An announcement

I have put the post Lies, damn lies and hysterics back under password protection. It will remain on my blog so, should the accusations and rumours circulate again, the information is still available. The reason I am putting it back on lockdown is because I think people need to move on. It has served its purpose. The truth will always out. For now, those who were damaged by what happened need to heal and, most importantly, we all have work to do.

I would like to say, on a personal note, that I have been sorry to hear of other people who have experienced similar behaviour from the same group. I wish I had known sooner and been able to help. Also, I’ve been really heartened by those who may have unwittingly got involved but have apologised and built bridges. It’s good to see some friendships and allyship being restored.

For now, I’d like to get back to what I do best; reading science papers and talking about genitals. I hope everyone else involved can get back to doing what they do best too. In-fighting is not my thing, neither is perpetuating it. I have, in the past, greatly respected many of the people involved, some of them still have my full respect, some less so. I’m not going to police anyone else’s opinion on that, I ask you respect mine.

Remember, we are stronger together, we have science and ethics on our side. We can win this. Eyes on the prize. Peace out.

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  1. I ended up on the wrong side of a petty GC dispute. I became the fall guy and am now largely excluded.
    I don’t know what has gone on here (so I cannot take sides), neither do I particularly care, but everyone has to realise that infighting and exclusion are not nice for those on the wrong end of it, we have to be more tolerent of each other.

    1. I’m sorry that was your experience. People being put off contributing is one of the things that concerns me most about all of this. You’re totally right, intolerance isn’t helping anyone. It’s something we all really need to work on.

  2. Claire, I’m rather confused as to why you wrote a long and very detailed blog the justification for which was that innocent people had been smeared – but then almost immediately post support for someone declaring they’re about to do just that?

    I don’t know what I’ve done to you for you to support someone deeply disturbed telling the most vicious, despicable lies. But it seems hypocritical to say the least after the self-righteousness of that blog. I despair. JW

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