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Deepti Gurdasani
activist, whistleblower, intersectional feminist, statistical geneticist, survivor.. advocating for a better culture in academia.. all views my own.
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Deepti Gurdasani retweeted
Angela 10h
Replying to @TheKitchenista
Please. We are new to the city and this is the most unimaginable thing. Jaden was last seen in Detroit since Sat morning, there is no activity on his social and he did not have his phone. I have reason to be concerned about his mental health.
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Deepti Gurdasani 7h
This is truly inspired 😂
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Deepti Gurdasani 8h
It's really hard to understand why they don't make these really minor adjustments that would make such a huge difference to the student or staff member. Also given that they have a legal responsibility to do so. This behaviour seems insidious rather than apathetic.
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#NEVER WORK AT MMU 8h
As a person who ultimately lost job because a university of 4500 staff and 38,000 students could not provide me with an accessible parking option to do my job, it is astounding how poor uni OH/HR departments are, never mind local line management. They're mindblowingly abysmal.
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ChangeForDisabledStudents Feb 24
We are creating a disabled students’ university complaints guide. Do you have legal expertise or experience of guiding disabled student through the complaints process? Please get in touch
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Do Better Academia 8h
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Deepti Gurdasani 8h
Replying to @ChangeDisabled
Often, reasonable adjustments were not made, even though these were relatively straightforward and would have really mitigated anxiety and stress.
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Deepti Gurdasani 8h
Replying to @ChangeDisabled
There were also serious breaches of confidentiality, with information about disabilities being disclosed to other team members, and colleagues without cause. And lack of clarity in investigating complaints, which in itself caused a lot of stress.
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Deepti Gurdasani 8h
Replying to @ChangeDisabled
In my previous experience as a manager, it's clear that HR did not have any experience with mental illness related disability - they discouraged staff & students from accessing counselling. There was poor understanding of welfare, which put staff at serious risk.
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Deepti Gurdasani 8h
Replying to @katiecmoliver
I understand the sadness though. ❤️ Sending hugs.
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Deepti Gurdasani 8h
Replying to @katiecmoliver
I feel it isn't meaningless, because these experiences exposed me to a reality I would have never seen otherwise. An understanding that allows me to see the systematic injustices & do my little bit from my position of relative privilege to try and mitigate these.
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Deepti Gurdasani 8h
Replying to @katiecmoliver
I feel this too. I've realised it's a sort of grief reaction- it comes in waves. This may be a rationalisation, but my grief has helped me empathise and connect with others who have faced injustices in this system. Injustices I wasn't always aware of.
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Calvin and Hobbes 10h
If only I could do this at work…
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Deepti Gurdasani 9h
Replying to @NBedera
Thank you so much for shedding light on this. And for researching this. It must be a difficult area to study, given the reality of what happens to so many victims. Hopefully your work will help effect much needed change.
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Deepti Gurdasani 9h
Replying to @NBedera
Thank you for this illuminating thread. It's good to know that someone is researching this very important area. Do you have any thoughts about why investigations seem biased against victims? Is this down to misogyny, or are their other reasons as well?
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Nicole Bedera 9h
In light of the divided jury in the case, I want to share an example of the kind of "evidence" that adjudicators get hung up on in sexual assault cases. This example comes from my dissertation fieldwork, during which I studied one university's Title IX process.
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Deepti Gurdasani retweeted
Rape & DV Services Australia 21 May 18
At the , gave an incredibly powerful speech against Weinstein, the film industry that protected him, and abusers who have not yet been brought to justice.
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Jeremy Corbyn 12h
This is what ten years of austerity has done. Austerity is and always was a political choice, not an economic necessity.
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WhistleblowersUK Feb 24
face two major problems 1. Investigation of the Protected Disclosure - preventing wrongdoing and 2. Retaliation - bullying/harassment. and make the world a safer place for everyone.
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Deepti Gurdasani 19h
- please help. Here is a victim of sexual assault who is in danger of becoming homeless imminently. Why has she not been considered eligible for legal aid?
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