College Student Gets Research Mentor Fired for Thong Comment 😳🔥

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Imagine working in a college research lab, only to have your mentor make a wildly inappropriate comment about your clothing. That's exactly what happened to one senior college student, who found herself in a tough situation with her new postdoc mentor. After enduring his condescending attitude and offensive remarks, she finally decided to report him when he crossed the line with a comment about her thong. 💢👩‍🔬 But did she go too far? Let's dive into the story...

New Mentor, New Problems 😒

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Enter the Mansplainer 🙄

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Condescending and Offensive 😤

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A Feminist PI to the Rescue? 💪

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The Thong Incident 😳

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The Inappropriate Comment 🤬

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Shocked and Embarrassed 😨

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Seeking Advice from Friends and Boyfriend 🗣️

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PI Takes Action 🚀

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Mentor Gets Fired 😱

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Feeling Remorseful 😔

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Clarifying Leggings and Mansplaining 📝

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More on Mansplaining 🧐

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Political Science Minor, Still Mansplained 🤦‍♀️

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Electoral College Explained, Unnecessarily 😂

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Mentor's Inappropriate Comment Leads to Firing 🔥

After enduring her new research mentor's condescending attitude and offensive comments, one senior college student finally decided to report him when he made a wildly inappropriate remark about her thong. With the support of her feminist PI, she took action, leading to the mentor's termination. While the outcome was somewhat expected, the student is now left feeling remorseful. 😔💔 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

Student stands up against inappropriate behavior from research mentor 💪

DancingStormtrooper | DancingStormtrooper

Supportive comment applauding reporting of inappropriate behavior. 👏

smoltims | smoltims

Standing up to harassment in research labs is crucial 💪🏻

rns1113 | rns1113

PhD candidate stands up against inappropriate behavior in academia. 👏

BroadElderberry | BroadElderberry

Inappropriate thong comment gets mentor fired, NTA supported by PI 😳

CaliLemonEater | CaliLemonEater

See-through pants at work? ESH, but Reddit blames mentor.

Wang_Tsung | Wang_Tsung

Debate over accountability for inappropriate behavior in the workplace.

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Male postdoc empathizes with NTA's experience, condemns inappropriate behavior 👏

Justib | Justib

Winking changes everything: NTA for reporting mentor's comment 😐

McDabbertin1 | McDabbertin1

Speaking up against inappropriate behavior can make a difference. 👏

AcrylicTooth | AcrylicTooth

ESH: Commenter acknowledges creep's behavior but criticizes OP's outfit choice.

something10294 | something10294

Reporting harassment is important. NTA for getting mentor fired! 💪

FaizerLaser | FaizerLaser

Mentor fired for inappropriate comment on student's clothing 😳

lila_fauns | lila_fauns

Underwear at work? ESH agrees it's inappropriate 😑

KaffeeKaethe | KaffeeKaethe

To tell or not to tell? Commenter seeks advice 🤔

curahn | curahn

Yoga pants debate sparks discussion, but mentor's firing justified. 👏

shades-of-gray312 | shades-of-gray312

Previous behavior and attitude led to deserved firing. NTA!

Smashmiler | Smashmiler

Wearing see-through pants to work shows poor judgement, but creepy behavior warranted exclusion. ESH.

heathenINeden | heathenINeden

PI supports student's decision to report inappropriate behavior 👍

Arete823 | Arete823

Healthy communication is key, not frat bro behavior. NTA 👍

Marcultist | Marcultist

Taking responsibility is key. NTA for reporting inappropriate behavior.

nomad_1970 | nomad_1970

Mobile security trainer makes inappropriate comments, gets rightfully fired. NTA 💯

Anime_Blushies | Anime_Blushies

Mentor fired for thong comment, rightfully so. Male ego exposed 😳

saucynoodlelover | saucynoodlelover

Standing up to workplace harassment is always the right thing. 👏

Korlat_Eleint | Korlat_Eleint

ESH in a uncomfortable situation. Mentor mansplained, student reported, both wrong.

themediumchunk | themediumchunk

Inappropriate comment gets mentor fired, justice served. 💯

hikio123 | hikio123

Yoga pants are comfortable and appropriate, clothing comments are disgusting. NTA.

bigcinnamonroll | bigcinnamonroll

Respectful coworker calls out inappropriate behavior 👏

almightypariah_16 | almightypariah_16

Standing up to harassment. You go, NTA! 💪

biggrlpanties | biggrlpanties

Standing up to sexual harassment: NTA and did the right thing 💯

Sims-Houston | Sims-Houston

Wardrobe malfunction doesn't make OP an a**hole. Thong comment inappropriate. 😳

SaltCityStitcher | SaltCityStitcher

Student stands up against inappropriate behavior and gets justice served 💪

sassyandsweer789 | sassyandsweer789

Heroic student exposes creepy mentor, saves women from discomfort 💪

kaptain_amerika7 | kaptain_amerika7

NTA didn't get him fired, he got himself fired. 🙌

Silamy | Silamy

Power dynamics in academia make reporting abuse difficult. NTA wins.

