The Fighty Squirrel is very thin pseud for a molecular and cellular neurobiology type who runs a lab studying neurodegeneration. She is mother to a 14yo half child/half honey badger and 16yo half child/half border collie and a Reviewing Editor at Journal of Neuroscience. She also sort of a badass at air hockey. She speaks for herself unless her employer likes it, in which case it's patented.
it is very gratifying to see so many people talking sense in response to that horrible article. However, the article isn’t the problem: as awful as it is, that dude’s viewpoint reflects the sink-or-swim reality of grad school, as I experienced it. I think a more interesting question is, what would it take to change the system to bring accountability for awful mentorship?