Vox speaks with Blackstone, cites her research in article on Biden allegations

Vox spoke with Amy Blackstone, a professor of sociology at the University of Maine, and cited her research in the article “The Biden allegations are a reminder of the small invasions women deal with every day.” Blackstone, who has studied the effects of harassment, said, “If you’re spending time and energy and emotion working to avoid a harasser or a specific environment, you’re not going to be putting that time toward your career.” Overall, women who are harassed are 6.5 times more likely to leave their jobs than women who don’t experience harassment, according to a 2017 study co-written by Blackstone. And women who were harassed were significantly more likely to report financial stress two years after their harassment than women who were not harassed, according to the study.