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College student reports discomfort, mentor fired for inappropriate behavior. NTA.

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Woman shares embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, defends reporting harassment.

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Student saves others from crappy experience by getting mentor fired 🙌

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Grad student explains why the mentor deserved to be fired 💯

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Support for firing mentor who made inappropriate comment about clothing.

N0DuckingWay | N0DuckingWay

Empathetic comment supports decision to report inappropriate behavior.

TheBrassDancer | TheBrassDancer

Standing up for herself and others against inappropriate behavior 💪

ginaaa22 | ginaaa22

NTA comment shuts down inappropriate behavior in academia 💪

ajmethod33 | ajmethod33

Supportive comment defends NTA for getting mentor fired. 👍

EstebanGrine | EstebanGrine

Woman shares her experience of workplace sexual assault and lack of support.

CCMeGently | CCMeGently

Support for not reporting mentor's inappropriate behavior. NTA.

D_Nicole91 | D_Nicole91

Supportive reply calls out victim blaming and praises OP's actions. 👏

brazentory | brazentory

Setting boundaries in academia. Respect is not optional 👍

starwarschick16 | starwarschick16

Calling out inappropriate behavior leads to consequences. 👏

aSeaPersonByNight | aSeaPersonByNight

Standing up against harassment is not the victim's fault 👏

usernaym44 | usernaym44

Post-doc fired for inappropriate comment, not student's report. NTA 👏

MyFaceSaysItsSugar | MyFaceSaysItsSugar

User supports firing of mentor for inappropriate behavior. 👍

rlyjustanyname | rlyjustanyname

Support for firing mentor who made women feel unsafe in STEM.

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Standing up for yourself can make a difference 💪

mama-tried-34 | mama-tried-34

Supportive comment validates experience of sexism in research field. 👏

PrincessBubblebake | PrincessBubblebake

Polite FYI vs. creepy comment - NTA made the right call 👍

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NTA replies with a perfect analogy and solution 👌

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College student stands up against harassment and gets mentor fired 💪

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Australian commenter defends thong joke, but condemns victim-blaming. NTA.

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Support for standing up against harassment in science 👏

astrostruck | astrostruck

Supportive comment applauds firing of unprofessional mentor. 💯

Kinggenny | Kinggenny

Academic sexual harassment is unacceptable, glad PI took action 💯

cheeezncrackers | cheeezncrackers

NTA. Reporting harassment is not the problem, he is.

furansisu | furansisu

Reddit users agree: NTA and here for the entertainment 😂

swejudge | swejudge

Male professor supports firing of inappropriate colleague, praises speaking up 👏

idoclevernames | idoclevernames

Setting boundaries in the workplace is crucial 💪

asymphonyin2parts | asymphonyin2parts

Standing up to harassment and protecting others. NTA 💪

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Standing up to harassment and getting justice. 💪

tackles | tackles

NTA commenter explains why mentor deserved to be fired 🔥

meneldal2 | meneldal2

Standing up to sexual harassment in the workplace 💪

Bi_Bibliophile | Bi_Bibliophile

Standing up against harassment and preventing future harm 💪🏼

pmmeyouregs | pmmeyouregs

Squat test tip with NTA agreement and humor 😂

Night_Whispr | Night_Whispr

Clear NTA judgement with justified consequences for inappropriate behavior.

marysmagdalene | marysmagdalene

NTA suggests discreetly addressing revealing clothing, condemns mentor's behavior.

TeaDidikai | TeaDidikai

Wearing see-through clothes gets attention, but thong comment crosses line.

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Supportive comment acknowledges impact and condemns inappropriate behavior.

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Standing up against workplace harassment. NTA did the right thing.

yungmalcum | yungmalcum

Standing up against inappropriate behavior is always the right thing 👍

bwallace722 | bwallace722

NTA shuts down inappropriate comment about clothing choice 👏

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