Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Careers That Weren’t

“The women who have come forward to share stories about Neil deGrasse Tyson have also been talking about a related, but different, indignity: about the harm that the alleged misconduct has done to their careers” writes Megan Garber for The notion that careers can experience trauma, too.The summaries, this week, of the complicated accusations against Neil deGrasse Tyson—there are now four women, accusing the famed astrophysicist of four different kinds of sexual impropriety—have tended to distill the allegations, and Tyson’s reaction to them, down to a familiar, binary bluntness: “Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Misconduct Accusations.” Action and reaction, equal and opposite, the negative charges offset with the positive: The women have made claims; he has denied them.

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