 2013

An Academic Witch Hunt

My faculty is very conservative. As an unmarried mother, my partner and I were never able to feel ‘...

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Mothers Are Apparently Not Scholars

After serving for two years on an important national committee, the Chair of the committee forgot my...

What it’s all about

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SASSY - Sharing ACADEMIC SEXISM STORIES w/ You


As fellow academics fed up with the everyday sexism that we have seen, heard and experienced, we have decided to create a safe platform to share stories of academic sexism.

In so doing, we hope to:

  1. create a space for those who have been harmed to express themselves,
  2. empower others to share their stories and challenge the structures that perpetuate this sexism, and
  3. better understand the problem in order to begin to act collectively to prevent it.

Share your story – Read other Sexism Stories


Waar het om gaat

Als collega-academici hebben wij genoeg van het alledaags seksisme dat ons omringt. Daarom richten we dit platform op. Over het seksisme dat wij dagelijks zelf ervaren of getuige van zijn bij anderen willen we op een veilige manier kunnen communiceren. Met deze website hopen wij:

  1. een veilige ruimte te creëren, opdat iedereen die met seksisme te maken kreeg, zijn verhaal kwijt kan
  2. anderen aan te moedigen om ook met hun verhaal naar buiten te komen en mee te helpen om de structuren die dit seksisme bestendigen, bloot te leggen,
  3. na het verwerven van meer inzicht in de problematiek, over te gaan tot gezamenlijke preventieve maatregelen.

Deel jouw verhaal – Lees Seksisme verhalen van anderen


De quoi s’agit il

En tant qu’universitaires, nous aussi, nous n’en pouvons plus du sexisme que nous voyons, entendons et vivons au quotidien. C’est pourquoi nous souhaitons créer une plateforme où nous pourrons raconter sans crainte nos expériences du sexisme en milieu universitaire. De ce fait, nous espérons:

  1. créer un espace où celles qui ont subi du sexisme pourront s’exprimer;
  2. donner à d’autres le courage de faire part de ce qu’elles ont vécu et de dénoncer les structures qui perpétuent le sexisme;
  3. pouvoir mieux comprendre la problématique afin d’agir ensemble pour mieux la contrer.

Partagez votre histoire – Lisez les histoires des autres


Worum es geht

Als Kollegen, die den alltäglichen Sexismus, den wir gesehen, gehört und erfahren haben, satt sind, haben wir beschlossen, eine sichere Plattform zu schaffen, in der Geschichten akademischen Sexismus geteilt werden können. Dabei hoffen wir:

  1. einen Raum zu schaffen, in dem diejenigen, die durch Sexismus verletzt wurden, sich äußern können
  2. andere dazu zu ermutigen, ihre Geschichten zu erzählen und damit die Strukturen in Frage zu stellen, die diesen Sexismus aufrechterhalten,
  3. das Problem besser zu verstehen, um anfangen zu können, es gemeinsam zu verhindern.

Teile deine Geschichte – Lies Berichte anderer