[SIGCIS-Members] What happened on the list last year

Elizabeth Petrick elizabeth.r.petrick at njit.edu
Wed Nov 28 14:01:33 PST 2018


Dear Joy,

I commend you for sharing your experiences in this article, but I am very
sorry that you've experienced all this. Know that you have the support of a
great many here in this community.

Best wishes,
Liz
________________________
Dr. Elizabeth Petrick
Assistant Professor
Federated History Department
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Cullimore Hall 324
elizabethpetrick.com


On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 4:58 PM Irish, Sharon Lee <slirish at illinois.edu>
wrote:

> Dear Joy and listserv members,
> Joy’s powerful post saddens and angers me. I honor her courage for sharing
> her horrible, compounded experiences. I am particularly outraged at the
> waste of her time and energy when she could and should be doing productive
> work. I worry about the damage to her health and well-being caused by the
> perpetrators.
>
> Not that an online tool is any kind of redress to Joy’s situation, but I
> would remind you all of the Center for Solutions to Online Violence on the
> FemTechNet website. It was created in 2015, and I still find it useful.
> http://femtechnet.org/csov/
>
> Take care, Sharon Irish
>
>
> From: Members <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org> on behalf of Megan Finn <
> megfinn at uw.edu>
> Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 15:21
> To: "Sweeney, Miriam" <mesweeney1 at ua.edu>, drjoy <drjoy at joyrankin.com>, "
> members at lists.sigcis.org" <members at lists.sigcis.org>
> Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] What happened on the list last year
>
> Dear Joy,
>
>
> I'm appalled by what you have been through and like Miriam and others wish
> you support and community. Thank you for writing this and giving your
> incredible talk at 4S in Boston. I like that *you* have fired Michigan
> State and given all of us the opportunity to learn from "utter
> institutional failure." I've shared it with my colleagues and students so
> that we can all bear witness to your amazing courage and your -- and all of
> our -- struggle.
>
>
> Best,
>
> Megan
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Members <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org> on behalf of Sweeney,
> Miriam <mesweeney1 at ua.edu>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:10:39 PM
> *To:* drjoy; members at lists.sigcis.org
> *Subject:* Re: [SIGCIS-Members] What happened on the list last year
>
> Dear Joy,
>
> Thank you for sharing this devastating account of your experiences with
> harassment. Your story is so important to me and to other women in the
> academy, for whom experiences like these are familiar.  Your intertwined
> stories about MSU and Dear demonstrate the systemic nature of harassment
> and the multiple ways it plays out institutionally and individually. I wish
> you continued courage, community, and solidarity as you navigate the
> fallout of all of this.  (And I hope that MSU received some renewed
> scrutiny and accountability as a result.)
>
> Many congratulations on your book and your outstanding contributions to
> the field.
>
> Sincerely,
> Miriam
>
> Miriam E. Sweeney
>
> Assistant Professor , School of Library and Information Studies
>
> The University of Alabama <https://www.ua.edu>
> 527 Gorgas
> Box 870252
> Tuscaloosa , AL
> office 205-348-1522
> mesweeney1 at ua.edu | https://slis.ua.edu/
>
>
>
>
> On Nov 28, 2018, at 1:51 PM, M. Hicks <mhicks1 at iit.edu> wrote:
>
> Joy (and all)--
>
> I am appalled by what you've been through and I want to commend you on
> your honesty and strength. As Barbara notes, accounts like this are a
> critical part of our history as a field, as a discipline, and as a (highly
> imperfect) knowledge-producing endeavor. Thank you for all the work you
> have done, including your pathbreaking book. I am sorry we couldn't make
> things work out better. But I look forward to your future work--whatever
> form that may take--because you have an insightful, courageous voice, and
> the way you use it enriches us all.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Best,
>
> Mar
>
> ______________________
> Marie Hicks, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, History of Technology
> Illinois Institute of Technology
> Chicago, IL USA
> mhicks1 at iit.edu | mariehicks.net <http://www.mariehicks.net/> |
> @histoftech <http://twitter.com/histoftech>
> *Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost
> Its Edge in Computing*
> www.programmedinequality.com
>
> On Nov 28, 2018, at 2:35 PM, Barbara B Walker <bbwalker at unr.edu> wrote:
>
> Dear Joy,
>
> Thank you for writing out this important piece of professional and
> institutional history, painful though it must be to relive these
> experiences and to share them. It is a valuable read because of its
> thoughtful exploration of the context and implications of the very
> disturbing events in your recent professional life.
>
> Sending warmest regards and support, Barbara
>
> Barbara Walker
> Associate Professor
> Department of History/308
> University of Nevada, Reno
> Reno NV 89557
>
> Office phone: 775-784-4303
> Website: https://www.unr.edu/history/history-people/barbara-walker
>
>
> *From: *Members <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org> on behalf of drjoy <
> drjoy at joyrankin.com>
> *Date: *Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10:49 AM
> *To: *"members at lists.sigcis.org" <members at lists.sigcis.org>
> *Subject: *[SIGCIS-Members] What happened on the list last year
>
> Hello SIGCIS Colleagues,
>
> First, thank you for your many on- and off-list messages of
> congratulations and support for my book. I deeply appreciate them,
> especially in the context of what I'm about to share.
>
> Those of you who were on the list last spring saw my work savaged by a man
> named Brian Dear. Even then, I received on- and off-list messages of
> support for my scholarship. But what happened publicly was only one piece
> of a terrible, terrible year.
>
> Here is a fuller picture:
> https://medium.com/@drjoy/why-im-firing-michigan-state-sexual-harassment-online-harassment-and-utter-institutional-6663a6bde68e
> <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedium.com%2F%40drjoy%2Fwhy-im-firing-michigan-state-sexual-harassment-online-harassment-and-utter-institutional-6663a6bde68e&data=01%7C01%7Cbbwalker%40unr.edu%7C2d18d2fe7bff48d57fdc08d655623e71%7C523b4bfc0ebd4c03b2b96f6a17fd31d8%7C1&sdata=6br6xCXaZnuVqbC%2F0FxNA6VlB%2F%2BdXtSuqBVjGc5E78k%3D&reserved=0>
>
> SIGCIS as an organization did the right thing, and for that, I'm grateful.
> Regards,
> Joy
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