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Follow-up to the Diversity Fail e-mail. [20111012|10:58]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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So I sent off this e-mail a week ago, to the Communications and PR office at NPL.

Today, I finally got a response.

Thank you for your email.
We take diversity very seriously and have taken not [sic] of your comments.

Kind regards,
[Redacted]


Is that it?! Really?

I think I feel slightly insulted that it is a two-sentence e-mail and it still contains a misspelling.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in my corner, sulking.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2011-10-12 10:14 (UTC)
and it still contains a missspelling.

O the irony!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-10-12 12:47 (UTC)

*fixfixfix* Whaaat?

I don't know what you're talking about. *hands in pockets, whistling*

;D
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2011-10-12 11:00 (UTC)
Oh, that's no good.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-10-12 12:48 (UTC)
No, not at all. And what annoys me even more is that if I want to do anything about it, I have to write another lengthy, thoughtful e-mail to somebody-or-other pointing out why this is dismissive and unhelpful.
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[User Picture]From: imho_im_a_givin
2011-10-12 15:14 (UTC)
It shouldn't be that difficult to create a book that shows diversity. Don't they think there are people with diverse backgrounds who may make and have made significant scientific discoveries? All talent should be developed and encouraged not just the one race and gender. It is very disturbing.

Hope you move forward on this and get support and maybe can offer them a concrete plan to portray things in a more enlightened manner. Maybe there's a group of people who might be able to help you with this or a website you can refer them to that will help them see the light.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-10-15 16:37 (UTC)
Thanks. I plan to forward the thread to a woman who was recently given a WISE award there to see how she responds after seeing the exchange. I'll be reporting back here on how that goes.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-10-15 16:35 (UTC)
Possibly. I'll be following it up, so I guess I'll find out for certain then.
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