But if I really want to freak out a bunch of people who can only be described as randos, all I have to do is post anything critical about drinking culture, or positive about sobriety. It is like sending up some kind of Bat Signal. Within an hour, the thread feels like a clown car: I find myself thinking “Where did they all come from? How did they all get in there? Wait, there are MORE of them?
The positions Hunt held were powerful, if largely unpaid. He was able to influence who got grants, who got fellowships, and who got published. How can an admitted chauvinist do this in a way that isn’t detrimental women working in his field? How can women feel respected by institutions that keep Hunt in positions of high regard? How can we still be having this conversation in 2015?