The editor of Biology Online dot org asked a science blogger to write something for free, or for publicity (read: for free). She politely turned him down. He called her a whore.
The idea that somebody would call any woman a whore because she politely declined his offer of unpaid work gives me chills. I can’t comprehend how the editor of Biology Online would write something so inappropriate.
The full story is described on Sean Carroll’s blog, where he has reproduced the original blog post that was posted in DNLee’s blog on the Scientific American site. Apparently Scientific American removed the original post, claiming this was because the content was not about “discovering science.”