#MeToo, even science?

The #Metoo wave was born on 5 October 2017. Five years later, what about science?

#MeToo, it’s all these women who have reported sexual abuse of powerful men. A movement that has hit cinema, theater, sport, media, politics … But what about the scientific sphere? If the research environment and the upper echelons of the university are not exempt from violence, the allegations of abuse do not seem to have reasoned in the same way, especially in this sector where women remain particularly under-represented.

#MeToo, even science?

We are delighted to receive Adele combs, doctor of neurobiology and author of the book “How the university crushes young researchers”, published by editions in a different way last January, May MorrisCNRS research director at IPMM and member of the association Women and science And Marianne Blanchardsociology professor at the University of Toulouse, specializing in university sociology.

Today’s report

Meeting with Agnès Netter, former director of the Mission for the place of women at the CNRS and co-author of a study published in 2019 in Human behavior of nature on gender stereotypes in scientific research. What means of evaluating these stereotypes and what measures can be taken at the level of research institutes? By Antoine Beauchamp:


6 minutes

Documentary resources

find the wire of the program of the day on the twitter feed of La Science, CQFD.

Five years after #MeToo, the shock wave: what has changed in families, at school, in court … (The world, October 2022)

“In research, a culture of suffering encourages the abuse of power over doctoral students”, interview with Adèle Combes (Le Monde, January 2022)

Sexuality in the interview, an “enchanted parenthesis”? published in the magazine “Terrains & traveaux” (Cairninfo, 2022)

Attacks on the productivity of women in science. The case of a Quebec ecology laboratory published in “Work, gender and society” (Cairninfo, 2022)

Scientific genre and curricula: an inventory by Marianne Blanchard in the French journal of pedagogy (Cairninfo, 2021)

Women who changed the world

Nobel Prize: women (still) underrepresented in the list of winners (Franceinfo, 2021)

Nobel Prize: 6% of women winners since 1901 (TV5MONDE, 2021)

Science: Researchers want to blow up the glass ceiling (National Geographic, 2021)

#Metoo Sex scandals still ignored by science (National Geographic, 2018)

Publishing – Girls + science = an insoluble equation? published by CEPREMAP

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