Bustle cites UMaine study in article on sexual harassment

A 2012 study conducted by sociologists at the University of Maine and University of Minnesota was cited in a Bustle article about sexual harassment in the workplace. The study found that women who break the glass ceiling of professional advancement also face increased incidence of sexual harassment from co-workers and subordinates, according to the article. As detailed by UMaine, “Traditional characterizations of workplace harassment typically portray male supervisors harassing female subordinates, but ‘power-threat’ theories suggest that women in authority may be more frequent targets.” The study’s researchers, including UMaine sociology professor Amy Blackstone, stated, “Sexual harassment can serve as an equalizer against women in power, motivated more by control and domination than by sexual desire.”