When is it appropriate to call a woman a whore? In the mind of one editor of an online science blog, it’s when she, as a professional, turns down your request for work because you won’t pay her.
Dr. Danielle N. Lee – a scientist and a regular guest blogger on Scientific American’s site – published her experience with an editor of Biology-Online.org identified as “Ofek” who responded in such a manner to her inquiry regarding compensation for contributions. However, her post on Urban Scientist highlighting this immensely problematic interaction was taken down only an hour after it went live, sparking outrage that extended far beyond one blog post.
For more: http://urbantimes.co/2013/10/a-gap-in-respect/