By Savannah Smith   |  07-15-2018   News
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What they gave, they can easily take back.

A scientists’ group has rescinded an award to a turtle researcher who included photos of scantily clad female students doing field research in his presentation-speech at a prestigious New York conference.

Longtime Brazilian turtle researcher Dick Vogt showed the said questionable racy photos of female students in bikinis on Thursday during the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Rochester.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This Professor Dick Vogt. <br>Today he got an award at for &#39;distinguished&#39; scholarship at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JMIH18?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JMIH18</a>.<br>He celebrated by giving a talk including near naked pictures of students the organizers had to cover with blue dots. <br>He was talking about turtles. h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/ThatPARCPriya?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ThatPARCPriya</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeTooSTEM?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MeTooSTEM</a> <a href="https://t.co/CgvT56ni4f">pic.twitter.com/CgvT56ni4f</a></p>&mdash; Not Mrs McLNeuro (@McLNeuro) <a href="https://twitter.com/McLNeuro/status/1017476544707432448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Some of the slides used were described as being so risque that conference organizers added blue boxes to cover parts of the women’s bodies.

The conference gained buzz and Vogt notoriety when attendees took to social media and expressed their disagreement and disapproval with said presentation, calling the slides “sexist and exploitative.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blue spot or not, I will not stay in a talk when sexist, exploitative images are used <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JMIH18?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JMIH18</a></p>&mdash; Priya Nanjappa (@ThatPARCPriya) <a href="https://twitter.com/ThatPARCPriya/status/1017394722485293056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So…Herp League decided the most distinguished herpetologist they could find was Dick Vogt. His talk included scantily clad female students. Blue box cover ups were added without Vogt’s knowledge.<br><br>WTF <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/jmih18?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#jmih18</a>??? WTF?</p>&mdash; Adam P. Summers (@Fishguy_FHL) <a href="https://twitter.com/Fishguy_FHL/status/1017442003892756481?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I think what is also concerning us what kind of position the professor was in to get the students in a half naked photo- were they changing? I would be so mad if the students didn&#39;t even know they had photos taken until they saw them at the presentation</p>&mdash; Ryan Jeon (@scruffy_raichu) <a href="https://twitter.com/scruffy_raichu/status/1017812325082935296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">English is not my mother language. I read it a few times, because it seemed I did not understand. That&#39;s how surreal it sounded. Then it started sinking in. &quot;He really did it&quot;. Creep af. Disgrace to the academy as a community.</p>&mdash; Rafhael Amorim (@rafha_amorim) <a href="https://twitter.com/rafha_amorim/status/1017823239731662849?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The uproar prompted the Herpetologists’ League to rescind Vogt’s award for distinguished herpetologist on Friday. They said in a statement: “HL does not condone harassment or discrimination in any of its forms. HL regrets and apologizes for offensive content presented in the 2018 Distinguished Herpetologist lecture.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Statement from <a href="https://twitter.com/HerpLeague?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HerpLeague</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JMIH18?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JMIH18</a> <a href="https://t.co/knjDVBmbzh">pic.twitter.com/knjDVBmbzh</a></p>&mdash; katie o&#39;donnell (@katie_m_o) <a href="https://twitter.com/katie_m_o/status/1017893289872240640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile, the directors of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists tweeted that they "regretted" Vogt's presentation.

