Remy, what you say about women suffering in the workplace and historically is correct. I don't know these individuals personally, I've only met them casually. I don't think that in the struggle to support what is right that we need to be humourless. If there's a call to action to the ME/CFS community to support one or both of these researchers I would never trivialize that call. I'm only responding to the worry stated here of how does this affect research.