Thursday, September 03, 2009


A new study indicates that women in supervisory positions are most likely to experience sexual harassment at work. This is counterintuitive to the popular view that sexual harassment is most often perpetuated against women who are in marginal positions, exploited by superiors who can dangle their livelihoods in front of them. Rather, as the study authors indicate:
“This study provides the strongest evidence to date supporting the theory that sexual harassment is less about sexual desire than about control and domination,”said Heather McLaughlin, a sociologist at the University of Minnesota and the study’s primary investigator. “Male co-workers, clients and supervisors seem to be using harassment as an equalizer against women in power.”

Via. Score one for the second-wave.

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