Ever wonder how many of the women you work with have experienced sexual harassment? Look around your office and count the women you see. Now divide that number by 4 . That’s how many.
ABC News posted an article last November detailing that 1 in 4 women report having experienced workplace sexual harassment. And, only about 41% of these women reported the harassment to their employer. What’s worse:
Among those who’ve experienced harassment but did not report it, four in 10 were either concerned about the consequences of making a report, or didn’t think it would do any good. (Fewer, three in 10 didn’t consider it important enough,) And only a modest majority of women, 56 percent, think that if they did report harassment it would be handled fairly.
Let’s speak up and put an end to sexual harassment. Let’s take it seriously and let’s not let it be a taboo topic.