Some also shared on Twitter that what the researcher did was not “surprising” anymore, given that he has always had a pattern of past inappropriate behavior especially toward women.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Vogt was talking with 2 colleagues at a herp conference in PA years ago. A Latina student approached &amp; remarked how exciting it was to meet such famous biologists. Vogt looked her over and asked “have you ever f*cked a herpetologist”. 1/ <a href="https://t.co/zvOGVnogqJ">https://t.co/zvOGVnogqJ</a></p>&mdash; Dr. Christopher Dick (@CwdickD) <a href="https://twitter.com/CwdickD/status/1017519064116355072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The scientist, Dick Vogt, who showed near naked photos of students at his award ceremony talk today? <br>Yeah, he thinks this is a cool thing to do at a science meeting too. Circa 2014<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeTooSTEM?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MeTooSTEM</a> <a href="https://t.co/USVQ8xQpqb">pic.twitter.com/USVQ8xQpqb</a></p>&mdash; Not Mrs McLNeuro (@McLNeuro) <a href="https://twitter.com/McLNeuro/status/1017535222122991616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is not the first time Dick Vogt has given talks with photos of this nature included, and they were not always “censored”</p>&mdash; Brooke Bodensteiner (@BLBodensteiner) <a href="https://twitter.com/BLBodensteiner/status/1017814690108526592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m not even at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JMIH18?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JMIH18</a> rn and I know she&#39;s talking about Vogt. <br>It&#39;s no secret to female herpetologists that he is a person to avoid. <br>Before my 1st conference, my female PI talked to her female students for AN HOUR about his notoriously sketchy behavior &amp; how to avoid him. <a href="https://t.co/iO6VsQsBTS">https://t.co/iO6VsQsBTS</a></p>&mdash; Sam H. Dean (@samdeanscience) <a href="https://twitter.com/samdeanscience/status/1017429612064837632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Turtle-researchers-award-rescinded-over-racy-student-photos-488193391.html

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17 Comment/s


Anonymous No. 31299 1531651876

Well show us the pictures so we can be the judge of that.

Anonymous No. 31300 1531652156

Holy cow, what was this guy thinking lol. Wonder if that pickup line ever works though, "Hey baby, have you ever fucked a herpetologist."

Anonymous No. 31310 1531654247

Did they put blue boxes over the naked turtles?

Anonymous No. 31322 1531659980

It's fucking hot in Brazil! What are they supposed to wear, full blown lab coats?

Tab No. 31323 1531660135

even in science emotion overrides logic.

Anonymous No. 31326 1531662106

"Vogt was talking with 2 colleagues at a herp conference in PA years ago. A Latina student approached & remarked how exciting it was to meet such famous biologists. Vogt looked her over and asked “have you ever f*cked a herpetologist”. 1/"

Shit that never happened. Oh well, his fate is sealed. No matter how ground breaking his work was, he will now be crucified and expelled from mainstream science because he dared to make a femoid overlord uncomfortable.

Anonymous No. 31339 1531673986

Only in a Jewified world are men continuously blamed for something women do. Why isn't anybody yelling at the whores for wearing next to nothing?

Anonymous No. 31344 1531675811

He should never again enjoy the respectability of his field because he doesn't deserve it!

1Ronald No. 31347 1531679734

Looks like that scientist group brought their religion–the one done to them–to the meeting. You're not borne, you don't come out of the hole with these thoughts. Someone has to do them to you. Boycott the Herpetologists’ League and hopefully no grants will come their way. What a bunch of nimrods.

Anonymous No. 31350 1531681246

Rescinding the award of that pervert researcher was a move a little too late, it was obviously done for damage control purposes. but if no controversies broke out, they would have condoned that pathetic behavior of that jerk of a researcher.

Anonymous No. 31353 1531686087

Oh how can even a science-based org give the creep and excuse of a man an award in the first place?

D No. 31354 1531686528

I suppose having any women, dressed in any kind of clothing, would be too racey for today's ignorant boob's. Oops? Please blue dot that word!

Anonymous No. 31389 1531714931

If the week women had no problem, who are they or us to judge? This #metoo bullshit is exactly that. Bullshit. You don't like it, who is as

Anonymous No. 31390 1531715235

If the women had no issue who are we or the association to decide? He didn't researched on types of women or bikini, right? Idiot bimbo's #metoo movement invites similar Ilk. You don't want to go to the event, don't. Who gives a fuck.

Anonymous No. 31500 1531831747

coz libs are such hypocrites!

Anonymous No. 31513 1531838842

Are they just photos of people doing research in hot climate that happen to be in swimsuits? If so, then it is social over sexualization. Or are they lone pictures of women undressing with no connection at all to a scientific presentation? All we have to go on is what others are saying from their point of view.

Anonymous No. 31565 1531870573

it's the girls' fault for dressing like sluts. Savannah Smith is a stupid feminist whore, why the fuck is she allowed to write here?

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