Students, teachers and graduates of the Moscow state University named after Lomonosov wrote an open letter in connection with sexual harassment in the institution. The letter is published on the website student magazine DOXA.
The authors of the letter Express concern about sexual relations between students and teachers, which, according to them, the University has become the norm.
“Also, students are subject to the problem of harassment on the part of teachers: often teachers allow themselves to make ambiguous allusions to violate personal space, flirt with a student, that definitely goes beyond academic ethics. It seems to us unacceptable,” the letter reads.
The authors of the letter demand to create a regulation that forbids romantic relationships of students with teachers. For violation of the regulations is proposed to introduce a penalty of up to disciplinary action and dismissal.
“We also believe it is necessary to create a joint Committee of students and teachers in each faculty who would make decisions in difficult cases — in order to avoid speculation and that and the other side,” the letter says.
The letter was published after may 8 in the journal DOXA there was a long article on the subject of sexual harassment by teachers of Moscow state University. One of the students told reporters that the teacher did her classmate nedvuznachno hints at “get some candy from the front pocket of my jeans” during the exam. Another reported that her teacher asked her to do at the bar, where it turned out that it was just an excuse for the meeting.
A graduate of the faculty of Philology named Pauline told how her teacher every time I see tried to kiss her and hugged. According to the girl, she has long been ashamed about who to tell.