According to the courts, what’s considered harassment in white-collar environments may not be in blue-collar workplaces.
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While women in poverty are more likely to experience sexual harassment and domestic abuse than higher-income women, people assume it is less distressing for them.
These women most often experienced workplace sexual harassment when they were in temporary, casual or contract positions.
Our research with 124 Australian hospitality staff found women bar workers were routinely seen as ‘better suited’ to manage the threat of violence - which is both risky and exploitative.
There is increasing alarm over the lack of progress around sexual harassment and assault on Australian university campuses. Much of the focus so far has been on students but staff are also at risk.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride troop practises at their stables in Ottawa in May 2023.
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The scourge of workplace violence necessitates a seismic shift in our perspective and response. Decisive action is required to prevent and end this crisis within the RCMP and other police forces.
Motivating young people to think critically about online risks helps them understand how stereotypes, inequalities and sexist double standards impact people online.
New approaches are needed to address the scope of abuse young people can experience when online.
Mexican migrant workers harvest parsley on a farm in Wellington, Colo.
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Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the US, with workers exposed to vehicles, chemicals and heavy equipment. Women working on farms face another risk: sexual assault.
RCMP officers in red serge march at a regimental funeral in Richmond, B.C. in November 2022.
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The RCMP’s ongoing issues with systemic misconduct and harassment and its inability to police itself require immediate, bold and systemic measures.
A new book, Unscripted, tells the incredible story of Sumner Redstone, the other model for Succession’s Logan Roy – and the epic succession journey of his daughter, Shari, now chair of ViacomCBS.
Many restaurant workers see violence as a core aspect of a hardscrabble kitchen culture that has existed for generations.
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Barbara Lynch’s alleged bullying of her employees is only the latest in a string of high-profile chef scandals. Two scholars explore how this behavior became normalized in kitchens across the US.
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New research shows how harassment of young people in their school uniforms is a serious issue that has largely flow under the radar.
Boosting efforts to tackle sexual violence in Indonesian universities requires initiatives from higher education institutions, decisive actions at the state level and activism at the grassroots level.
Officers gather for a funeral service for a constable who’d been in a coma for 30 years in Victoria in April 2018.
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A pervasive history of bullying and sexual misconduct plagues law enforcement agencies and illustrates the failure of police forces to police themselves.
Quiet warnings can protect women from sexual harassment.
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Women resort to confidentially alerting co-workers, colleagues or classmates about harassment when they don’t trust the official channels for lodging complaints.
We’ve all been at a work or family gathering when someone has offered a seemingly authoritative statement about the way the law operates. Without some knowledge of the field of law, listeners may simply…
Early detection is key to treating depression in teenagers.
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Nearly 1 in 5 US teenagers battle depression. But parents can help by communicating openly, creating a behavior contract and finding low-pressure opportunities to interact with their teen.
If passed in its current form, the European Union’s new directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence will be world-leading.
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Africans are adopting podcasting as a way of telling their own stories. In one class in Egypt, this took a feminist turn.
There are fewer women than men astronauts involved in research, training and missions.
If history is any indication, space exploration will need to contend with and prevent sexual harassment and assault during missions and training.
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A recent report reveals 72% of women stationed in Antarctica have experienced sexual harassment. This is a shockingly high number – but change is possible.