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Women in pharmacy face intolerable levels of harassment and intimidation

We want to make this clear right off the bat: APhA is steadfastly opposed to sexism, racism, discrimination, harassment, and intimidation – implicit or explicit – and we are committed to combatting behaviors that undermine any member of our profession.

A recent petition called on national pharmacy organizations to address the ways women are silenced: Women risk leadership roles, awards, and opportunities to present their research if they speak out about sexism and sexual misconduct. The petition inspired a wave of women to share their own stories of abuse and harassment based on their gender. The petition also led to discussions about the unfairness of guilty parties receiving tenure-track promotions, positions of power, and professional awards and accolades with no consideration of their unprofessional and destructive treatment of their women peers.