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How to proceed with the lingerie–elevator question?

Having just reviewed my supervisor's training on workplace harassment, I have strong opinions on this question. Short version: it can have a simple and definitive answer, and should be edited and re-...
jakebeal's user avatar
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How to proceed with the lingerie–elevator question?

I think that this is a good faith question which we should attempt to give a good faith answer to, and I like several of the answers which were given before it was closed. It could also go on ...
David E Speyer's user avatar
11 votes

Should we focus on having more objective answers?

I don’t think we can be much more objective in answers than we currently are. Many of our questions are about problems that are far beyond the reach of studies or are far too individual for somebody ...
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My advisor is using and reading academia.stackexchange, how safely I can ask questions?

I am wondering how safe my private data and locations are here? Your private data should be safe. Moderators and staff can see it, but must not share it. Then, you give a location publicly. But ...
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My advisor is using and reading academia.stackexchange, how safely I can ask questions?

Looking over the questions you've asked in the past, I would say that you're significantly overreacting. Many people use this forum, including (possibly) your peers, your instructors, your ...
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How to proceed with the lingerie–elevator question?

It makes no sense to open it. If you make it generic, and remove the actual quotation there is no question in the question. It would basically be asking "What are some offensive things you could say ...
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How to proceed with the lingerie–elevator question?

The question should be open to receive answers, but with lots of structure. First, I'll respond to the specific points raised by StrongBad. "I cannot possibly see how a comment about women's ...
aparente001's user avatar
2 votes

How to proceed with the lingerie–elevator question?

I think the question should stay/be closed for a number of reasons. First, I do not agree with the arguments that I think it is wrong to assume that no part of this is specific to academic culture (...
StrongBad's user avatar
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Why advice to change adviser is rarely or simply not advised to be used in academia?

We say it because in the overwhelming majority of cases/countries it's true. If Glassdoor ever start including reviews of academic supervisors, you will see some really scary stuff. The longer you ...
Nikos Kazazakis's user avatar
1 vote

Should we focus on having more objective answers?

If a question can only be answered with opinions, you can vote to close it. I often do. Example: "What is the best basket weaving department?" If an answer is unambiguously an opinion (...
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