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SEXISM AT DANISH UNIVERSITIES – THE ACADEMIC #METOO MOVEMENT
Friday October 2nd, 2020, a mail with an open invitation to sign the petition ’Sexism at Danish Universities’ went out from a group of 16 initiators to the entire Danish Academic sector.
The petition arose from a deep personal and professional desire to cast light on the prevalent and ongoing problem of sexism in Danish Academia. But also to qualify and nuance the understanding of the varied forms of sexism and, ultimately, to contribute to ways to counter sexism structurally as well as culturally.
On Friday October 9th, a news story of the initiative and its 689 signatures and more than 800 testimonies broke on the front page of Politiken, one of the largest Danish newspapers, with a publication of all 689 signatures and an in depth coverage of the initiative and the need for it, as well as quotes from the testimonies received to the mailbox – examples of different instances of sexism.
In the days following the Politiken coverage, the petition was given attention by most Danish newsmedia and other relevant news-outlets such as university posts.