A new survey shows that 80% of women have experienced sexual harassment at work — which is only a marginal improvement since 1976, when 90% of women reported receiving unwanted attentions at work.
In 2016, Redbookmag.com asked readers to take the same survey published
in the magazine's January 1976 issue and 500 online
readers responded — the majority of whom are married, in their 20s to
early 30s, with office jobs,
earning $30,000 to $50,000 a year.
In 1976, 92% of women said sexual harassment was a problem, a majority
of them describing it as a serious one; today, that number is up to 99%.
The most common behaviors, then and now? Sexual remarks or teasing,
with 64% of today's survey respondents reporting experiencing those
behaviors from male coworkers, followed by leering and ogling (51%),
subtle sexual hints or pressures (43%), and actual touching, brushing
against, grabbing, or pinching (34%).
Much more information is available in the article, including commentary on why we shouldn't be surprised.