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Power Drives Sexual Harassment - PsychCentral
A new study suggests the abuse of power can lead to sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. Particularly, in the hands of the wrong person, power can be dangerous. However, the definition and interpretation of power varies by gender and workplace roles.
Issues of power, workplace culture and the interpretation of verbal and non-verbal communication associated with sexual harassment were the focus of a study by Debbie Dougherty, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Working with a large healthcare organization in the Midwest, Dougherty examined the question: why does sexual harassment occur?
“Power,” she said.
Sexual Harassment 10 Times More Likely In Casual And Contract Jobs - MNT
Women employed in casual and contract jobs are up to ten times more likely to experience unwanted sexual advances than those in permanent full time positions, a University of Melbourne study has found.
Dr LaMontagne says: "The study is important new evidence because precarious employment has been associated with a variety of adverse working conditions as well as with poorer mental and physical health."
Sexual Harassment Of Female Flight Attendants Linked To Poor Health - MNT
Female flight attendants who have been sexually harassed by passengers are almost three times as likely to rate their health as only fair or poor, reveals research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The health of other women working regularly with the public may be similarly jeopardised, suggest the authors.
B.C. Mountie alleges years of sexual harassment - CBC News
"Cpl. Catherine Galliford was the face of the B.C. RCMP for years."
Galliford says she faced constant sexual advances from several senior officers from the moment she graduated from the RCMP Academy in 1991.
"It just got to the point that after I had about 16 years of service, I broke. I completely broke."
Army sexual assault reveals culture of silence
Military sources tell NBC News the man in charge of sexual assault prevention in Fort Hood, Texas, may have allegedly coerced a female soldier into prostitution.
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