Recent Survey On Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Shows Strikingly Little Improvement Since 1976
According to a recent study conducted by Redbook, 80 percent of surveyed women have experienced sexual harassment at work, a statistic showing little improvement since 1976.
In 1976, Redbook published its initial results from a questionnaire titled "Sex on the Job." With over 9,000 responses from women — most of whom were "married, in their 20s to early 30s, working at white-collar (sales, clerical, secretarial) jobs, and earning $5,000-$10,000 a year (which would be approximately $21,000-$43,000 today)" — the study revealed that 90 percent of those surveyed had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
This same survey was conducted by Redbookmag.com in 2016 and targeted a similar, yet smaller audience: "500 online readers... the majority of whom are married, in their 20s and early 30s, with office (managerial, administrative, business) jobs, earning $30,000 to $50,000 a year." The results revealed that 80 percent of the survey's respondents reported to have been sexually harassed throughout their career.
In other words, in the last 40+ years, sexual harassment in the workplace has improved... almost none. For more information regarding this striking survey, read the original source at Redbookmag.com.
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