Scientist Allegedly Called an "Urban Whore," Biology Online Editor Fired

Published: Oct 15, 2013

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A brouhaha blew up on the blogosphere after the editor in chief of leading science publication Scientific American removed a shocking entry about sexism from one biologist-blogger. Danielle N. Lee, who writes the Urban Scientist blog on Scientific American, posted the details of a conversation with someone who wanted her to write for free for his website. When Lee politely declined, according to a Wired article, the response she received was eye-opening: “Because we don’t pay for blog entries? Are you an urban scientist or an urban whore?”

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