’I was so traumatised’: accounts of sexual harassment in UK universities | Education | The Guardian
More than 100 women have contacted the Guardian with accounts of sexual harassment and gender violence by university staff, including verbal bullying, serial harassment, assault, sexual assault and rape. Their stories, which span a period of decades, describe how victims of sexual harassment by senior male academics have been failed by UK universities. Here are some of their stories.
‘Everyone in the field knows he is a serial sexual predator’ – anonymous, university professor
My institution banned a lecturer from meeting students outside his office or at night for groping graduate students. I know this because he also harassed me for a decade and I have had to choose whether to add my own complaint to that of one student. I have not, I’m just not that brave. You are accused of being a hysterical liar, the man gets “censured” and then they are free to take it out on you in myriad professional and personal ways … What amazes me is that a UK university hired this academic, because everyone in the field knows he is a serial sexual predator. Apparently that was less important than his list of publications.