Saturday, April 7, 2007

Surprise Surprise: Women and men see sexual harassment differently.

Apparently women and men tend to see sexual harassment differently. Men tended to see sexual harassment as an abuse of power, meaning sexual harassment was something people with power did. Women tended to see sexual harassment as an attempt to gain power.

"So if a man thinks that sexual harassment only comes from a supervisor, he may feel free to make sexual comments to a female coworker. The female coworker is likely to see the sexual comments as a quest for power and label it as sexual harassment."

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